David J. Sensenig
Dave has a broad practice with emphasis on securities arbitration and regulatory matters, financial services disputes, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, and other general civil litigation matters. He regularly advises and represents individuals in general litigation, restrictive covenants and other employment transition disputes, business contracting and counseling, contract law, the preparation of wills and trusts, and personal injury cases.
Dave has been representing and assisting individuals and businesses on legal matters since 1997. His practice builds on the skills, knowledge, and contacts he gained throughout his career, including his tenure at well-regarded national law firms. He now applies large firm sophistication in a small firm setting. He distinguishes himself by delivering practical, no-nonsense solutions that match his clients’ specific objectives. Whether representing an individual, sole proprietor, mid-size business, or Fortune 500 company, he works hard to quickly identify and efficiently achieve his client’s goals.
Dave has extensive experience in numerous Virginia State Courts as well as in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia (“Rocket Docket”) and the Western District of Virginia. He has represented clients in numerous other federal courts across the country. He has successfully handled disputes involving internet and trademark law, including disputes with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He has represented registered investment advisors, broker dealers, and individual representatives in numerous FINRA and AAA arbitrations around the country.
Originally from central Pennsylvania and the son of public-school teachers, Dave has lived in Virginia since the 1980s. He is active in the Bedford community, where he has lived since 2006. While he handles matters across the country and throughout Virginia, he practices from the firm’s historic offices (built in 1920) in downtown Bedford and is honored to represent clients from the area.
- Securities Arbitration, Regulatory & Transition Advice & Counsel
- Civil & Intellectual Property Litigation
- Estate Planning, Fiduciary & Estate Litigation
- Small Business & Corporate Counsel
University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law (1997) JD, cum laude (McNeil Law Society)
James Madison University (1989)
Member Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Bedford Economic Development Authority Board Member
Bedford Hospital Board Member
Avenel Foundation Board Member
“Fantastic group of people. Andrew and Dave do a wonderful job of answering your questions and fighting on your behalf in an honest and ethical way. I would highly recommend if you are looking for legal advice from someone that will go the extra mile on your behalf.” ~ JD
“Very happy with the services here and the personal touch. Never feel pressured during our conversations. Highly recommended.” – RS
“As a small business owner … navigating a trifecta of seemingly insurmountable, painful challenges, David Sensenig and the staff at his firm provided me invaluable support, knowledge, and guidance I needed to continue to operate as smoothly as possible.” ~ JT
“Very responsive to communication and knowledgeable in elder law and estate matters. Small and personable firm … Highly recommend this firm in wills, estates, and guardianship and conservatorship.” ~ CB
“We … had the opportunity to receive advice from David Sensenig about a dispute that we had with a general contractor who renovated our home. Dave gave a realistic review of the hurdles we faced and the steps we should take to proceed. He was generous with his time and advice and his guidance has helped us follow through with our complaint (which is still in progress). Our experiences with the attorneys at this firm have been very positive.” ~ KM
“Professional & immediately responsive while also being empathetic & supportive … invaluable in guiding me through the legal process to a swift & positive outcome, while also providing emotional support during a very challenging situation. Highly recommend!” ~ G
“This law team is great to work with. They have awesome communication and caring approach to challenging situations. We loved the way they pooled their knowledge and resources to help us out in a difficult time.” ~MB