Thomas F. Hennessy

Thomas Hennessy




Mr. Hennessy worked at other law firms for six years and then maintained his own practice for another twelve years before joining forces with the Leisers to form Leiser, Leiser & Hennessy, PLLC. Tom has represented clients in all areas of civil and criminal litigation, including appellate law. He has handled hundreds of cases, an estimated 200 trials, including jury trials, as well as contested motions, and arguments before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. Most notably, he prevailed on a case for 365 employees of a ship-repair company who were denied their paychecks for work performed, although the employer had received the money through a federal contract. Tom was able to successfully sue the bank where the funds were being held in order to recover the unpaid wages. In another case, Tom appealed to the Virginia Court of Appeals and obtained an award of back spousal support for a client in excess of $143,000: http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/1809053.pdf.

Bar Activities:

Mr. Hennessy is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Florida State Bar, and the Fairfax Bar Association.


Mr. Hennessy has spoken on the issues of Labor and Employment Law to Human Resources employees at numerous companies. He has also spoken at the annual convention of the statewide firefighters union.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Business & Civil Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury