Tysons Corner Office
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 900
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 847-6300
Fax: (703) 847-6312
Mr. Smith is a past Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Public Contract Law and Chair of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Advisory Council. His practice focuses on federal procurement counseling, dispute resolution and litigation, claim analysis and preparation.
Mr. Smith has represented domestic and international clients in negotiations with government agencies, and he has counseled clients extensively on matters involving defective pricing, cost accounting and contract performance disputes - including audits, investigations and terminations. He has represented prime contractors and subcontractors in claims before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. district courts and courts of appeals, and he has tried complex cases before the Boards of Contract Appeals involving shipbuilding and other major claims. In addition, he has litigated contract award disputes before the Government Accountability Office and the federal courts. His practice also involves counseling and litigation involving security clearance issues.
Mr. Smith served as law clerk to the Honorable Marion T. Bennett, U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).
The respected publication Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business cites Mr. Smith for his government contracts practice.
In 2011, Mr. Smith received the Court of Federal Claims “Madison Award” for “distinguished service to the Court,” an award given to those who have “contributed to the advancement of justice and the rule of law.”
In 2009 and 2011, Mr. Smith was named a "Top Washington Lawyer" by The Washingtonian magazine in government contracts law.
In 2007, Mr. Smith was designated by the Washington Business Journal as one of the three "Top Washington Lawyers" in Government Contracts.
In 2005, Mr. Smith was named among Washington's Legal Elite by Washington SmartCEO magazine.
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1972)
A.B., (chemistry), Miami University, (1969)
Commonwealth of Virginia
District of Columbia
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
American Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Mr. Smith has published numerous technical and legal articles in journals including:
In 2016, Mr. Smith was appointed Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law where, as an adjunct member of the faculty, he teaches a Seminar on Federal Government Contracts.