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I have been representing workers injured in Virginia for over thirty years. With a statewide practice, I have represented firefighters in Fairfax, policemen and policewomen in Alexandria, poultry workers in Harrisonburg, auto workers in Dublin, factory workers in Winchester, store workers in Richmond, oyster shuckers in Tappahannock, and construction workers in Loudoun, to name a few. 

I have always worked hard for working people.

(And its "Sweeny," not "Sweeney.")


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    40 years



Contingent (15-20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jan Freerk Hoen

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter at the top of his field in the area of worker's compensation. He is the lawyer other lawyers go to for advice.


    Jan Hoen Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brandon Hilmar Reid

    Peter is a battletested attorney who fights for his clients. In my years of practice, Peter has always been an invaluable resource to consult on difficult issues in workers’ compensation cases. His knowledge base is beyond tremendous and he focuses that background on strategically addressing the issues facing his clients to their benefit.


    Brandon Reid Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Peter M. Sweeny, Esquire, P.C.

540 Fort Evans Road, N.E.
Suite 202
Leesburg, VA, 20176


VAAuthorized to practice law197603/31/2016
DCInactive 197707/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Workers' Compensation Notable People 2009Larson's National Worker's Compensation Advisory Board2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AThacher Swiger Sweeny & Day1986 - 1989
PartnerAshcraft & Gerel1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Attorney's Hall of FameInductee2015 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster of the Bench2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Section Chair1997 - 1998
Virginia Workers' Compensation CommissionAdvisor1983 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United Airlines v. HayesAffirmed for the injured worker.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association JournalAvoiding the Pitfalls of Vocational Rehabilitation in Virginia Workers' Compensation Cases2004
Virginia Workers' Compensation Case FinderWorkers' Compensation Case Finder-3 ed.1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Georgetown UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation Section RetreatDealing With Case Managers & Vocational Rehabilitation2010
Workers' Compensation Section RetreatSweeny's Revenge Redux-Unilateral Cessation of Benefits2009
Workers' Compensation Section RetreatResponding to Employer's Applications for Hearing-Sweeny's Revenge2008