Sands Anderson’s Government Group Adds M. Tolley Gwinn

RICHMOND, Va. (May 12, 2023) – Sands Anderson PC is pleased to announce that M. Tolley Gwinn has joined the firm’s Richmond office as an Associate. Gwinn provides counsel to local government clients on a variety of general legal issues.

With experience in administrative law matters, including federal procurement law and grant law, Gwinn will provide guidance to public entities on everything from contracts and procurement to open records and meetings compliance, conflicts of interest, and public records management.

In addition, Gwinn is an experienced litigator who defends his clients in state and federal court as well as before various agencies. He has successfully appealed adverse Small Business Administration determinations, Contracting Officer’s Final Decisions, and procurement decisions.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tolley to the firm,” said Sands Anderson President Margaret Hardy. “We are always on the lookout for stellar attorneys who can support our thriving Government Group, and we know Tolley will help us continue to provide exceptional client service to our government clients, particularly as it relates to administrative law and procurement matters.”

Gwinn is the most recent addition to Sands Anderson’s Government Group, which added Andrew Selman earlier this month. The firm represents more localities in Virginia and performs a wider variety of legal services for local government clients than any other law firm in the state.

Gwinn is a former infantry officer in the United States Army. He earned his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2019. He received his bachelor’s degree from Virginia Military Institute in 2012. Gwinn can be reached at

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