David Toscano, AttorneyDavid J. Toscano

David J. Toscano specializes in family law, including child custody, support, divorce, the division of marital property and adoption. In addition to his family law practice he also provides legal services for real estate, both residential and commercial; and wills and estate planning. Mr. Toscano is experienced in the areas of zoning and local government law, having participated in the rewriting of three Comprehensive Plans for the City of Charlottesville. He has extensive trial experience in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District, and Circuit Courts in the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County and surrounding jurisdictions.

Mr. Toscano became an attorney to help people resolve legal problems in their lives, and to represent children and families in protecting their legal rights and plan for the future. He believes that strong and effective representation can make a big difference to the happiness of individuals and their families.

David is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the Virginia Collaborative Professionals, and the Central Virginia Collaborative Professionals.

Mr. Toscano is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, having been elected from the Charlottesville-Albemarle region in 2005. He is now ending his seventh term. In addition to being elected the Democratic leader in the House (2011-2018), he sat on the House Courts of Justice, Science and Technology, and Transportation Committees. David has authored numerous bills on a wide range of issues from foster care and adoption reform to energy conservation. The Virginia House of Delegates is a citizen legislature that meets for a 60-day session in one year and a 45-day session in the next year. Consequently, Mr. Toscano is available throughout the year to meet with clients and work on the Collaborative Process, even when the Assembly is in session.

Mr. Toscano was born in Syracuse, New York in 1950, the first of five children. He was educated in the public schools, received a BA from Colgate University in 1972, a PhD. in Sociology from Boston College in 1979, and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1986. He has taught at various universities, including Boston College, the University of Maryland (European Division), Piedmont Virginia Community College, the University of Virginia, and James Madison University. He has been a practicing attorney since 1986, and is presently a partner with Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd.

Mr. Toscano served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002 and as Mayor from 1994 to 1996. He has served on various local and state boards and commissions, including the City's Social Development Commission, West Main Street Task Force, Neighborhood Protection Task Force, Jefferson Area Board for Aging Advisory Board, City Retirement Commission, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, the City's Housing Task Force, former Governor George Allen's Task Force on economic opportunity and Governor Mark Warner's Small Business Advisory Commission. He is a member of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a resident of the City of Charlottesville, where he lives with his wife of more than thirty years, Nancy Tramontin, and their son, Matthew.