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Anthony J. Gambardella, Jr. is among Virginia’s most accomplished attorneys focusing on public utilities.


As a former general counsel for the Virginia State Corporation Commission, Tony’s responsibilities have included legal advice and litigation in public utility, communications, insurance, banking and securities regulation. He’s also been a senior Assistant Attorney General of Virginia in charge of the Antitrust and Consumer


Litigation Section of the Attorney General’s Office. Previously he specialized in nuclear energy regulation while practicing in the District of Columbia.

As a principal in our Richmond office, his practice focuses on administrative, appellate, energy, public utility and telecommunications law. Best Lawyers in America named him lawyer of the year for energy law in Richmond.


Tony has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.


Practice areas


  1. Energy: 60%
  2. Administrative Law: 30%
  3. Appeals: 10%


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Contact info

901 East Byrd Street
Suite 1550
Richmond, VA, 23219


DCActive 197107/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyers of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2007
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWoods Rogers, PLC1996 - Present
Head of the Commission's Office of General CounselVirginia State Corporation Commission1988 - 1996
Senior Assistant Attorney General of VirginiaAttorney General Of Virginia1976 - 1988
AttorneyLaw Firm in the District of Columbia1971 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Central Virginia Legal Aid SocietyBoard of Directors2004 - Present
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Energy Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Telecommunications Industry AssociationMemberN/A
Catholic Diocese of Richmond Haitian Education FundFormer Board of DirectorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
College of William and MaryN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968