Thomas M. "Tom" Brownell

Northern Virginia
  • T 703.720.8690

Thomas M. Brownell is a member of Holland & Knight’s Government Contracts Group, who practices in the areas of government contracts and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis in the areas of design and construction law, real estate and land use litigation and intellectual property.

Mr. Brownell has substantial recent experience in the defense of government and private owners in changes and delay claim litigation on major construction projects, in Virginia and elsewhere around the country; in the defense of product liability claims involving construction projects and industrial equipment; in the litigation of disputes concerning real estate contracts and land use issues; in the defense of civil False Claims Act claims against government contractors; in the defense of employers in employment disputes; and in all types of disputes involving corporate governance and partnership accountings.

Mr. Brownell has written and lectured recently on various aspects of construction law for National Business Institutes, Inc. and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

Honors & Awards


  • American Bar Association
  • Public Contracts Section
  • Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors, 2002-present; Board Chairman, 2009-2011 and 2012-2014
  • Fairfax County Crime Solvers, Inc., Board, 1995-present, President, 2007-2008
  • NCMA Tysons Chapter, Board of Directors, 2008-2010