I have litigated disputes for over a decade. As a trial lawyer, I recognize and appreciate the benefits of early resolution and have significant experience mediating, settling, and streamlining disputes. I believe that even the most complicated cases can, and should, fit into clear concepts to utilize for successful outcomes.
My practice focuses on construction law, with cases ranging from straightforward contract disputes to high-stakes, complex claims with multiple parties. I routinely handle, among other issues, cases involving construction defects, federal Miller Act payment bond claims, performance bonds, mechanic’s liens, and delay and impact claims. I try cases in state and federal court in Virginia (including, regularly, the “Rocket Docket” United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia), the District of Columbia , and before arbitration tribunals and the Board of Contract Appeals. I also guide federal contractors through the process of preparing construction claims for submission to the federal government, from the REA stage through appeals.
In addition to litigation, I draft, revise, negotiate, and guide clients through construction contracts in the private sector involving large-scale commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.
In 2005, I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, where I was in the Honors Program and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I then obtained my JD from Cornell Law School in 2008 with a concentration in public law, where I served as a notes editor for the International Law Journal, and was selected for an Honors Fellowship (teaching assistant role).
I have been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America since its inaugural issue in 2021 and was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2015-19.
Member of the New York, Virginia, and DC Bar Associations
I have written numerous legal blog articles on construction and government contracts law.
I have extensive experience and successes representing general contractors and subcontractors in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. Recent highlights include: