Andrew A. Painter, Shareholder, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh

An Alexandria native and Falls Church resident, Andrew has cultivated a unique set of skills, knowledge, relationships, and expertise in the transactional aspects of real estate law. He has represented clients in 16 Virginia localities, from Arlington County to Winchester, and specializes in securing zoning approvals and providing counsel to residential, commercial, and industrial developers and landowners, advises clients on all aspects of the land entitlement process and real estate matters, and frequently appears before planning commissions, town and city councils, county boards of supervisors, local citizen groups, boards of architectural review, and civic and homeowners associations.


Prior to joining The Land Lawyers in 2007, Andrew worked for two members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the County Administrator of Caroline County, Virginia, and former Virginia Governor (now U.S. Senator) Mark Warner. In 2004, Andrew worked for McGuireWoods Consulting, identifying business expansion opportunities and conducting comprehensive studies for public safety, education, and transportation construction companies across the commonwealth.


Andrew is an adjunct professor and teaches classes in political science, urban history, historic preservation, and city and regional planning at the University of Richmond and the University of Mary Washington. He also leads courses for public and private civil engineers on the land use entitlement process at the Engineers & Surveyors Institute to improve the quality of their plans and the process by which they are approved. Having studied Northern Virginia’s geography and chronicled its land development history, Andrew’s extensive knowledge of the region has played a significant role in assisting clients and navigating issues related to development patterns, transportation concerns, and environmental challenges in multiple jurisdictions.