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David Oberg
David Oberg
David Oberg

Current Employment:
Partner, Jones Oberg and Green, LLP, 917 E. Jefferson St., Charlottesville, Virginia

Practice Focus

  • Complex Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Contract Formation and Enforcement
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury

Education:
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, Juris Doctor, 1995
Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, B.A., Cum Laude, 1991

Clerkship:
Alaska State Court System, Third Judicial District: Honorable Jonathan H. Link, J.S.C.

Court Admissions:

State Supreme Courts:
Virginia Supreme Court
New York Court of Appeals
New Jersey Supreme Court
Alaska Supreme Court
United States District Courts:
Western District of Virginia
Southern District of New York
New Jersey District Court
Alaska District Court
State Trial Courts:
Virginia
New York
New Jersey
Alaska

In addition to admission in the above courts, David has represented clients in the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the 3rd and 9th Circuits, and has represented corporate and individual clients before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Civil Rights. He has represented business clients in administrative hearings and binding arbitration proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, including the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Employment Commission, and the Virginia Department of Human Rights.

Professional Association and Memberships:

Virginia Bar Association
Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
Alaska Bar Association
New York Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Current Civic Activities:

Albemarle County School Board Member--White Hall District
Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center, Board Chair
Crozet United Methodist Church Sunday School Teacher
United Martial Artists Center -- Tae Kwon Do Senior Instructor and Third Degree Black Belt
Charlottesville Men’s Four Miler
Girl Scouts of America Volunteer Leader

After graduating from Cornell Law School in 1995, David returned to his hometown, Kenai, Alaska where he clerked for Judge Jonathan H. Link, the chief judge of the Kenai Courts. Following his clerkship he worked as an associate for the Alaska office of the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAulliffe. In 1998, he proposed to his future wife, DJ, who was then working as a tax associate for the Manhattan office of Cadwalader Wickersham and Taft. She accepted his proposal on the express condition that he agree to relocate to New York, so David left Alaska and accepted a position as Litigation Counsel with the Law Firm of Lowenstein Sandler, P.C., where he served as a commercial litigator, specializing in large scale commercial and construction litigation. After the birth of their daughter, Kendra, David and DJ decided that New York City was not where they wanted to raise their family, and so they relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia where David went to work with the Virginia Education Association. While at the VEA, David represented public educators regarding all aspects of their employment. In 2014, David joined Jones Oberg & Green, where he focuses his practice on advising and representing businesses and individuals with business law, employment law, construction law, civil litigation and personal injury. Having represented many large multi-national companies, David is now very happy to provide cost-efficient advice and representation to local Virginia businesses and non-profits, and is proud to help individuals and families navigate the complex legal system.

In 2015 David was elected to the Albemarle County School Board representing the White Hall Magisterial District. He also serves as the Chair of the Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center. In his free time, David enjoys traveling with his family, teaching Tae Kwon Do, serving his Church community, and exercising at ACAC and the Crozet YMCA.

Publications and Presentation:

“Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act”
     Presentation to the Jefferson Area Board for Aging – September 2016

“Safe Use of Technology in the Workplace”
     Presentation to the AEA/CEA Conference -- January 2014

“Safe Students & Safe Teachers: Avoiding Allegations of Abuse and Neglect in the Classroom”
     Presentation to the Louisa County Public Schools -- September 2013.

“The History of Labor Unions in Education”
     Presentation to the UVA Curry School of Education – April 2013; April 2012

Representative Clients:

Marian Manor of Stafford
Jefferson Area Board for Aging
Oakland School
Home Instead Senior Care
Light House Studio, Inc.
Jefferson Literary and Debate Society

 

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