Dabbs, David F.

701 East Franklin St Suite 800Richmond, VA 23219

Updated: 10/28/2016


Mr. Dabbs' practice includes counseling and litigation, and focuses on employment compensation and benefit issues. His areas of experience include ERISA litigation (including severance, health insurance, disability, pension, fiduciary breach claims, anti-cutback, claims handling, estoppel, misrepresentation and remedial issues), wage and hour law (FLSA and state wage payment laws, including collective actions), termination benefits (severance and retention plans, WARN, unemployment insurance...


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Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1991

Classes and Seminars

  • ''Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law'', Institute of Management Accounts, Richmond, Virginia, 2007 - Present
  • ''Air Talk with Larry Mantle'', 2007 - Present
  • ''Trends and Recent Developments in Employee Benefits Administration and Litigation'', Society for Human Resources Management, Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 2005 - Present
  • ''Only the Tip of the Iceberg: Eye-Opening and Little-Known Facts about the DOL's New Overtime Regulations'', 9th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2004 - Present
  • Seminars on Overtime Requirements and Exemptions, Payroll Management in Virginia and Virginia Payroll Basics, Lorman Educational Services, Inc., 2001 - 2004
  • ''Recent Developments in Employment Law'', Sterling Education Services, LLC, Continuing Legal Education, 2003 - Present
  • ''Employees and the Law'', Center for Entrepreneurial Development, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2003 - Present
  • ''Top Ten Mistakes in Wage and Hour Law'', American Payroll Association, Richmond Chapter, 2002 - Present
  • ''Wage and Hour Issues for Health Care Employers'', Medical Educational Services, Inc., Taught with Jonathan P. Harmon, 1996 - Present
  • ''Impact of the ADA on Employee Health Insurance Benefit Plans'', 1993 - Present


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1991
    Law Review: Virginia Law Weekly, Editor in Chief, 1990 - 1991
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1986
    Honors: magna cum laude


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Published Works

  • ''Major Rulings Expand Tort Remedies for Virginia Employees'', Journal of Civil Litigation 19, 1994

Office Information


701 East Franklin St Suite 800Richmond, VA 23219

Office Hours

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm


  • (804) 643-9368


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