David M. Trinnes

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David M. Trinnes

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David M. Trinnes, of Cleveland, Ohio, joined the Firm in May 2017. Mr. Trinnes handles a variety of employment and labor law matters involving business tort and contract claims and employment discrimination and retaliation claims.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Trinnes worked with a Tysons Corner law firm, where he represented a broad range of corporate and individual clients in civil litigation and appeals, including tort, business, employment, and domestic relations matters. Mr. Trinnes regularly volunteers with the District of Columbia Bar’s Community Economic Development Project, assisting small business owners with business formation, taxation, real estate leases and employment law issues

Mr. Trinnes earned a B.B.A. from Ohio University in 2007 and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2010. During law school, Mr. Trinnes worked as a law clerk for the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Office, reporting on legal, legislative, and policy issues affecting the legal profession.

Mr. Trinnes is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Trinnes is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Mr. Trinnes obtained one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded for online harassment on behalf of his clients in Moreno v. Basl, et al., CL96073-00, (Loudoun Cir. Ct. 2016) (Stalking, Defamation, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress – $1,355,907.88 awarded by a jury). During this case he utilized evidence in computer and digital forensics to obtain numerous sanctions and spoliation findings for intentional destruction of evidence by the adverse party.

See also https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/victims-turn-table-on-internet-troll-wins-13-million-verdict/2016/11/03/a2e5c098-a1df-11e6-8d63-3e0a660f1f04_story.html and http://wtop.com/loudoun-county/2016/11/va-family-wins-internet-trolling-case/.

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