Timothy M. McConville


President, Praemia Law, PLLC

Fortune 500 and smaller employers alike have relied on Tim McConville’s years of experience representing management in labor and employment matters.  He brings a unique perspective to his management-side practice based on his prior leadership at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, where he represented individuals subjected to compulsory unionism abuses. Prior to founding Praemia Law, Tim headed the labor and employment practice group at a top regional firm.

His practice involves collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice and other cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in the courts. He has significant experience helping to devise and implement strategies for union-free workplaces. 

Tim is an accomplished litigator, defending employers against wage-hour, discrimination, and other employment claims in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. In counseling employers, Tim makes the complex easier, helping employers in all aspects of employment law, including executive employment agreements and difficult employment matters.  Business enterprises also rely on Tim's seasoned judgment in general counsel matters outside the labor and employment area. 


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Areas of Concentration

  • Employment litigation, including cases under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA 
  • National Labor Relations Board certification and decertification election campaigns 
  • Unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB 
  • Collective bargaining negotiations 
  • Representation of employers in grievance and arbitration matters arising under collective bargaining agreements 
  • Employment law compliance, including equal employment opportunity, wage-hour, family and medical leave, and benefits 
  • Counseling and handling sensitive employment matters 
  • Executive employment agreements 
  • Preparation and review of policies and procedures 
  • Labor relations and employment law training 
  • Employment agreements, including non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-compete and trade secret litigation 
  • Affirmative action plans and OFCCP audits 
  • Employee benefits and ERISA
  • General Counsel to businesses and other enterprises

Admitted to Practice

  • Virginia 
  • District of Columbia 
  • Maryland 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits

Honors and Practice Highlights


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2019 – Employment, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor Law
  • Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 – Labor & Employment Law
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit, Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area Council


  • Didlake, Inc. and Public Service Employees Local Union 572, (LIUNA), 367 NLRB No. 125 (May 10, 2019).
  • Kandasamy v. Advanced Software Systems, Inc., 2019 WL 123894 (E.D. Va. Jan. 7, 2019).
  • Hatcher v. TM Associates Management, Inc., 2017 WL 4079536 (W.D. Va. Sept. 14, 2017).
  • Battle v. Truland Sys. Corp., 30 F.Supp. 3d 9 (D.D.C. 2014).
  • Roman v. Guapos III, Inc., 970 F. Supp. 2d 407 (D. Md. 2013).
  • Infinite Design Electric Assoc., LLC v. Hague, 2010 WL 931021 (Va. Cir. Ct. Fairfax March 2, 2010).
  • Lewis v. Norfolk Southern Corp., 271 F. Supp. 2d 807 (E.D. Va. 2003).
  • Bernard v. Household International, Inc., 231 F. Supp. 2d 433 (E.D. Va. 2002).
  • Briggs v. Chesapeake Volunteers in Youth Services, Inc., 68 F. Supp. 2d 711 (E.D. Va. 1999).

Profesional Activities

Professional Organizations

  • National Institute for Labor Relations Research, Inc. 
    • Board of Directors, President and Chairman of the Board
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2019
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Virginia State Council 
    • Legislative Director, 2008-2011
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Virginia Bar Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce 
    • Leadership Hampton Roads Participant, Class of 2004
  • Virginia Zoological Society 
    • Board of Directors, 2005-2008
  • Virginia Bar Association/YMCA, Model Judiciary Program 
    • Attorney-Advisor, 1997-2004

Professional Experience

  • Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C., Shareholder, 2008-2018; Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader
  • Willcox & Savage, P.C., Partner, 2005-2008; Associate Attorney 1997-2004
  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., Vice President, 1990-1997
  • National Right to Work Committee, Director of State Legislation, 1988-1990


J.D., The Catholic University of America, 1996 

B.A., James Madison University, 1986, Political Science and English, cum laude