Toms practice focuses on disputes in patent, copyright, trademark, contracts & commercial law litigating cases in courts across the United States. Recently Tom was named nationally as one of the "Top 100 Power Lawyers in Entertainment" by the HollywoodReporter for his work representing a number of film studios and artists in a variety of copyright and related litigation cases in Federal Court. Previously, when serving as President of The Loudoun Bar Association Tom was selected as one of twelve Top Northern Virginia Lawyers for his litigation experience by Northern Virginia Magazine, and has repeatedly been included as a "SuperLawyer" (top 2.5% by peer selection). Tom has served as a Special Prosecutor in Loudoun County and has a background in banking and finance from time spent in commercial banking at JP Morgan Chase and the Bank of New York in the Private Client Group. Tom grew up in Middleburg and Great Falls, Virginia, attending high school at the International School of Geneva in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French fluently. He graduated from Lafayette College where he was a member of the varsity fencing team and the rugby team. Following college Tom spent time in New York, New York working in both retail and commercial banking for Chase Manhattan, (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Bank of New York. He attended law school at Washington & Lee University where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity (Vice Magistrar), and where he continued to play rugby, serving as co-captain of the team. Tom worked for a Northern Virginia firm, where he eventually became a partner. In 2001 Dan Grubb and Tom formed Dunlap & Grubb. Tom is presently enrolled at the University of Maryland where he will receive a dual degree MS Biotechnology/ MBA, presently maintaining a 3.875 GPA. Until May of 2009, Tom was a Captain in the Virginia Army National Guard, and a graduate of Army OCS. He has served as Recon Scout Platoon Leader, and XO for A Troop, 1-158th CAV(RECON), and served as the aide de camp to the Commanding General, 29th Infantry Division and as the Commander of HHC, 116th BSTB Infantry (demolitions qualified, expert qualified M-9 pistol & M-16). Tom is an avid sailor and pilot with a Cirrus SR-22 high performance airplane, for which he holds a private instrument pilot rating with the complex & high performance endorsements. He serves an commissioner for the Leesburg Airport (KJYO). Tom also enjoys diving (rescue diver & Nitrox certified), and holds a US Army Humvee and M1 Tank drivers licenses, and is a former National Silver Medalist in the full contact sport of Burmese kickboxing, also called Bando (2002). As an original founder and co-patent holder on certain nano-particle technology, Tom serves as the part-time interim CEO of Ceres Nanosciences, LLLP, a biotechnology company based in Manassas, Virginia.