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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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ARTBA 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum: Recent Developments in Construction Law

Brian J. Vella, Kathryn T. Muldoon Griffin, Jacob B. Bolinger and Max G. Terhar will be presenting on the topic of "Recent Developments in Construction Law" at the upcoming American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 12th Annual Virtual Law & Regulatory Forum held live online June 3-4, 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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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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Richard Smith Presents on ABA Professors' Corner: The Gap Between Construction Law Practice and Scholarship

Richard F. Smith will be presenting on an American Bar Association (ABA) webinar entitled, "Professors' Corner: The Gap Between Construction Law Practice and Scholarship" on April 14, 2020. The Professor's Corner Webinar is sponsored by the Joint Legal Education and Uniform Laws Group of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. 

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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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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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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 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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After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle

John S. Pachter discusses the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Metcalf Construction Co. v. United States, 742 F.3d 984 (Fed. Cir. 2014) and its impact on the the duty of good faith and fair dealing in government contracts in the article "After Metcalf Construction: Putting the Winstar Genie Back in the Bottle," published by Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report.

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An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction

 

"An Ounce of Prevention: A Guide for Combating Fraud in Construction," article by Wayne DeFlaminis, Sara P. Bryant, John Marshall Cook, and David Kirschbaum discusses occupational fraud and how it manifests in construction industry, proactive and remedial measures to prevent fraud, early stage problem detection and minimizing the impact of fraud within a construction project or organization.

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Jonathan Shaffer Speaking on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the 2014 ABA State and Local Procurement Symposium

Jonathan D. Shaffer will speak on Hot Topics in State and Local Procurement: Bid Protests at the April 24-25, 2014 American Bar Association State and Local Procurement Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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John Pachter and Richard Johnson Submit Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Professional Services Council

John Pachter and Richard Johnson authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Professional Services Council to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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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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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The AGC of America Re-Appointed Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the leading association for the construction industry, has re-appointed Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC Member Edmund M. Amorosi to the National AGC Committee on International Construction

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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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Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will Present at the Upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute Meeting

Richard F. Smith and Brian J. Vella will present at the upcoming Virginia Chapter of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) on March 20th in Charlottesville, VA.

 

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Edmund M. Amorosi Presents at the Virginia Bar Association’s 123rd Winter Meeting on Developments in Arbitration Law

Edmund M. Amorosi presented on a panel entitled “State and Federal Court Practice Update: Evidence, Arbitration, Jurisdiction and Venue” at the Virginia Bar Association’s 123rd Annual Meeting in Williamsburg on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

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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 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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