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David E. Tompkins

David E. Tompkins

  • Principal Trial Attorney
  • Lewis & Tompkins
  • 4720 Montgomery Lane
    Suite 330
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • 202-296-0666

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David Errol Tompkins, a partner in the firm, has a civil litigation practice that focuses on plaintiff's personal injury matters. Throughout his career, Mr. Tompkins has handled matters for his clients involving permanent, disfiguring injuries, broken bones, and the wrongful death of family members. Mr. Tompkins also represents his clients in precedent-setting cases involving insurance coverages, bad-faith, and consumer protection matters. Mr. Tompkins is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association and the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association where he served as the Chairman for the Automobile Negligence Section.


Mr. Tompkins received his Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University (F.K.A. Northeast Missouri State University) in 1993. Mr. Tompkins graduated from University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, in 1996.

Professional Honors & Activities:

AVVO.com Rated 10
SuperLawyer 2013
Member, Missouri Law Review
Academic Achievement Award - Professional Responsibility and Ethics
LeadCounsel certified
Martindale-Hubble Peer-Review Rated B-V
Eagle Scout

Presentations & Speeches:

Law Office Technology - The Paperless Office - Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2004.
Moderator - MAJ Automobile Negligence Section Automobile Negligence Seminar - 2008
Moderator - MTLA Automobile Negligence Section Dinner Meeting - Uninsured Motorist Seminar - 2007 Moderator - MTLA Automobile Negligence Section Dinner Meeting - PIP/Medpay Seminar - 2006


As a Member of the Missouri Law Review from 1995 to 1996, Mr. Tompkins published, The Taxation of ADEA Settlements and the Lack of Personal Injury in Age Discrimination Claims, 61 Mo. Law Rev. 507, Spring, 1996. As the research assistant to the Dean of the Law School, Mr. Tompkins co-wrote the Annual Survey of the Law of Evidence for the Missouri Bar in 1995.

Bar Admissions:

Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Missouri.

Court Admissions:

Mr. Tompkins is admitted to practice in Missouri, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Community Activities:

Chevy Chase United Methodist Church - Board of Trustees 2009

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Car Accidents

Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents

Insurance Practices, Claims and Coverage Issues

Medical Malpractice

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