Ford's Colony
110 Troon
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188-9195

My Practice

I graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary in 1968. I began my career defending protests and trying contract claims as an attorney-adviser with the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Construction Supply Center. I was appointed as an Administrative Judge, General Services Administration Board of Contract Appeals, in 1980, and eventually became the GSBCA’s Vice Chairman. I heard and decided many major contract claims arising from federal construction projects and from federal leases of office and warehouse space. In 1985, I became increasingly involved in the GSBCA’s new protest jurisdiction over computer and telecommunications acquisitions. I left the GSBCA in 1987 to enter private practice.

My practice focuses on protests arising from solicitations for federal and state contracts, see, e.g., Hyperion, Inc. v. United States, Fed. Cl. No. 13-1012C, Judge Charles F. Lettow, April 17, 2014, and on claims arising from performance of these contracts. I represent contractors and federal, state, and local agencies. In addition to protests and claims, I routinely provide advice to private clients on white-collar fraud defense issues, debarments, civil fraud claims, cost issues, small business status issues, and teaming/subcontract disputes. I assist private clients in presenting their positions before Congress.

I have received the Assistant Secretary’s Award for Excellence from the United States Department of State, Bureau of Administration, and in 1991, I received Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award. I am an author and frequent lecturer on government contracts, public contract law, and litigation topics.

Member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars. Admitted to the Supreme Court of Virginia, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Supreme Court of the United States of America. Member, American Arbitration Association National Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

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