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Martin D. "Art" Walsh - Arlington, VA

Courthouse Plaza2200 Clarendon BoulevardSuite 1300 Arlington, VA 22201 - 3359

Updated: 02/18/2024

Arlington Land Use and Zoning Lawyer

Overview

"[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...

"[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. Art specializes in land development, urban planning, and zoning law and has considerable experience in all phases of the land use and development process in Northern Virginia, from evaluation of development and zoning feasibility through zoning and permit approval, construction, and post-construction processes. Art has been instrumental in many significant mixed-use and transit-oriented zoning approvals, including achieving approvals for both the Arlington and Fairfax government centers and numerous approvals along the Arlington Metro Stations and the Dulles Access Road. Additionally, Art has represented numerous clients in Tysons replanning and condemnation cases in both the recently approved Silver Line and HOT Lanes construction on I-495.

About Martin D. "Art" Walsh

Practice Areas

  • Land Use and Zoning

Litigation

  • 5%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1973

Other Affiliations

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

Education

  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1973
    J.D.
  • College of William & Mary, 1966
    B.S.

Past Positions

  • United States Army, Officer, 1967 - 1969
  • Army Reserves, 1969 - 1976
  • Army Reserves, 1969 - 1976
  • Received Army Commendation Medal, 1969 - Present
  • 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
  • Member of numerous boards at the College of William & Mary and the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Achievements

Honors

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Northern Virginia Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Virginia “Super Lawyer”
  • Recognized by Law & Politics magazine as a Virginia “Super Lawyer”
  • Honorary Order of Coif Faculty Award, William & Mary Law School
  • Honorary Order of Coif Faculty Award, William & Mary Law School

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Office Information

Address

Courthouse Plaza2200 Clarendon BoulevardSuite 1300 Arlington, VA 22201 - 3359

Fax

  • 703-525-3197

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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