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Thomas F. Ranieri, Sr. Esq.

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Attorney Thomas F. Ranieri, Sr.

Thomas has extensive knowledge and experience litigating complex commercial and construction cases. He has experience in representing both civil defendants and plaintiffs. Thomas is primarily conversant in contract and business disputes, but also has experience litigating landlord-tenant disputes, defamation, insurance coverage, election law, political law, and construction law. Thomas believes that his duty to the client is to reach the best possible solution with a minimum of conflict and cost.

Thomas formerly served as a Law Clerk in the Judiciary Committees of both House of Representatives and the Senate. Thomas began his work as a litigator practicing in construction law and complex commercial litigation at a boutique law firm, where he also managed the firm’s e-discovery practice. Subsequently, Thomas has worked most recently for another boutique as the lead litigation associate.

Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. At the University of Dallas, he contributed to the school newspaper as an op-ed writer and served in the student government. Thomas subsequently earned his Master of Arts degree in Statecraft and National Security Affairs, with a specialization in Intelligence from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, District of Columbia. He has been academically published in this field and worked as an intelligence analyst for some time.

Thomas started law school at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was ranked 4th in his class and served on Law Review as an Assistant Editor. He was the President of the Italian-American Law Association in which role he held a fundraiser to provide support to those with terminal cancer, raising thousands of dollars. Thomas subsequently transferred to George Mason University School of Law, now known as the Antonin Scalia School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. While matriculating there, Thomas served as a guest editor on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He graduated in 2017 and has been litigating ever since.

Thomas is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Education & Credentials:

  • University of Dallas, Bachelor of Arts – Politics
  • Institute of World Politics, Master of Arts – Statecraft and National Security Affairs
  • George Mason University, Juris Doctorate


  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia (Pending)
  • Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Memberships:

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
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