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Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Edition in the areas of Arbitration, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Mediation and White-Collar Criminal Defense. 
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Construction Executive Magazine Ranks Smith Pachter in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in 2020

Construction Executive has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ for 2020. 

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates seven attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state and the Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent attorneys in each state. 

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Chambers USA 2020 Recognizes Smith Pachter McWhorter as a Leading Law Firm

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes seven Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers as leaders in their field in its 2020 guide. Chambers USA 2020 has also ranked the firm’s government contracts and construction practice groups. Chambers USA is the preeminent legal ranking of attorneys and law firms with regional and national rankings driven by independent interviews of clients and peers.

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Five Smith Pachter Attorneys Named in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020

Who's Who Legal 2020 has selected five Smith Pachter McWhorter members in the areas of Construction, Government Contracts, and Mediation in 2020. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent surveys with both general counsel and construction and government contract lawyers in private practice worldwide.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2020 Washington, DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates seven attorneys who have been selected for inclusion across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2020 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state and the Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent attorneys in each state. 
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Six Smith Pachter Attorneys Named in Who’s Who Legal Awards 2019

Six Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC members were selected for the 2019 Who's Who Legal list in the areas of Construction, Government Contracts, and Mediation. John M. Cook, Val S. McWhorter and Richard F. Smith have been named as Thought Leaders in the 2019 Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders in Construction. 

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Richard F. Smith Named 2020 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is proud to announce that Richard F. Smith was named 2020 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Smith was also selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition for his work in Arbitration, Mediation and Construction Law.

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Val S. McWhorter Named 2020 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is proud to announce that Val S. McWhorter was named 2020 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. McWhorter was also selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition for his work in Arbitration, Mediation and Construction Law.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process. In addition, Val S. McWhorter was named 2020 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C. 

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Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes 7 Smith Pachter McWhorter Lawyers and Lists Three Practice Groups as Leaders in Their Field

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 7 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers and lists practice area groups as leaders in their field in its 2019 edition.

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Construction Executive Magazines Ranks Smith Pachter in Top 50 Construction Law Firms in 2019

Construction Executive magazine, the official publication of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC in the Top 50 Construction Law Firms rankings for 2019, recognizing the firm as 26th nationwide by number of construction attorneys. 

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates eight attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates six attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice.

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Richard F. Richard F. Smith Named 2018 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is proud to announce that Richard F. Smith was named 2018 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Smith was also selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Edition for his work in Arbitration, Mediation and Construction Law.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter among the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction Law

Chambers USA 2017 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC among the Top Tiers Nationwide for Government Contracts and in Virginia for Construction law.  

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates three attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. 

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Val S. McWhorter Named 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law by Best Lawyers®

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is proud to announce that Val S. McWhorter was named 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. McWhorter was also selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Edition for his work in Arbitration, Construction Law and Mediation.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates two attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers® list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. 

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Richard F. Smith Named 2016 Arbitration “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is proud to announce that Richard F. Smith was named 2016 Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Smith was also selected for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 Edition for his work in Arbitration, Mediation and Construction Law.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Five Attorneys in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers in America 2013 has selected five Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC attorneys for their expertise and work in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2014 Best Lawyers® List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Chambers USA 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter Among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction law. Chambers USA identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates four attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers® list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. 

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The Procurement Lawyer Winter 2013 Issue Features a Q&A with John S. Pachter

The Winter 2013 issue of the Procurement Lawyer published by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law features a question and answer discussion with John S. Pachter, first recipient of the Allan J. Joseph Award.  

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Four Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Listed in Who’s Who Legal 2012

Four Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC members were selected for the 2012 Who's Who Legal list in the areas of Construction, Government Contracts - Public Procurement. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent surveys with both general counsel and construction and government contract lawyers in private practice worldwide. This year, Val McWhorter and Richard F. Smith were selected for the Construction category and Mark Hanson and John Pachter were selected for the Public Procurement (government contracts) category.  

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Chambers USA 2012 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter and its Members among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms

Chambers USA 2012 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the top tiers for Government Contracts and Construction Law.  Chambers USA identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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U.S. News Best Law Firms Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter as a Tier 1 Firm Nationally and Regionally in 2012

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC was listed as a Tier 1 National Ranked Firm in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation and Tier 1 Regional Ranked Firm in the areas of Arbitration, Mediation, Construction Law and Construction Litigation in the Washington, D.C. region in 2012.

 

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Four Smith Pachter Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers 2012

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates four attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers® list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice. 

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Named to 2012 Best Lawyers® List in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Four attorneys were selected by their peers for the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America for their expertise in Construction Law, Arbitration and Mediation. 

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Washingtonian Magazine Names Smith Pachter Attorneys as 2011 "Top Lawyers" for Government Contracts

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC was honored by having two of its Members named in Washingtonian magazine's 2011 "Top Lawyers" list.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2011 Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC congratulates five attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® list for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice.

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Best Lawyers in America for 2011 Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Four attorneys were selected by their peers for the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America for their expertise in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Chambers USA 2011 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms Nationwide

Chambers USA 2011 attorney rankings described Smith Pachter McWhorter as a “widely respected construction and government contract law boutique [which] provides cost-effective counseling.  Clients highlight the group's attentive and efficient service.”

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Washingtonian Magazine Names Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Attorneys as 2011 "Top Lawyers" for Government Contracts

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is honored to have two of its Members named in Washingtonian magazine's 2011 "Top Lawyers" list.

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Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected to 2010 Virginia and Washington, DC Super Lawyers List

Washington D.C. Super Lawyers  and Virginia Super Lawyers recognized five partners of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC for their achievements and expertise.

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes Smith Pachter Attorneys in 2010 in Construction Law, Arbitration, and Mediation

Four partners were selected by their peers for the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in Americafor their knowledge and expertise in their field of practice.

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Chambers USA 2010 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter among the Top Construction and Government Contract Firms Nationwide

Chambers USA 2010 attorney rankings described Smith Pachter McWhorter as a “widely respected construction and government contract law boutique [which] provides cost-effective counseling.

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Six Attorneys Recognized By Virginia Super Lawyers and Virginia Rising Stars for 2009

Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars honored six partners of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC for their achievements and expertise.

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Best Lawyers in America for 2009 Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Four partners were selected by their peers for the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in Americafor their expertise in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Earns "Significant Praise for Their Record of Success" from Market Sources in Chambers USA 2009 Attorney Rankings

Chambers USA 2009 attorney rankings described Smith Pachter McWhorter as a "highly respected … excellent choice" for legal representation, once again earning "significant praise from market sources for their record of success in the [construction and government contracts] sector."

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Described as "Impressive" and "Strong" in Chambers USA 2008 Attorney Rankings

In its 2008 rankings, Chambers USA described Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC as a leader in the practice of government contracts and construction law.

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers 2008

In its 2008 edition, Virginia Super Lawyersselected Val S. McWhorter, John S. Pachter, Richard F. Smith, and Brian J. Vella for their expertise in the following areas: Val McWhorter and Brian Vella in Construction Litigation, John Pachter in Government Contracts and Richard Smith in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Featured In Forbes Magazine

An "advertorial" in the April 2008 subscriber edition of Forbes magazine featured Smith Pachter McWhorter's accomplishments in the areas of government contracts and construction.

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Four Smith Pachter Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in America

Based on confidential peer-review surveys, Best Lawyers in America has selected Val McWhorter, Brian Vella, Mark Hanson and Richard Smith for its 2008 edition.

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