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
- Represented construction manager in state court litigation against public owner and its owner’s representative involving a $600+ million convention center project in Florida. Multimillion-dollar settlement obtained during trial.
- Represented owner in state court litigation against general contractor, subcontractors, architect, and engineer involving construction and design defects on a newly constructed apartment building in Michigan. Successfully negotiated multimillion-dollar settlement prior to trial.
- Successfully defended general contractor in a jury trial against subcontractor involving a $58 million high school construction project.
- Obtained arbitration award in favor of owner and against contractor in breach of contract dispute.
- 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.
- Obtained arbitration award in favor of general contractor and against defaulted subcontractor and its surety on a high school construction project in Virginia.
- Served as 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).