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Margaret Thomson

Thomson Law Firm
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • DC, DC
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Experienced Federal legislative and regulatory attorney with over 20 years of Executive Agency, Congressional, and OMB experience.

Education
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1983) | Legislative, Regulatory, Administrative, Energy, International
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The Georgetown Evening law program for career professionals is four years, not three. During law school, I worked full time, first as the principal staff person for the House Agricultural Committee on Forestry, and then as a law clerk for local firms with a legislative or regulatory practice in environmental and energy law. After graduating from Georgetown Law, I returned to Congress as a Tax Legislative Assistant for a member of the Senate Committee on Finance. I met my husband, registered as a lobbyist, and after becoming a new mother, re-entered Federal civil service at OMB and the Department of Energy. I retired from Federal service after 25 years, and have been a member of the DC bar for over 30. In addition to my law degree, I earned a Masters in Land Use Planning from the University of Washington in Seattle, was adjudicated as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and invited to become an Associate member of the Society of American Foresters.
Honors: Entered law school while serving as a the principal staff for the House Agriculture Committee on Forestry
Activities: Inspired Congressional staff organization to support candidates for elective office; served as the principal Staff of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Forestry, and as a law clerk for law firms with a legislative and regulatory practice.
University of Washington, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Seattle
Masters in Urban Planning (1974) | Urban Design and Environmental Law
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During preparation for the two university-wide career fairs, my supervisor became deathly ill and was hospitalized; I completed the recruitment of employers for the two fairs, and made all arrangements with the university -- and with Seattle press -- to accomplish two successful events that became prototypes for equally successful subsequent events that were later combined into one career fair for all minorities. Now I enjoy telling stories about the days when there were not one but TWO career fairs -- one for women and one for minorities. The oral of this story is -- bring donuts! And they will come.
Honors: Teaching Assistant
Activities: Graduate Student Manager for first UW Career Fair for Women and for Minorities; Edited revision of the Student Handbook for the Office of International Studies
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
DC
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
  • Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Legislative and Regulatory
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8205 Falstaff Road
McLean, VA 22102
USA
Toll-Free: (703) 946-3840
Telephone: (703) 946-3840
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District of Columbia
Suite 200
8205 Falstaff Road
McLean, VA 22102
USA
Toll-Free: (703) 946-3840
Telephone: (703) 946-3840
Cell: (703) 946-3840