Boone Beale is a premier regional law firm that is rated "AV (Preeminent)" by Martindale Hubbell - the highest possible rank for professional ability and ethical standards based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary.
Furthermore, our attorneys have regularly been spotlighted in Super Lawyers magazine for their excellence. David E. Boone has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in the business for seven (7) years in a row in the field of criminal defense.
As a young boy growing up in Northern Virginia, David E. Boone was fascinated with two television shows: Sky King and Perry Mason. One depicted a ranch owner who owned an airplane and flew to various adventures whereas the other featured a famed criminal defense attorney who relished the courtroom. Growing into adulthood, David emulated both. Today, David has logged over 3,000 hours flying his V tailed Bonanza to various locales around the country, including desolate islands in the Caribbean. And he has logged even more hours in courtrooms throughout Virginia and other states, defending people who have been accused of everything from murder to corporate fraud.
Over the years, David has taken great pride in representing people from all walks of life that have been charged with various types of criminal offenses. In 1982, David was honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People when he was presented with its prestigious Annual Freedom Fund Award, awarded to him as a result of his sensitivity and skill in defending Henrico County citizens.
In recent times, David has been named a Virginia Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense by Law & Politics in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and again in 2013. He was named a Virginia Legal Elite in Criminal Defense by Virginia Business Magazine in 2002, 2006 and 2007. David was also awarded an "AV" Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible rating. Richmond's Style Weekly, in an article spotlighting the best criminal defense attorneys in the Richmond area, has characterized him as a "crocodile in the courtroom." Additionally, David is often chosen by various attorney groups throughout the state to speak about areas of concern to criminal defense attorneys.
David is a member of the Virginia Bar, the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to practicing Criminal Defense exclusively since 1980, David has also acted as an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Richmond and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, teaching criminal law as well as legal research.
Contact David today using the contact form below or by calling 804-780-1111 to discuss your case.
J. Burkhardt "Burk" Beale is an attorney dedicated to the practice of DUI/DWI and criminal defense. Burk has been successfully representing his clients for a period of 33 years, and brings to the table more than just an impressive resume - he brings knowledge and experience as well as a creative mindset to provide his clients with the best possible defense.
A lifetime resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Burk graduated from the University of Virginia in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology and government. He obtained his law degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1980. Burk was the third generation of his family to graduate from W&L School of Law.
Pursuing a career in criminal defense, Burk initially gained some experience with a Richmond law firm before joining David Boone in January, 1982, where he gradually earned a reputation for zealous advocacy.
Today, he continues to concentrate in the areas of DUI or DWI law, traffic law and all types of criminal defense cases in both state and federal courts. As DUI law is a specialized field, Burk found it necessary to become a certified breath test operator and a field sobriety test instructor conducting field sobriety tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) to know everything a police officer is taught to do so he can prepare a better legal defense for his clients.
Over the years, Burk has established himself as an authority in his areas of practice:
Burk is the co-author of "Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia," and "Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia," that are publications by the Virginia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) where he concentrated on search and seizure law, the privilege against self-incrimination, appeals, and the scientific aspects in DUI or DWI cases. Furthermore, Burk has lectured more than 75 times on DUI defense, criminal defense and traffic matters on both a statewide and national level.