Victories/Successes

December 2017

G. Allen Dale once again named to the Washingtonian magazine's list of top area criminal defense attorneys

December 2017

Attorney G. Allen Dale persuades court to sentence graduate student at local University-- charged with possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs-to a term of probation and then, after the student was rearrested while on probation, persuades the court to terminate probation successfully despite new arrest.

October 2017

The Metropolitan Police Department sex branch announced that it has dropped its investigation of Allen Dale's client, a local student accused by another student of sexual assault, and will not pursue criminal charges against him. Dale worked closely with all involved to persuade detectives and prosecutors that the sexual assault charges under investigation were unsubstantiated.

August 2017

G. Allen Dale has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Dale is recognized in the dual areas of white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process, and attorneys are neither required nor permitted to pay a fee to be listed. For the 2018 edition, 7.4 million votes were analyzed by Best Lawyers. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor, and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

May 2017

G. Allen Dale obtains misdemeanor plea and unsupervised probationary sentence in federal internet pharmacy case. In the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Dale, working with attorneys from Schertler & Onorato, obtained a misdemeanor plea and a sentence of unsupervised probation for a pharmacist who originally was charged in a four-count federal indictment that included felony charges under both the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act relating to Internet sales of prescription drugs. In August 2016, Dale prevailed on a motion to dismiss all the Controlled Substances Act counts. The motion raised new meritorious arguments concerning a legal issue on which several other federal courts had ruled in the government's favor. Dale then negotiated a plea agreement for a single misdemeanor, on which the firm's client was sentenced to unsupervised probation and a monetary fine.

April 2017

G. Allen Dale once again named in the 2017 Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. Dale was recognized for his expertise and skills in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense The rigorous selection process utilized by Super Lawyers includes both peer nominations and evaluation as well as independent research.

April 2017

G. Allen Dale obtains misdemeanor plea with later dismissal and expungement of entire record for 20-year old originally arrested on felony drug distribution charges. After the client was arrested Dale and his investigators gathered evidence to disprove all allegations of distribution after which he persuaded prosecutors to allow the client to plead to a misdemeanor under provisions allowing for a later dismissal and expungement of the record.

March 2017

G. Allen Dale obtains diversion and later dismissal of charges for 27-year old charged with driving under the influence. This was an especially favorable result given that the young man had previously been convicted of driving under the influence; and on this occasion he struck another vehicle with his car and refused the breathalyzer.

December 2016

The Metropolitan Police Department sex branch announced that it has dropped its investigation of Allen Dale's client, a British national living in the United States who had been accused of rape, and will not pursue criminal charges against him. Over an almost two year period Dale and his investigators met with detectives and offered proof they had discovered to convince the prosecuting authorities that the contact was consensual.

August 2016

G. Allen Dale has been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Dale is recognized in the dual areas of white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The Best Lawyers lists are compiled through an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process, and Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

April 2016

The 2016 Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area once again includes G. Allen Dale, recognizing him for his expertise and skills in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. The rigorous selection process utilized by Super Lawyers includes both peer nominations and evaluation as well as independent research.

February 2016

G. Allen Dale secures a time-served sentence for Columbian National charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States. Dale's client was extradited to the United States and was incarcerated for 4 months before being released after Dale negotiated a plea to money laundering. Even though the client was facing 87 to 108 months under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Dale persuaded the Court to impose a sentence of time served.

August 2015

G. Allen Dale has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Dale's recognition is in the dual areas of white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The prestigious Best Lawyers list is compiled through an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process and is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

July 2015

G. Allen Dale secures probationary sentence for participant in conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Mr. Dale's client, a real estate agent, was indicted, along with a number of others in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud relating to mortgage fraud that involved scores of properties being subject to foreclosure and losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Dale's client was facing 30 to 37 months in prison under federal guidelines, but avoided jail thanks to arguments made by Dale.

May 2015

The 2015 Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area once again includes G. Allen Dale, recognizing him for his expertise and skills in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. The rigorous selection process utilized by Super Lawyers includes both peer nominations and evaluation as well as independent research.

February 2015

G. Allen Dale secures probationary sentence for resident of American Samoa charged with conversion of government property. Mr. Dale's client and her husband accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars to construct low income housing in American Samoa. The federal government alleged that the money was not put to the use for which it was intended but rather was used by the clients for personal expenses. Even though the federal sentencing guidelines called for a sentence of 18 to 24 months in prison, Dale and his co-counsel persuaded the court to sentence the clients to probation.

August 2014

G. Allen Dale has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Dale's recognition is in the dual areas of white-collar and non-white collar criminal defense. The prestigious Best Lawyers list is compiled through an exhaustive peer-review evaluation process and is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Mr. Dale was also recognized separately for having now been listed for 10 consecutive years by The Best Lawyers in America.

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.