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Martin D. "Art" Walsh - Arlington, VA

Courthouse Plaza2200 Clarendon BoulevardSuite 1300 Arlington, VA 22201- 3359

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Updated: 01/05/2018

Arlington Land Use and Zoning Lawyer


"[Art] is a dean of the land use Bar. Terrific and dynamic-an outstanding practitioner."
-Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Art founded WCLEW in 1983, after ten years of private practice in litigation and zoning law...

About Martin D. "Art" Walsh

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning


  • 5%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1973

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Arlington County Bar Association (Member)
  • Washington Airport Task Force, 2009 - 2010 (Member)


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1973
  • College of William & Mary, 1966

Past Positions

  • United States Army, Officer, 1967 - 1969
  • Army Reserves, 1969 - 1976
  • Received Army Commendation Medal, 1969 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Appointed to the Fairfax County Energy Task Force by Sharon Bulova, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, 2010 - Present
  • Host of annual golf tournament for the benefit of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 1998, raising approximately one million dollars
  • Member of numerous boards at the College of William & Mary and the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law


Other Sources of Feedback About Martin D. "Art" Walsh

Included on the 2022 Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2021 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Martin D. "Art" Walsh on Super Lawyers


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
  • Named to the 2017 Washington DC and Virginia Super Lawyers® list, 2006 - 2017
  • Named to Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America, Business Organizations: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2017
  • Recognized by Washingtonian magazine in its selection of Top Lawyers, 2017
  • Recognized by Virginia Business magazine in its selection of “Legal Elite,”, 2015 - 2017
  • Named to Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law: Land Use and Zoning Law, 2005 - 2016
  • Recipient of the Alumni Medallion Award, The College of William & Mary, 2015
  • Recognized by Legal Times magazine as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate, 2003
  • Recognized by Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Northern Virginia Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Virginia “Super Lawyer”
  • Honorary Order of Coif Faculty Award, William & Mary Law School

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Office Information


Courthouse Plaza2200 Clarendon BoulevardSuite 1300 Arlington, VA 22201- 3359


  • 703-525-3197

Accepts Credit Cards


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