Peter A. Dingman


AV-WH-300Peter Dingman practices transactional real estate law representing banks and other institutions that originate or own debt instruments, developers, project operators, and other businesses. He also has extensive courtroom experience. When the need arises, he litigates in real-estate related cases. He also frequently advises fiduciaries on real property-related issues.

Mr. Dingman is AV rated by his peers. He also served as chair of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board and is now a member of the Committee on Lawyer Discipline. He has been a lecturer or presenter for Continuing Legal Education sponsored by the Virginia State Bar, Alexandria Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Real Property Section and National Business Institute.

Always inclined to seek pragmatic, efficient resolution of disputes, Mr. Dingman has served as a mediator for commercial disputes and frequently encourages mediation as a dispute resolution strategy. The Alexandria Circuit Court has appointed Mr. Dingman as a Special Commissioner in Chancery to assist in resolution of real estate litigation before that Court.

Mr. Dingman was born in Massachusetts and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.


(703) 519-0999

Practice Areas

  • Transactional Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Loan Document Enforcement and troubled loan workouts
  • Advice to fiduciaries in conveyance and management of real estate
  • Mediation of Commercial Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1974
  • District of Columbia, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1975
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • Maryland, 1993
  • United States Supreme Court, 2002


  • George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1974
  • Alfred University, B.A., 1971

Selected Publications

  • “Boundary Law in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1998
  • “Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1996
  • “Virginia Foreclosure and Repossession,” National Business Institute, Inc., 1996
  • “Current Issues in Commercial Real Estate Leases in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1994
  • “Advanced Real Estate Law in Virginia,” National Business Institute, 1993