Thomas Mason > Thompson Hine LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Government Contracts/Construction/Life Sciences


Tom is a partner in and former leader of the Government Contracts practice group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of government contracts law and litigation, including dealing with grants and co-operative agreements, the management of major government systems and programs, and the resolution of related claims and disputes. Tom has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience with a broad background in commercial and government contracts litigation, including civil false claims, accounting and intellectual property issues, and bid protests.

Tom also represents domestic and foreign companies that conduct business with the federal and state governments and advises on issues related to GSA Schedule Contracts, teaming and subcontract agreements, mergers and acquisitions, government contract financing, contract interpretation, procurement integrity, regulatory compliance and training, protection of intellectual property, organizational conflicts of interest, contract performance, security clearances, dispute avoidance and resolution, FOIA and FAPIS issues. He has led many internal investigations teams focusing on government contract compliance issues and represented clients before agency suspension and debarment officials. As a licensed mediator, Tom has been engaged to help litigating parties resolve their dispute.


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1973

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government contracts

The Washington DC-based team at Thompson Hine LLP continues to support and advise clients throughout the public procurement process. Strong in the life sciences sector, the group is also strong in the telecoms, intelligence, professional services, construction, and logistics industries. The team is under the new leadership of Francis Purcell, who specializes in federal contract and grand performance issues. Thomas Mason is also a key member of the practice, with extensive trial and appellate litigation experience across both commercial and government contracts litigation. The team also expanded with the addition of Ryan Spiegel from Paley Rothman, and Jessica Haire from VH Law. Haire has extensive expertise in advising clients on construction projects across the full spectrum of contract issues. Spiegel’s addition bolsters the team’s business counselling, regulatory compliance, and litigation offering.