David B. Franzén

David B. Franzén
  • David B. Franzén
    Attorney at Law

  • Phone: (434) 817-7976
  • Email: dbf@fplegal.com
  • Beverly Robertson, Assistant

  • Phone: (434) 817-7988
  • Email: bwr@fplegal.com


David Franzén has a general practice, focusing primarily in the areas of family law, commercial litigation, and criminal defense. He also represents commercial developers and individual landowners in property and other economic disputes, and large and small businesses in contract and employment matters. He has substantial experience advising clients in creditor’s rights, as well as in decedent estate litigation. He represents clients in divorce, support, custody and visitation cases, and is qualified in Collaborative Law. David is proud of his work representing persons charged with crimes and serious traffic offenses. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts.


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia


  • Selected to "Legal Elite," Criminal Law, Virginia Business, 2015, 2019

  • BV Distinguished® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

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Professional Involvement
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (1986-Present)
  • American Bar Association (1986-Present)
Community Involvement
  • Children, Youth and Family Services, Board Member (2004-2008)
  • Barrett Early Learning Center, Board Member (2008-2013)
  • Old Dominion National Bank; Founding Chairman of the Board, Board Member (2005-2015)
  • Cove-Garden Ruritan Club, Past President, Vice-President, Secretary (1986-Present)
  • Tenor, Christ Episcopal Choir (2003-Present)
  • Hardware River, LLC, Member
Practice Areas Education

College of William and Mary
School of Law
Williamsburg, Virginia
J.D., 1986

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A., with High Distinction, History, 1980