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Six Smith Pachter Attorneys Listed in Who’s Who Legal 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.

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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: 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.

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 List

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 seven 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 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 seven 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 The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Chambers 2017 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst the Top Tiers for Government Contracts and Construction law.

Chambers 2017 has ranked Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC amongst 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 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 three attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 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 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 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 Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Best Lawyers in America 2013 Edition Recognizes Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys for Expertise 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 The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 Edition. Lawyers are selected for inclusion based on an exhaustive peer-review process.

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Chambers 2013 Ranks Smith Pachter McWhorter and its Members among the top Construction and Government Contract Firms

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

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Smith Pachter McWhorter Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2013

Super Lawyers 2013 honors Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC attorneys for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice

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

John S. Pachter Featured in The Procurement Lawyer.  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.  The award  recognizes “exceptional effort and accomplishments” as well as “extraordinary contributions” to the Section of Public Contract Law.  John offers his reflections on activities and personalities of the Section of Public Contract Law during the past 46 years.  The full article is available here.   

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John S. Pachter Honored by the ABA Section of Public Contract Law as First Recipient of the Allan J. Joseph Excellence in Leadership Award

Smith Pachter McWhorter founding member John S. Pachter was honored by the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago as the first recipient of the Section’s Allan J. Joseph Award for Excellence in Leadership.

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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’s identifies America’s leading lawyers as the best in their fields by their peers and clients.

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Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Listed as a Tier 1 Firm Nationally and Regionally in 2011-2012 U.S. News Best Law Firms Rankings.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, a leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined together to rank nearly 10,000 law firms in 119 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas and 7 states.

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Four Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2012

Super Lawyers honored four attorneys of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC for their achievements and expertise in their areas of practice

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Best Lawyers in America for 2012 Recognizes Firm's Expertise in Construction Law and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

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

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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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Washingtonian Magazine Names Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Attorneys as 2011-2012 "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 McWhorter PLC Listed as a Tier 1 Firm Nationally and Regionally in 2011-2012 U.S. News Best Law Firms Rankings.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, a  leading survey of lawyers worldwide, have joined together to rank nearly 10,000 law firms in 119 practice areas in 177 metropolitan areas and 7 states.

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Six Attorneys Recognized By Super Lawyers for 2011

Super Lawyers honored six attorneys of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC 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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Smith Pachter McWhorter Earns "Significant Praise for Their Record of Success" from Market Sources in Chambers USA 2011 Attorney Rankings

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

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Five Partners Recognized By Virginia Super Lawyers and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers for 2010

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

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Best Lawyers for 2010 Recognizes Firm's Expertise 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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