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About the Author
Summary: Among a host of other duties, Dave Eberhart served as the chief of Legal Assistance at Headquarters Marine Corps before retiring from active duty. There followed service as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (consumer affairs/economic crime/multi-jurisdictional drug task force) in Virginia for ten years before entry into private practice in Richmond, Virginia at the now-defunct firm of Kaestner, Dennison and Pitney, PC.
He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, which he attended under the Funded Excess Leave Law Program of the U.S. Marine Corps. He also attended the U.S. Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. His undergraduate degree is in Journalism and Public Relations from the American University.
Contributing Editor for Newsmax Media, 560 Village Blvd # 120 West Palm Beach, FL 33409-1963, (561) 686-1165. Ready reference: David Alliot. Author of 20 cover stories for the Newsmax magazine and hundreds of pieces for Newsmax.com. Web editor for both Newsmax.com and its partner Newsmax World. Intimately familiar with SEO and the Kentico CMS. Google: “Dave Eberhart, Newsmax.” Stories and analyses subjects include: the United States Patriot Act, Healthcare law constitutionality, military tribunals, Guantanamo, 9/11 responders claims, Iraq, Afghanistan, war crimes allegations and profiles of national leaders and political figures.
Veteran’s Affairs Editor and later News Editor of the original and historic domestic edition “Stars and Stripes” magazine and website. This publication and website was eventually purchased by the overseas arm (Pacific/Europe) of Stars and Stripes. Google: “David Eberhart, Stars and Stripes.” Everything for the active duty and veteran/retired servicemember – rights, benefits, current events, new cases. Authored cover stories on such topics as the Anthrax vaccine controversy and Medal of Honor winner Captain Rocky Versace, U.S. Army. Ready reference: Mike Faber, honorary member of the U.S. Military Academy class of 1959. (703) 898-6389.
Accompanied Army Judge Advocate wife (Elizabeth Marotta Eberhart) to assignment in Heidelberg, Germany, where she served with V Corps as both a trial counsel and in legal assistance. Taught Business Law and Introduction to Legal Studies at the University of Maryland College, aided with Legal Assistance Office tax return efforts each tax season for three years. Ghost-wrote legal adviser columns for the post newspaper. Ready reference: Major General Thomas Romig, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army 2001-2005 and presently Dean of the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, (785) 670-1060.
Associate in the firm of Kaestner, Denison and Pitney, PC. (formerly Kaestner and Associates). General civil litigation, criminal defense, specialized in white-collar crime, many corporate clients. Ready reference: Joseph D. Morrissey, Commonwealth's Attorney of Richmond, Virginia 1989–93, currently member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 74th district. (804) 698-1074. Left law firm to accompany military wife to Germany assignment.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Richmond, Virginia, economic crimes unit director. Represented the government in the circuit courts of the city of the city of Richmond. Advanced to become head of consumer affairs/economic crimes unit. Prosecuted several major cases that became national news, including one garnering the largest prison term ever awarded by a jury in a white-collar case – 222 years of confinement. One year sabbatical to head multi-jurisdictional drug grand jury in Fredericksburg, King George, Stafford and Caroline. Engineered the use of nuisance laws and ordinances to clear out drug-selling hotspots at truck stops. Hosted and produced a weekly TV show entitled: “Prosecutor’s Corner.” Show featured pragmatic advice for persons confronting traffic court, DUI charges, etc., as well as features and profiles in drug enforcement, gun control, etc. Ready reference: Attorney Stacy F. Garrett, 2551 Swanhurst Drive Midlothian, Virginia 23113, (804)379-5520.
Attended and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law under the Excess Leave Law program; posted to Naval Justice School; designated a judge advocate; served in a variety of posts and positions, including trial counsel, defense counsel, claims, legal assistance, etc.
Served under the late Ambassador Mike Mansfield as Japanese Liaison Officer to the Japanese criminal courts system. Ensured fair trials for military servicemen accused of crimes against Japanese law in areas of exclusive or concurrent jurisdiction;
lectured large audiences new to the country on the laws and customs. Ready reference: William P. Henry, Senior Litigation Counsel City of Las Vegas, 400 Stewart Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89101, (702) 229-6590.
Line officer, U.S. Marine Corps; service in the Republic of Vietnam (Navy Achievement Medal awarded by Secretary of the Navy); instructor in command-and-staff, Montford Point Marine Base, North Carolina; instructor at the U.S. Marine Corp’s Unit Supply Officer’s Course (Unit Citation); company executive officer; led effort to bring elements of the First Marine Division home from deployment in Vietnam to Camp Pendleton, California; served on special team to receive and care for returning Vietnam War POWs of the Marine Corps. Ready reference: DD-214.
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