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David Grant Altizer was born in Tazewell, Virginia in 1950 and for most of his life has made his home in Tazewell County.

Education

  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, JD, 1975
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1972
  • Bluefield College, AA, 1970

Admissions

  • Virginia, 1975
  • West Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for Southern District of West Virginia, 2012
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2011

Practice Areas

  • Mineral Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • School Law
  • Elder Law
  • Contract Law

Community Activities and Associations

  • Tazewell County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation – Class of 2017
  • Member at Large of the Tazewell Lions Club
  • Elder in the Presbyterian Church
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Department of Social Services

Notable Cases

  • Dye v. CNX Gas Co., LLC, 291 Va. 319, 784 S.E.2d 703 (2016)
  • Blankenship v. Consolidation Coal Co., 850 F. 3d 630, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 4168 (2017)
  • Graham v. Consolidation Coal Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170787 (W.D.Va, December 10, 2014)
  • Graham v. Consolidation Coal Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35046 (W.D.Va., March 18, 2014)
  • Graham v. Consolidation Coal Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97293, 2015 WL 4529847 (W.D. Va., July 27, 2015)
  • Graham v. Consolidation Coal Co., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144645, 2017 WL 6449691 (W.D. Va., Oct. 26, 2015)
  • Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Yellow Poplar Lumber Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99758, 2017 WL 2799316 (W.D. Va, June 28, 2017)
  • Pocahontas Mining LLC v. CNX Gas Co. LLC, 276 Va. 346, 666 S.E.2d 527 (2008)
  • CNX Gas Co. LLC v. Rasnake, 287 Va. 163, 752 S.E.2d 865 (2014)
  • Tazewell County School Board v. Gillenwater, 241 Va. 166, 400 S.E.2d 199 (1991)