First, I want to thank you for visiting this website. I have put effort into making it an easy resource for you to contact me, and to find out more about the firm, and through my blog, to learn more about the law and its occasional changes and updates in Virginia. It would be my privilege to serve as your lawyer, and I hope you enjoy what you find here.

About the Firm: I founded The Law Office of Thomas E. A. Bishop in late 2020. I am licensed to practice in all the state courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia. After graduating from law school and passing the bar, I spent a year at Williams Mullen, a large firm in Richmond, where I worked on the commercial real estate and finance team. I left that job to join a small firm where I developed a general practice, which included civil litigation, traffic, real estate, consumer protection, and some civil rights work. I now avoid contested domestic and family law cases, with the exception of no-fault divorce.

About Me: I grew up as the oldest son in a home-schooling family of seven (7) siblings in Richmond’s Lakeside suburb, just outside the city limits. After three years in the mountains for law school, I moved back to Lakeside, where I live with my lovely wife and my infant son, five minutes up the road from the house I grew up in.

I attended Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. I graduated cum laude. Before law school, I worked as a Spanish teacher in and around Richmond, Virginia. Most recently I taught for five years at St. Christopher’s School; before that, I taught elementary Spanish for a few years for City of Richmond Public Schools. I left teaching to attend law school in 2015. Ask me about my career as a teacher anytime; I love practicing law but I sure miss seeing those smiling faces everyday—if you’ve ever taught school, you know what I mean.

While teaching, I earned a Master’s Degree, with distinction, in Education from the University of Richmond in 2013, and I got my Bachelor’s in Spanish from VCU in 2005. I graduated from J.R. Tucker High School’s Foreign Language Immersion Center at age 16, and I was just 19 years old at the beginning of my final semester of college.

How May I Help You?: In this new solo practice, I cover a range of legal practice areas. Contact me with questions about your legal issues—if I can help, I will. If I can’t, I’ll shoot you straight and try to help you find the right lawyer for the job.

My mailing address is

Law Office of Thomas E. A. Bishop // 5606 Greendale Road, Suite C // Richmond, Virginia 23228

My telephone number is (804) 250-8911, and my e-mail is [email protected].

I hope to hear from you soon.


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