David B. Oakley

Attorney in Virginia Beach, VA
Mr. Oakley is a shareholder who practices out of the Chesapeake office and is a member of Poole Mahoney PC's litigation team. He focuses his litigation practice in land use and environmental law. Mr. Oakley holds a degree in geology and worked for a geophysical consulting firm before attending law school. His background as a geologist provides him with invaluable insight into environmental regulatory issues. Mr. Oakley is able to assist his clients to negotiate various state and federal environmental laws and regulations. He is a member of Poole Mahoney's brownfield remediation team which seeks to restore formerly contaminated and blighted properties into land suitable for economically beneficial uses. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, premises liability, products liability, insurance defense, condemnation/eminent domain, § 1983 defense, land use approvals, complex litigation, real estate litigation and commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation. In 2012, he was selected as a Virginia Rising Star by Richmond magazine, Virginia Super Lawyers in Environmental Law.
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Areas of Law

  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Environmental Law
  • Workers Compensation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Land Use
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Zoning Law


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2006, Virginia
2009, North Carolina
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

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  • Law School Attended

    University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    Class of 2005

    University Attended

    University of Georgia
    Class of 2002
    BS Geology

    Associations & Memberships

    Virginia State Bar, North Carolina State Bar, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Greenbrier Family YMCA Board Member and Virginia Beach Bar Association.

    Representative Cases

    Am. Zurich Ins. Co. v. Amundson, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 150, No. 2748-07-1 (March 31, 2009).
    Avalon, Inc. v. Canter, 2007 Va. App. LEXIS 366, No. 1356-07-1 (Oct. 2, 2007).
    Gilmore v. Wise, 72 Va. Cir. 353, (2006).
    Holmes v. Reid, 80 Va. Cir. 514 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2010)
    McCoy v. EHM Constr., Inc., 2011 Va. App. LEXIS 170, No. 2542-10-1 (May... More

    Contact Information


    (757) 552-6035


    (757) 962-6180


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    Office Information
    David B. Oakley
     4705 Columbus Street,
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Maintains an office in multiple locations

    Poole Mahoney PC (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

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