Agile. Dignified. Powerful. Discreet. Successful.

Experienced Litigators Solving Problems for National and International Clients

Lankford & Reed, P.L.L.C, is focused on providing full-picture solutions for both institutional and substantial individual clients facing complex litigation, white-collar criminal investigations, international arbitration, and other matters that require a sophisticated legal approach. We are committed to precision and excellence in the cases we choose to handle, and we strongly believe that our strength stems from our openness, innovative solutions, personal service, and commitment to our clients.

From our law office in Alexandria, Virginia, our team of attorneys has served individuals, companies, and organizations around the world, including countries, banks, energy companies, environmental organizations, international airlines, international manufacturers, and an international union. We assist clients in matters of:

  • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Major Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Criminal and Civil Investigations
  • Federal Securities, Antitrust, Labor, and Racketeering Cases
  • Federal Government Problem-Solving
  • International Law
  • International and Domestic Arbitration
  • Multi-Jurisdiction Litigation
  • Transactional Law
  • Environmental Law and Alternate Energy Sources
  • Mediation and Negotiation

We have decades of experience prosecuting and defending claims in courts, as well as seeking mediation, arbitration, and other dispute-resolution alternatives when those options are the right fit for our clients.

Whether you are concerned about a pending indictment or are facing a sophisticated lawsuit for significant sums, our highly experienced team of litigators is ready to help. We serve clients both nationally and internationally, including clients from Virginia, New York, Florida, California, Texas, and Washington D.C., as well as Brazil, Benin, England, Ethiopia, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain, and Singapore.

We are knowledgeable and effective. We are open. We believe in creative problem-solving, and we are willing to fight for our clients. For a face-to-face meeting and strategy session, contact Lankford & Reed, P.L.L.C., today at 703-299-5000.

What Makes Us Different

The Lankford & Reed Difference

Judges and juries decide cases, not attorneys. However, our experienced team of litigators and negotiators offers our clients the tools, wisdom, resources, and know-how to build a strong case toward a favorable resolution. While we are skilled negotiators at the national and international level, we are also seasoned trial lawyers who are prepared to fight tirelessly on behalf of our clients, from investigation to verdict. While we team with—and compete against—some of the biggest and best law firms in the world, we believe that restricting our size and limiting our caseload to those we truly believe in allows us to best serve those who need us most.

We are adept at working with U.S. Attorneys, the Department of Justice, international governments, and others to resolve complex issues, but we are also approachable and available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take our clients’ privacy and dignity seriously, and our clients trust us to protect sensitive intellectual property, confidential trade secrets, and proprietary business information.

We bring a substantial history of success and experience to the table, and we work closely with our clients to find the best-fit solutions to their needs. We restrict the number of cases we take and dedicate ourselves to just causes and accomplishment in an ethical format.

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V. Thomas Lankford

Mr. Lankford received a Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law in 1975 and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law School in 1978, and he received recognition of his skill and dedication from an early age. He was one of 25 second-year law students selected from law schools across the country to receive a Department of Justice Fellowship, which allowed him to train with top experts in criminal litigation and implement those skills in DC and federal courts. Mr. Lankford uses his extensive legal experience and international expertise to help his clients resolve issues...

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Terrance G. Reed

Mr. Reed is co-founder of Lankford & Reed, P.L.L.C., and his practice is largely focused on cases of complex civil and criminal litigation and environmental litigation. He received a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law School in 1982, graduating cum laude, and was editor-in-chief of the American Criminal Law Review. During that time, he also received the Panati Award for highest average in criminal courses. He followed this time with clerkships in Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for District of Columbia. Before founding Lankford & Reed in ...

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