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Victories/Successes

March 2014

G. Allen Dale negotiated plea and convinced court to sentence an attorney charged in conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine who was facing 10-year mandatory minimum and Guideline range of 135 to 168 months, to a sentence that will have the client released from federal prison in 9 months after credit for time served and other good time credits.

February 2014

Graduate student at local University cleared of charges of hit and run and leaving after colliding after partner G. Allen Dale convinces prosecutors that the client did not leave the scene. Dale also negotiated a return of the client's automobile, which had been impounded.

January 2014

G. Allen Dale obtains not guilty verdict in non-jury trial where local prominent businessman was accused of assault and theft by one of his business partners after Dale convinced the Court that the business partner was actually the aggressor and had brought the charges in an attempt to force the client out of the business.

January 2014

U.S. News and World Report again ranks G. Allen Dale among the best lawyers in Washington in both white-collar and non white-collar criminal defense. The "Best Lawyers" rankings, as in years past, were based on a collection of client and lawyer evaluations that included expertise and cost-effectiveness, peer review from leading attorneys in the field and the significance of legal matters handled by the attorney.

November 2013

G. Allen Dale is again named as a 2013 "Super Lawyer" in the area of white collar criminal defense. For the 7th consecutive year he has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

September 2013

42 year old charged with Interstate Travel to Engage in Illicit Sexual Contact and Possession of Child Pornography was facing 30 year prison sentence with Guideline range of 97 to 121 months. Partner G. Allen Dale convinced a federal judge to sentence defendant to 28 months incarceration with credit for 8 months pending sentencing after chipping away at guideline enhancements and presenting favorable information about client sufficient to justify a much lower sentence.

August 2013

Named partner, G. Allen Dale, obtains dismissal of narcotics charges against client stopped in her automobile in Georgetown, where police allegedly found marijuana and ecstasy.

August 2013

G. Allen Dale convinced federal prosecutors to decline prosecution of a political figure who was being investigated for assaulting a bartender and bouncer at a D.C. bar. After the alleged assault the client left the scene, but was later identified. Dale and the firm's investigators interviewed witnesses, met with D.C. police and prosecutors and convinced the government not to arrest the client.

June 2013

After months of negotiation G. Allen Dale convinced federal prosecutors to forgo prosecution of a client and the client's business on charges of tax evasion and structuring of financial transactions. Dale assisted the client and business in putting together proper procedures for future tax and deposits so as to avoid subsequent investigations.

May 2013

G. Allen Dale successfully represented a 34 year old individual in the higher education field in Washington D.C. The client was indicted on 5 felony possession with intent to distribute prescription drugs charges along with other misdemeanor charges after police seized hundreds of pills and a large amount of marijuana. Dale successfully negotiated a plea to marijuana with a sentence of probation and dismissal of all charges in relation to the prescription pills.

January 2013

U.S. News and World Report again ranks G. Allen Dale among the best lawyers in Washington in both white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The "Best Lawyers" rankings for 2011-2012 were based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations that included evaluations of expertise and cost-effectiveness, peer review from leading attorneys in the field and the significance of legal matters handled by the attorney.

November 2012

G. Allen Dale is again named as a 2012 "Super Lawyer" in the area of white collar criminal defense. For the 6th consecutive year he has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

May 2012

After nine-months of litigation G. Allen Dale obtained a dismissal of all charges that had been levied against a high ranking government employee who had been arrested after allegedly pulling a knife and putting it to the throat of an employee at a D.C. restaurant. Dale convinced prosecutors that his client had acted in self-defense.

February 2012

After two years of intense litigation, the Department of Justice dismisses all charges against G. Allen Dale's client in the massive and highly publicized Foreign Corrupt Practices Act "African Sting" case. The dismissal with prejudice applied to all defendants who were pending trial (or retrial) and followed two lengthy trials in which the government failed to obtain any convictions. G. Allen Dale, along with David Chesnoff, handled the proceedings for the firm's client, an Israeli citizen.

January 2012

U.S. News and World Report ranks G. Allen Dale among the best lawyers in Washington in both white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The "Best Lawyers" rankings for 2011-2012 were based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations that included evaluations of expertise and cost-effectiveness, peer review from leading attorneys in the field and the significance of legal matters handled by the attorney.

November 2011

Name partner G. Allen Dale defeats a government request for a sixteen-level "loss amount" upward adjustment in a bank fraud case in the Southern District of Alabama. The firm's guideline analysis resulted in an eight-month sentence for our client, who otherwise would have faced a federal sentencing guideline range of 70 to 87 months' imprisonment. Allen Dale cross examined the government's expert witnesses and presented the firm's own expert witness to defeat the government's claimed loss amount.

2011

G. Allen Dale selected by his peers for the 4th consecutive year to be included in "The Best Lawyers in America."

November 2011

G. Allen Dale is again named as a 2011 Super Lawyer in the area of white collar criminal defense by the 2011 Super Lawyers Business Edition, which researches and identifies the top criminal defense lawyers throughout the country. Mr. Dale was also listed a Super Lawyer in the 2010, 20098 and 2007 surveys.