David J. Toscano specializes in family law, negotiating, mediating, and litigating child custody, support, divorce, the division of marital property and debt, and adoption. He also practices in the area of real estate, both residential and commercial; and in the area of wills and estate planning. 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.
Mr. Toscano is also trained in the Collaborative Law Process—a new way of handling family law matters whereby the couple and their attorneys agree to work together in resolving the issues by strategies that do not involve adversarial approaches and litigation. Collaborative Divorce offers an alternative to traditional litigation and conflict, and may be a more productive way to bring resolution to disputes. For more information about David Toscano’s Collaborative Law Practice visit: www.charlottesvillecollaborativelaw.com
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 is also a citizen legislator. He has represented the Charlottesville/Albemarle area in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2006, where he serves on the House Courts of Justice, Transportation; and Rules Committees. He is the minority leader in the House. The Virginia legislature generally sits for less than 60 days a year, and Mr. Toscano makes it a point to reserve time for his clients and their needs. He previously served on the Charlottesville City Council from 1990 to 2002 and as Mayor from 1994 to 1996. 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-seven years, Nancy Tramontin, and their son, Matthew.