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David Trinnes brings a wealth of diverse experience to his role as a litigator at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. With a background spanning both plaintiff and defense representation, David offers a well-rounded perspective including a deep understanding of the intricacies of insurance law.

Before joining the firm’s litigation division, David honed his skills as an insurance defense attorney, representing clients in matters spanning various areas including workers’ compensation defense throughout Virginia and DC. His experience on the defense side provides him with valuable insights into the strategies and... tactics employed by insurance companies, allowing him to effectively advocate for his clients’ interests.

In addition to his work in insurance defense, David has a broad legal background that encompasses criminal defense, domestic relations, tort, traffic, employment, business law, and appeals. His diverse practice experience equips him with the versatility and adaptability necessary to tackle a wide range of legal issues and effectively advocate for clients across different practice areas.

During law school, David distinguished himself through his commitment to public service and legal advocacy. He served as a Law Clerk for the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Office, where he gained valuable experience in legislative analysis and policy research. Additionally, he worked as a Law Clerk for the Administrative Office of the United States Courts’ Bankruptcy Court Administration Division, assisting in matters related to bankruptcy law and court administration.

David’s dedication to his clients, combined with his comprehensive legal knowledge and experience, makes him a valuable asset to Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig. Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants in insurance litigation matters or providing counsel in a variety of other legal areas, David is committed to achieving favorable outcomes for his clients and upholding the highest standards of legal advocacy.


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


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Courts

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.