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D. Margeaux Thomas

 |  Posted on 1 January 2016

D. Margeaux ThomasFounder

Over her 15+ year career as a lawyer, Margeaux has represented individuals and small businesses in complex commercial and real estate litigation and class action cases at the trial and appellate level throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Margeaux has first-chaired numerous trials on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants and obtained successful outcomes for her clients. Margeaux specializes in commercial landlord/tenant disputes, business partnership disputes, and contract disputes (franchise, partner, shareholder, non-compete, and non-solicitation to name a few). In addition, Margeaux strives to promote diversity and inclusion through legal education, and has traveled throughout the country as a faculty lecturer for Lawline, MyLawCLE, the National Business Institute, and LawPracticeCLE and has educated more than 4,000 attorneys on business litigation issues. Margeaux is the current Vice-Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, where she facilitates, coordinates, and communicates with lawyers to ensure they are actively engaged and able to receive valuable continuing legal education content. Margeaux has also written numerous legal articles and was featured in Law360’s Most Read Legal Industry Guest Articles of 2021.  She is also a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s Commercial Lending Treatise, which is currently being updated for its third edition.

Margeaux graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Bowling Green State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Margeaux received her law degree from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Prior to founding the Thomas Law Office in 2016, Margeaux was an attorney with the Washington DC and Tysons Corner Virginia offices of Williams Mullen a large regional firm where she represented business owners, lenders, developers, and investors in business and real estate litigation.  From 2007 to 2013, Margeaux was an attorney with the Tysons Corner office of Miles & Stockbridge, PC a mid-size regional firm where she represented banks and financial institutions defending consumer claims in both state and federal courts throughout Virginia.

In addition to managing the Thomas Law Office, which consists of three highly skilled business attorneys and support staff, Margeaux has held numerous bar association positions and served on various non-profit boards.  Margeaux is currently on the Board of Directors of the Old Dominion Bar Association, which is an organization dedicated to obtaining fair and equitable representation and participation of African American lawyers in every aspect of civic engagement in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Margeaux is a member of the George Mason Inn of Court which is an association of legal professionals dedicated to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills for judges, lawyers, academicians, and students of the law in order to perfect the quality, availability and efficiency of justice in the US. Margeaux was also selected to serve on the Alexandria Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee beginning in 2022.  She is also an active member of the Northern Virginia Black Attorney’s Association, the Federal Bar Association, and a permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference. Margeaux has been recognized in the Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Ed. from 2013 – 2023 and by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer for 2022.

Margeaux is passionate about childhood nutrition issues and is the founder of Vegetable Forward, LLC.  An organization dedicated to educating non-profits on how to plan, grow, and cultivate community gardens where children can learn how to grow their own food to promote positive food values and nutrition.

Margeaux grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and also resided in San Germán, Puerto Rico prior to moving to the Washington, DC area for law school. Margeaux enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys and daughter, and in her spare time can be found cooking and gardening.