Alexander M. Laughlin

Alexander M. Laughlin: Attorney with Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.


With over 30 years of experience practicing business law and emphasizing debtor and creditor relationships and bankruptcy law, Alex has a thorough understanding of the value, scope, and boundaries of legal judgment applied in the business world. Even more important is his understanding of the crossroads between the two worlds and his ability to discern his clients objectives and the most efficient means to achieve them.

Results oriented, responsive, and always accessible, Alex builds relationships with his clients based on mutual respect and trust. He focuses knowledge and experience to quickly and efficiently identify critical issues, seeking the most realistic and attainable solutions.

A business bankruptcy specialist certified by the American Board of Certification, Alex has received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has also been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for 2014-2017. Alex was also selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers listing for the past eight years. Since 2010, Chambers USA lists him as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Bankruptcy and Restructuring. He was also named a “recommended lawyer” in Corporate Restructuring by The Legal 500 United States, and in 2016, was named among the state’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine.

Alex represents clients in all aspects of business distress, commercial litigation, asset sales in bankruptcy, complex financial restructure planning, creditors’ rights litigation, loan restructuring, and workout agreements.

As a component of his business practice, Alex represents applicants for industrial security clearances before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, and has represented individuals concerning Statements of Reasons issued against them seeking to suspend or revoke their security clearance. Alex has also represented employees before the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals concerning their security clearances and appeals.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-218-2134  Phone
703-218-2160  Fax
University Attended:
James Madison University, B.S., 1981
Law School Attended:
Gonzaga University, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
Maryland Court of Appeals; U.S District Courts of the Eastern District of Virginia and District of Maryland; U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and Western District of Virginia; 2007, Virginia; Maryland; 2007, District of Columbia; Supreme Court of the United States; Supreme Court of Virginia
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Reston, Virginia

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