Thomas L. Wilson is a partner at Moore & Lee, LLP. He is a commercial litigator focusing his practice on construction and government contract law. Thomas has worked on matters throughout the United States, from pre-suit disputes through mediation and all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration.
Thomas has represented all tiers of the construction industry, including owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, design professionals, and subcontractors. His experience includes a wide range of projects across the country, both public and private, including power plants, convention centers, sports stadiums, bridge and highway projects, schools, office buildings, apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, assisted living facilities, and mixed-use projects.
In addition to litigating disputes, Thomas advises clients on key risk management issues, assesses and manages contract risks, and works with clients to develop contract management strategies to resolve issues before they escalate into costly disputes. His practice also involves drafting and negotiating contracts, counseling in contract administration as well as the evaluation, preparation, and defense of claims arising under government and commercial construction contracts.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Cum Laude
- Arizona State University, B.S.
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law
- Virginia Bar Association
- Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar
- Washington Building Congress
- Member of team that obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement during trial for construction manager at risk in lawsuit against public owner and its owner’s representative involving a $600+ million convention center project.
- Obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement for large real estate investment and development entity in a multi-party lawsuit in Michigan involving construction and design defects in a newly constructed apartment building.
- Obtained arbitration award in favor of owner and against contractor in breach of contract dispute.
- Member of team that obtained partial summary judgment as to entitlement against a defaulted subcontractor in federal court case involving a $1.4 billion infrastructure project located in Northern Virginia.
- Member of team that successfully defended general contractor in a jury trial against subcontractor involving a $58 million high school construction project.
- Member of team that obtained arbitration award in favor of general contractor and against defaulted subcontractor and its surety.
- Member of team serving as primary counsel for major development and construction company involving construction crane collapse.
- “Killer Contract Clauses.” Washington Building Congress, Hammerheads Committee (Jan. 11, 2016).
- “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts.” Washington Building Congress, Hammerheads Committee (Feb. 13, 2017).