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Portrait, Thomas L. Ampler

For more than 45 years, Tom has enjoyed a diverse civil litigation practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts in Virginia, with a focus on personal injury, professional liability, commercial and tort litigation, and insurance coverage matters. In the professional liability arena, he has experience in healthcare, lawyer and accountant malpractice and his commercial tort practice has included libel and slander, tortious interference, and related business and commercial disputes. His commercial litigation practice runs the gamut from general breach of contract, real property and business disputes to more complex federal and state law matters. In addition, Tom counsels insurance industry, business, professional and individual clients on increasingly complex insurance coverage and risk management issues.



  • Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers since 1996
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 1995-Present
  • Super Lawyers, Virginia since 2008
  • Fellow, Virginia Bar Foundation 2011-Present
  • 2019 VA Lawyers Hall of Fame, by VA Lawyer’s Weekly
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

Professional Activities:

  • Former President, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member of Council, Virginia State Bar 1985-1991
  • Former Chair, Committee on Lawyer Malpractice, Virginia State Bar
  • Former Member, American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability
  • Chair (2005-2007) & Member, Boyd-Graves Conference

Active Bar Membership:

  • Virginia State Bar Since 1968

Admitted to Practice to the following Courts:

  • Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals of Virginia;  and the Trial Courts of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • J.D. National Law Center, George Washington University
  • A.B., Princeton University