Tom Cummins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Washington Global Law Group
 | 1701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 877-830-1340
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Business Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Tom Cummins focuses on business and complex litigation.


    Mr. Cummins has extensive experience litigating contract actions, fraud claims, and business torts. Before entering private practice, he clerked for state and federal judges. Clients praise Mr. Cummins' trusted counsel, strategic thinking, and tenacious advocacy in handling their most important matters.

    Mr. Cummins attended the George Mason University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he was an articles editor on the law review. Before law school, Mr. Cummins was a master captain in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He is the author of several books, including Virginia Contract Defenses and Virginia Contract Law.

    Mr. Cummins is widely recognized as an outstanding choice for those involved in business and complex litigation. He has been selected by clients and fellow lawyers, and met the stringent SuperLawyers selection criteria, as a top-rated attorney in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%General Litigation
    • 50%Business Litigation


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    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About Tom Cummins

    Admitted: 2010, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage:


    • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll , District of Columbia Bar, 2015
    • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll , District of Columbia Bar, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • District of Columbia
    • Virginia

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Obergefell v. Hodges, amicus brief to U.S. Supreme Court for American Public Health Association, 2015
    • King v. Burwell, amicus brief to U.S. Supreme Court for National Women's Law Center, 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Won summary judgment on liability in Virginia state court (rare outcome in this jurisdiction) , 2020
    • Advised company on continuing operations in wake of state and federal orders on coronavirus crisis  , 2020
    • Won dismissal of all claims in derivative lawsuit against former chief executive of international manufacturing conglomerate, 2016
    • Won dismissal of all claims in shareholder derivative lawsuit arising out of one of nation's largest data breaches; win resulted in global settlement short time later, 2016
    • Won denial of class certification in data breach case involving novel state law issues of standing, commonality, and predominance; win resulted in comprehensive settlement between parties a short time later, 2016
    • Won complete dismissal of all claims against individual client based on subtle standing argument; win resulted in conclusive resolution of parties' dispute, 2017

    Representative Clients:

    • Publishing company requiring advice on attacking federal receiver's report and plan of distribution, 2020
    • Film production company and Emmy award-winning director requiring defense against breach of contract and tag-along tort claim in federal court, 2020
    • Fortune 50 retailer, 2016
    • Telecommunications entities, 2019
    • Vice president of human resources, mid-market government contractor, 2017
    • Lieutenant colonel (retired), U.S. Army Rangers, 2017
    • Fortune 50 tech company, 2015
    • Small business owner, 2018
    • Mid-market private equity fund, 2017
    • Regional tech company, 2018
    • United States Ambassador, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Master Captain, U.S. Merchant Marines
    • Member, Mensa International

    Educational Background:

    • George Mason Law Review, Articles Editor
    • George Mason School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2010

    Industry Groups

    • Appellate Litigation
    • Business Tort Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Contract Litigation
    • Corporate Litigation
    • Cybersecurity Litigation
    • Data Privacy Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation
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    Office Location for Tom Cummins

    1701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20006

    Phone: 877-830-1340

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2021

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