Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

Chambers and Partners Shortlists VLMG for Chambers USA Award for Excellence

» Posted April 19, 2017News

For the second consecutive year, Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP is pleased to announce its nomination for the Chambers USA Awards 2017 Award for Excellence in the category of Construction.  Only five law firms in the United States received this prestigious nomination.

Founded in 2014, VLMG also holds the distinction of being the newest firm nominated in any of the 23 practice areas. “To be nominated for this award in two of our three years of existence as a firm is a tremendous honor,” Virginia Partner Paul Varela said. 

San Francisco Partner Bennett Lee recognized, “VLMG sincerely appreciates the feedback provided by our clients, with whom we are business partners, which allowed us to secure this honor.”

“We have great respect for the other nominated firms, and are proud to be recognized among them,” added Virginia Partner Todd Metz.

“We view this nomination as recognition for every member of the VLMG Team who implements our unique vision of client service on a daily basis,” said Virginia Partner Joe Guarino.

Chambers shall announce the award on May 25th in New York City. These awards are based on research conducted for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and shine a spotlight on firms that have excelled above all others in the U.S. legal market, reflecting pre-eminence in key practice areas and notable achievements, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.  

Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher, selects leading firms and lawyers by researching firms and lawyers for each state, in over twenty areas of commercial law. To identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms, Chambers and Partners’ team of more than 140 full-time researchers conduct an in-depth assessment of recent work and extensive interviews to identify and assess the firm’s legal abilities, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

The USA Guide was first published in 2003. To learn more about Chambers’ methodology, visit

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VLMG Attorneys Selected To 2017 Washington, D.C. and Virginia Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists

» Posted April 13, 2017News

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VLMG Recognized in 2017 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers

» Posted November 1, 2016News

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has recognized Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP on 2017 "Best Law Firms" list.

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VLMG Lawyers Listed Among 2017 "Best Lawyers in America"

» Posted August 15, 2016News

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Five San Francisco Attorneys Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2016

» Posted July 8, 2016News

VLMG is proud to announce the selection of five attorneys to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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The Legal 500 United States Recommends VLMG as a Top Firm for Construction in 2016

» Posted June 15, 2016News

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VLMG Recognized by 2016 Chambers USA Nationally and at State Level

» Posted May 27, 2016News

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Five VLMG Attorneys Selected To 2016 Washington, DC Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Lists

» Posted April 21, 2016News

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Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino Nominated for Chambers USA Awards for Excellence 2016

» Posted April 12, 2016News

VLMG is one of only 6 law firms in the United States to be nominated in the category of Construction for the prestigious Chambers USA Awards 2016.  

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VLMG Attorneys Named to the 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers List

» Posted April 7, 2016News

We are proud to announce the selection of three of our attorneys, Paul Varela, Todd Metz, and Joe Guarino to the 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list, and two of our attorneys, Christopher Burke and Brian Dugdale, to the 2016 Virginia Rising Stars list.

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