Dov Szego’s extensive legal experience includes everything from government contracting to family law, criminal law to products liability, intellectual property to cybersecurity, workers’ compensation, general liability, business law, and more. Dov has taught college level classes on evidence, procedure, and family law, and lectured on federal contracting rules. He has served as a volunteer member of the legal panel of a civil rights organization, and represented parties ranging from the indigent to fortune 100 companies.
Dov’s academic background includes law, engineering, psychology, and economics, and he has been a contributor to a benchbook for the National Center for State Courts and at least one Constitutional Law textbook. A three-time Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (twice while in engineering school), member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Virginia Eastern and Western District Court bars, Dov has been admitted pro hac vice in several other states, and has tried, briefed, and argued matters at all levels of litigation, from state and federal administrative agencies to state and federal trial courts, and state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Dov recently added a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as certifications in 3D modeling and lean manufacturing and a Virginia Engineer in Training (“EIT”) designation. Dov’s recent area of academic engineering focus was automation and robotics, specifically unmanned aerial vehicles – he joined Setliff Law after interviewing around the country to design and build autonomous and electric vehicles and spacecraft.
Dov is currently studying for the patent bar, and just for fun, he builds mechatronic devices such as robots and drones.
On brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of an Amicus Curiae religious organization.
Investigated, prepared, and tried Internet litigation matters for corporations and individuals including trademark, copyright, defamation, UDRP, and other similar disputes.
Investigated, prepared, and tried defendants’ worker’s compensation and insurance matters for companies including a regional grocery chain, regional electrical cooperative, and regional insurer.
Represented corporations in government contracting and procurement matters including submission of bids, bid protests and appeals, contract claims, and contract schedules.
Represented criminal defendants in matters before general district, circuit, and appellate courts.
Investigated, prepared, and tried family law matters including divorce, child custody, and support.
Spoke and presented on topics including government contracting, the Internet, social networking, cyber security, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Magna cum laude, Dean’s List
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society, the engineering equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) lab
Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honor Society)
College of William & Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Alumni Scholarship recipient, Dean’s List, Research Assistant to Prof. Neal Devins
Internship with National Center for State Courts
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with Economics concentration
Graduated “With Distinction” (UVA does not use Latin honors), Dean’s List
Community Research Group
Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Honor Society)
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS:
U.S. Supreme Court
4th Circuit Court of Appeals
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
The Supreme Court of Virginia
Virginia State Bar
BAR ACTIVITIES AND LEGAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Virginia State Bar
Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association (GRIPLA)
“Reboot Your Routers: Yes, the FBI Meant You,” American Bus Association newsletter (The Insider), June 24, 2018
National Center for State Courts benchbook, The Anti-government Movement Guidebook.
SEMINARS AND PRESENTATIONS:
“The Importance of an Appropriate Safety Handbook and Enforcement of Safety Rules,” Virginia Loggers Association Conference, Virginia, April 2018
Federal News Radio interview, “FedRAMP (the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) as a Model for Forthcoming Cybersecurity Regulations.”
Federal News Radio interview, “Recover the Death Star Plans: Whistleblowing, Current Events, and the Shifting Tides of Cybersecurity.”
Federal News Radio interview, “If You Like Getting Paid, Consider Submitting a Comment.”
Bowman and Brooke In-house CLE, “Other Similar Incidents.”
Half Moon Seminars paralegal seminar, “Evidence for Paralegals.”
Bryant & Stratton College, Richmond, Virginia, Adjunct Professor, Evidence, Procedure, Family Law.
Mr. Szego has repeatedly been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013 – 2016).