Thomas Costello-Vega

Senior Associate

Thomas Costello-Vega focuses on complex litigation. He joined WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2018. 

As a law student, Mr. Costello-Vega volunteered with El Centro Legal, UCLA School of Law’s student-coordinated network of legal aid clinics. He also served as the business manager of the student organization OUTLaw and competed in mock trial. Mr. Costello-Vega spent a summer as a fellow at the Williams Institute in Los Angeles, where he focused on legal issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity law, as well as state and local public accommodations statutes throughout the United States.

Mr. Costello-Vega worked in city government in Stockton, California before pursuing his legal degree, holding positions in both the City Clerk’s Office and the City Attorney’s Office.  


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  • Education

    • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2019

      Order of the Coif

      Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review, Chief Articles Editor, Dukeminier Awards Journal, Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award for Evidence and Silver Award for Civil Procedure

    • BA, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, 2014

      magna cum laude

      Dean’s List, Arrupe Scholarship for Academic Excellence

      Minors in Computer Science and Music
  • Admissions

    • California