Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

Thomas S. O'Leary


Thomas O’Leary is an associate in VLMG’s Tysons Corner office. His practice focuses mainly on construction litigation involving private projects and government contracts. Prior to joining VLMG, Thomas clerked for the Honorable Sharon V. Burrell of the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Rockville, Maryland. During law school, Thomas worked as a Law Clerk for VLMG and interned at the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office in Rockville, Maryland.

Thomas earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, in Washington, D.C. While in law school, Thomas served as the Senior Leads Article Editor for the Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology. Thomas was also a member of Catholic Law’s Moot Court National Trial Team and received Catholic Law’s Highest Honor in Pro Bono Services. Thomas graduated as a University Scholar with a B.A. in Politics from the Catholic University.


  • Author: “Better to Ask for Clarification than Beg for Forgiveness: Recent Ruling Reinforces Mandatory Nature of Bonding in Government Contracts,” Government Construction, Volume 4, Issue 4, February 2019.

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