Mr. McSweeney is engaged primarily in the practice of civil litigation. He has represented a wide range of parties during his decades of practice, including individuals, governmental bodies, civic organizations and business entities, both large and small. The matters that he has litigated have included constitutional, land use, environmental, antitrust, election and commercial law issues, among others.
His experience as a litigator has taken him to trial and appellate courts throughout Virginia and numerous other states and the District of Columbia. He has been a member of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1974, and has represented numerous clients in that Court.
He has served on numerous corporate boards. Mr. McSweeney has also been recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite" for 2007 in Civil Litigation and by Virgina Super Lawyers as a "Top 50 Super Lawyer" in General Litigation for 2009 and as a "Top 10 Super Lawyer" in Political Law for 2010.