Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino (VLMG)

7 VLMG Lawyers Selected to 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers List

» Posted May 7, 2021News

We are pleased to announce that partners Paul Varela, Joe Guarino, Chris Burke, Brian Dugdale, Kirk Niemi, David Wonderlick, and associate Thomas O'Leary have been selected to the Virginia Super Lawyers list for 2021. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in their respective states are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Specifically, Tom O'Leary was named as a 2021 Rising Star. In addition, Paul Varela was recognized as being in the “Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia” without regard to practice area. 

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys to be used as a resource for both referring attorneys and consumers seeking legal counsel. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country, as well as the Virginia Super Lawyers Digital Magazine. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit


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