A Small Firm Working for Small Business and Individual Clients

Lincoln Law PLLC is a virtual-based firm bringing you predictable, first-rate legal advice.

We leverage technology  to bring you the best legal services at a cost small businesses and start-ups can afford.  We provide either “in-house” services or targeted advice to small businesses.  Whether you seek a long-term firm to service your everyday legal needs, or a single contract review, we are here to help.

Since we have our roots in Unmanned Aerial Systems, we chose the “.io” web address favored in the tech and startup industry—and in the tech world, “IO” is shorthand for input/output. We do the same – we take our client’s issues (“input”), analyze sometimes daunting factual data, and provide prompt legal advice (“output”).

We have successfully handled some of the most data-driven cases in the country. If you value legal advice from attorneys who can process and preserve large amounts of data but do not want to pay for the overhead – reach out.

We started working with small businesses, particularly in providing unmanned systems (“drone”) legal and consulting services, but we welcome all types of clients.  Our experience spans criminal and civil litigation to advising Fortune 100 companies and providing legal services relating to cutting-edge privacy and cyber issues.  As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business, we welcome servicemembers and veterans for all their service-related legal needs – including claims for disability compensation with the Veterans Administration (“VA”).

Do not hesitate to contact Kristen for a no obligation discussion.  ***Founder Dave Lincoln is now working as a civilian in the federal government.  As such, our practice is limited by federal ethics rules.  We will assess your case and let you know up front if there is any potential conflict.***  We look forward to providing the individualized legal services you deserve.


Firm Attorneys

Kristen Lincoln, Esq. - Admitted in Virginia

Dave Lincoln, Esq. - Admitted in New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut (Firm Founder.  He has since left the firm to work with the federal government.)

Click on the links below for full attorney profiles.

Meet the Team

Attorney Dave Lincoln is the founder of the firm but currently inactive with the firm due to federal ethics rules.  He has served fifteen years in the United States Navy, half as a line officer and half as a JAG Attorney advising admirals and prosecuting cases ranging from simple drug cases to sexual assault, complex conspiracy, and terrorism cases.

Attorney Dave Lincoln is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  He was an Assistant Trial Counsel representing the United States in the Military Commission United States v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi.  In that capacity he led a team in identifying discoverable information from over three million documents relating to the CIA’s former RDI Program and successfully proposed solutions to balance national security and the Accused’s constitutional rights under the Classified Information Procedures Act.

He leverages his engineering background to provide expert advice on technical issues and complex multi-million dollar contract negotiations.  His teaching experience includes: Naval Justice School, Naval Nuclear Power School, George Mason Law School, and as an age group swim coach.

He was previously legal counsel to the Admiral of Submarine Group TWO (in charge of 25 fast attack submarines and 5000 personnel), acted as the presiding officer of Summary Courts-Martial and prosecuted numerous cases.  As such, he understands how to forcefully represent his clients.

He was the founder of the UAS blog, Duke of Drones and helped stand up a UAS practice group at his former law firm, where he also advised clients on export compliance, intellectual property, False Claims Act, and art law.


  • Boston College Law School, cum laude (2010)
  • Dartmouth College, cum laude (2002)


  • New York Bar
  • Rhode Island Bar
  • Connecticut Bar
  • Navy and Marine Corps Judiciary
  • Office of Military Commissions
  • Veteran’s Administration, Accredited Claims Attorney
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Naval Justice School
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Protecting Children Online for Prosecutors


  • Sailing, Mystic Racing and Eastern Connecticut Sailing Association
  • Running, Multiple marathons, triathlons and numerous mid-distance races
  • Photography
  • Woodworking, build furniture and kayaks
  • Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Hope, Potomac Falls, VA
David G. Lincoln, EsquirePartner

Kristen is an attorney with experience representing companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups.  She enjoys helping small businesses grow from an idea to a thriving company and will help you with all of your legal issues.

Kristen oversaw contracting for a large European company which recently entered the U.S. market.  She is now working on privacy and GDPR compliance for a major U.S. firm on the context of a recent merger and updated European regulations.

She was a commercial insurance producer when Dave was stationed in Southeastern Connecticut.  In that role she helped structure optimal business insurance programs for a variety of clients in the public safety, municipal, commercial, and non-profit industries and submitted bid packages in public entity Requests for Proposals.  This is not your typical insurance program – rather it required significant customization for the clients.  She conducted quarterly insurance seminars for and spearheaded a partnership with New England Museum Association (“NEMA”) to provide risk

As Vice President of Rugged Races she ushered the company from a single-race host to a nationally recognized race organizer. She was responsible for the planning, management, and execution of all fourteen nationwide events in the Rugged Maniac 5K race series from conception to completion; including scouting of potential race locations and providing quantitative assessments directly to the owner to justify the significant expense involved in entering a new market.  She established media and community relations by conducting interviews with various media outlets, drafting press releases for nation-wide distribution, responding to all media inquiries and escorting media personnel at all events.

She combines this experience with the law to help small businesses with their legal needs.


  • Virginia Bar
  • Connecticut and Rhode Island Insurance


  • Boston College Law School (2010)
  • Joseph’s University, summa cum laude (2007)


  • Girls on the Run – Northern Virginia Chapter and New London, CT Chapter
  • Marathon running
  • Family
Kristen E. Lincoln, EsquirePartner

Practice Areas

Our major practice areas include UAS/Drone Law, General Litigation, Corporate Counsel, and Veteran/Military Law.  Click on each link for details.

Drone Law

This is where it all started. Are you looking to determine whether you can fly in a certain airspace? Are you worried about liability for operating your own UAS or hiring someone? Perhaps you’ve been injured by an irresponsible UAS user. Are you looking to contract in relation to UAS?

Both Dave and Kristen can assist you. Dave is a pioneer attorney in UAS law and teaches one of the first Drone Law classes in the country at a law school outside of D.C. He has spoken at numerous events and can ensure you are well-prepared and protected when it comes to UAS.

Small Business (Corporate) Law

We provide expert, predictably priced legal advice for businesses of all sizes. Whether you are a federal contractor in the DMV, a tech start-up or launching a winery or farm brewery – we have you covered.

We understand that small businesses cannot afford the high hourly rates and unpredictability of the traditional hourly rate. We are upfront in our pricing but you will feel like you have your own General Counsel when your retain us.

We assist in all areas of corporate law, with a focus on:

Contracts negotiation, review, and protection
Intellectual Property
Federal contracting (e.g. present responsibility, contract negotiation, False Claims Act litigation)
Winery/Brewery permitting with TTB/ABC

Veteran & Military Law

Admitted to practice in Military Courts and years of experience in military criminal and administrative cases.

We also will represent you before the Veteran’s Administration to assist your Compensation claim – whether initial or appeal.

Are you a reservist who has been discriminated against due to you reserve duties? We might also be able to help you protect your rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

General Litigation

Bringing you experienced litigation. We aren’t afraid to go to trial, if necessary, but will seek to help you settle your case if that is in your best interests.


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