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David Trinnes has diverse experience as both a plaintiff and defense attorney. Prior to joining the firm’s litigation division he practiced insurance defense and worker’s compensation defense throughout Virginia and DC. He also has prior experience in criminal defense, domestic relations, tort, traffic, employment, business law and appeals.

During law school he served as a Law Clerk for the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Office and for the Administrative Office of the United States Court’s Bankruptcy Court Administration Division.


  • Ohio University - BBA
  • Valparaiso University School of Law - JD


  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Outside of Work

  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Weightlifting
  • Sports

Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.