Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

Senator Jeremy McPike Celebrates the Life of Peter Michael Dolan, Jr.

On February 11, 2021, the Virginia State Senate, at the behest of Sen. Jeremy McPike (Senate District 29), passed the following Resolution honoring our departed friend and brother, Peter M. Dolan. The Walsh Colucci family is grateful to the Senator, and indeed the entire Senate.

WHEREAS, Peter Michael Dolan, Jr., an accomplished attorney and beloved member of the Prince William County community, died on January 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Peter “Pete” Dolan graduated from Williston Northampton School in 1986 and Hamilton College in 1990 and worked briefly as a zoning administrator and land use planner early in his career; and

WHEREAS, Pete Dolan later earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School in 1996, serving as lead articles editor for the school’s law review and graduating cum laude; and

WHEREAS, Pete Dolan began his distinguished law career in Colorado and for the last 19 years had worked with Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley and Walsh, P.C., in Prince William County, where he was most recently a managing shareholder and leader of his firm’s land use and zoning practice group; Pete Dolan contributed greatly to the growth and development of Prince William County in recent years; and

WHEREAS, Pete Dolan’s extensive service in the community included roles as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce and as member of the Board of Directors for the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, the Board of Directors of the Boys& Girls Club Prince William County, and the Prince William Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM)/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee; and

WHEREAS, Pete Dolan also gave generously of his time and talents as a guest lecturer at George Mason University, as a moderator at several industry events, and as a volunteer with myriad service and charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, Pete Dolan will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 26 years, Karen; his children, Katherine and Erin; his parents, Peter, Sr., and Carole; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Peter Michael Dolan, Jr., an esteemed attorney from Manassas whose unwavering loyalty, integrity, and compassion for others was an inspiration to all who knew him; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Peter Michael Dolan, Jr., as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s respect for his memory.