David Lyndon Marks was born in Fairfax Hospital, grew up in Annandale and currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia. Mr. Marks attended Annandale High School before graduating from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1994, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He then received his juris doctor in 1997 from the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Marks founded his own firm in 2004 concentrating solely on Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law and Medical Malpractice.
Mr. Marks has been a member of the Virginia Bar since 1998, the District of Columbia Bar since 1999 and the Maryland Bar since 2004. He is admitted to practice in all Virginia State trial and appellate Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Superior Court and Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court of Maryland.
Mr. Marks has been elected and currently serves on the Bar Council for the Virginia State Bar and the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Marks was very active in the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), having been elected as President of the FBA for the 2014-2015 term. Mr. Marks served on the FBA Board of Directors since 2007. He began his service with the Young Lawyers Section of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2002 and served as President of the Young Lawyers Section and, as such, was an ex officio member of the Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors for 2004 and 2005. Mr. Marks has been a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Committee of the Fairfax Bar Association from 2000 to 2007 and served as Co-Chairperson of the Committee from 2003 to 2006. In recognition of his efforts with the Fairfax Bar Association, Mr. Marks was honored to have received the FBA President’s Award for Outstanding Services in 2005.
Mr. Marks has received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. It is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process.
Mr. Marks was given the honor of being elected in 2017 as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.
Mr. Marks has been named as a “Superlawyer.” Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects the top 5% of attorneys in a state using a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research.