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Thomas Thor Cummins

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Tom Cummins

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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Tom Cummins is an experienced trial lawyer. He focuses on high-stakes contract disputes, business torts, and personal injury cases. Before entering private practice, Tom clerked for two trial court judges. He attended the George Mason University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he was an articles editor on the law review. Before law school, Tom was a master captain in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He is the author of several books, including Virginia Contract Defenses and Virginia Contract Law.

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Washington Global Law Group PLLC
1701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20006

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Posted by Jelena | August 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Looking for an honest lawyer who isn't a pushover and knows what they are doing?
Lawyers may get a bad rap but Tom is golden. He guided me through an extremely absurd matter during an already distressful time that could have cost me money and a nervous breakdown. Without going into the specifics, I needed to protect myself and my property. He not only explained calmly and reasonably how the law and legal processes works on these issues, my options and recourse, what all of that would look like, future considerations, but shared his perspective. He went beyond *any* expectations. I found him to be incredibly knowledgable (which you would expect), honest, fair, and trustworthy, (which you would hope), but also compassionate -- which I certainly did not expect. Having said that, i would also trust Tom to 'go to war' in court if needed. I'd recommend him to anyone, everyone ever in need.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Tom Cummins was hired to handle a critical point in a litigation case dealing with contract law. On very short notice, Tom mastered all elements of the complex case and advised skillfully as to both the litigation and settlement issues to consider. His litigation strategy drove the case to settlement on favorable terms.
Posted by Laura | March 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Personal Injury Lawyer
I worked with Tom Cummins who is an excellent person injury lawyer. Tom was very active with my case and has a very strong attention to detail. He is very kind and was always willing to help me get the best possible outcome. Anytime I needed anything he was very quick to respond and any questions that I had he explained them very well. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of a person injury lawyer. You will definitely be in good hands!
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable, thoroughly professional -- highly recommended
I have engaged Tom Cummins for legal advice three times. These issues related to corporate malfeasance, financial matters, and homeowners association governance, underscoring the breadth and diversity of his legal expertise. I would engage him again without hesitation. In each case, I requested, and received, an in-depth legal analysis of the situation, and an understanding of my legal options, in order to make decisions on how to proceed and what actions to take (or avoid). Tom provided a clear explanation (with documentation) of the relevant laws, how they are applied in practice in the legal community and courts, and the complexities of how the legal system actually works. (In my case, the Fairfax courts, which Tom knows first-hand and thoroughly.) Tom provided candid and pragmatic assessments of each of my cases -- strengths, weaknesses, probabilities of outcomes. The bottom lines were not necessarily what I had hoped to hear, but they were what I needed to hear. Understanding reality is critical -- perhaps the most important outcome of my time with Tom -- and prepared me to make well-informed and realistic decisions. Although Tom is a litigator, he helped me understand why litigation -- despite my interest -- is not always the best approach. Rather, he identified alternative approaches which resulted in more successful outcomes than I would otherwise have achieved. But if in the future litigation is warranted, there is no one I would better trust with my case than Tom. Underscoring his integrity and ethics, Tom was honest and forthright in explaining what cases he would not take and what areas of practice he would refer to another attorney. He met the agreed plan on deliverables and meetings, and was flexible in accommodating my schedule. He was well-prepared for our meetings, organized and disciplined in productively using our meeting time, and he adhered to the estimated fees. In all, Tom Cummins is extremely knowledgeable; honest, candid and ethical; thoroughly professional, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Rick | February 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I consulted with Mr. Cummins regarding misrepresentation of a used car that I purchased. He was a very communicative, qualified, personable, genuine and capable individual. Easy to communicate with and very thorough. Highly recommended!
Posted by Dennis | January 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President, Sundecks Inc.
We had an issue with a client for non payment. The dispute was without merit in our opinion however, the customer refused to pay. In order to avoid going to court we agreed to settle receiving most of the amount due. Tom worked with their attorneys. Phone calls and letters. He kept us informed. He was always quick with responses and updates. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and shrewd. Not in a negative sense. Tom set the necessary ground work so that, when we came to agreement on a settlement, he got what he could because he led them to it. And yes, I would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Jacqueline | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is great!
Tom Cummins is very intelligent, knowledgeable, honest, and very committed to his cases, plus he is always approachable and friendly. I was so lucky have him as the attorney and legal counselor. I truly appreciate Mr. Cummins' dedication to my case, and I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Cora | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Army Retiree/Disable Veteran
This was overall the very best experience I've ever had dealing with a Law Office. I want to express my extreme gratitude and awe at the expertise, customer service that your law firm has provided. Your stellar examples of the customer service that makes a positive difference when working under pressure and concerning my lengthy battle with the courts. Thank you for making this experience a success! Kudos to Your Law Firm Retired SSgt Cora Houston (A Proud Customer)
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Posted by Catherine | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy great lawyer
Tom helped us navigate the court system and answer foreclosure notices. We were able to avoid foreclosure because we could sell our house, but Tom went to court and wrote documents and all of that. Very helpful and caring as well.
Posted by Noelia | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Professional, knowledgeable, kind, understanding, patient, flexible hours, believes in me and had my back the whole time. Many blessings!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Washington Global Law Group PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founder
  • Potomac Litigation
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Senior Associate
  • Hogan Lovells Us, LLP (F/K/A Hogan & Hartson, LLP)
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Senior Associate
  • Hogan Lovells Us, LLP (F/K/A Hogan & Hartson, LLP)
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Hogan Lovells Us, LLP (F/K/A Hogan & Hartson, LLP)
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client v. United States
  • The client received 100% of the lost wages sought, plus 350% special damages.
  • Business Conglomerate v. Client
  • Won complete dismissal of all claims based on subtle standing argument.
  • Putative Class v. Client
  • Won denial of class certification based on novel state law issues of standing, commonality, and predominance; win resulted in comprehensive settlement between parties a short time later.
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  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
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  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (High Honors)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court
  • 2015
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court
  • 2014


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Washington Litigation Lawyer Thomas Thor Cummins
Thomas Thor Cummins
Litigation Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 13 years
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