Government Contract Claims & Disputes Lawyers

Government Contract Claims and Disputes Lawyers Helping You to Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes and Increase the Probability of Getting Paid. 

federal government contract dispute and claims lawyer servicesDespite trying your best to please the federal government, you might find yourself filing contract claims against the federal government.

Some agencies pay government claims while others completely deny the claim. There are common reasons for denial that you can avoid.

Other reasons can be avoided if you have an experienced federal government claims lawyer and contract dispute attorney on your team.


Many government contractors are vaguely familiar with the regulations for federal contract claims and disputes.

As a result, the contracting officer may deny the claim due to failure to comply with Contract Disputes Act certification laws, failure to provide a demand or written assertion for money in a sum certain, notify the agency in a timely manner or even signing the waiver of a claim that generally precludes you from bringing other claims against the federal government. At Watson & Associates, LLC our federal government contractor dispute attorneys can help.


When it comes to the basics of how to file a claim on a government contract, you cannot make many mistakes. At Watson & Associates, LLC, our government attorneys provide legal assistance with construction litigation support and contract claims against the federal government – avoidance to small businesses and larger DOD contractors across the United States and overseas.

With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, the federal government contractor claims lawyers at Watson & Associates, LLC have successfully resolved contractor claims against the federal government for our clients.

This includes small businesses and larger defense contractors.  As contractors claim attorneys We have also achieved favorable outcomes for our clients.

 We get involved at the performance stage all the way to claims and dispute litigation at the various courts such as the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Litigation of contractor claims and appeals – CBCA, ASBCA, United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Contractor dispute resolution and federal claims appeals
  • Construction litigation support for performance and scope changes
  • Breach of contract claims against the government
  • Cost Disallowance
  • Contract delays
  • Government claims for Defective pricing
  • Constructive and formal change orders
  • Federal contractor claims avoidance
  • Out of scope work
  • Release of claims 

  • Breach of contract damages
  • Change orders
  • Contractor release of claims disputes
  • Constructive changes
  • Equitable adjustments
  • Statute of limitations government contractor claims
  • construction contract claims against the federal government-  changes & dispute resolution
  • Non-payment of invoices
  • Implied in fact disputes
  • Performance disputes
  • Scope of work changes and modifications
  • Accelerations and claims substantiation
  • Service agreements
  • Construction claims 


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Federal Government Contract Disputes Act Claims Litigation & jurisdiction
  • Contract delays
  • Consequential damages
  • Liquidated damages
  • Terminations

If you are looking to find contractor lawyers to sue the government for denying federal procurement claims or need help with alternative dispute resolution, call our government contract dispute lawyers and at 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE Initial Consultation.

Do Have a Valid Contract Disputes Act (CDA) Claim Against the Government?

Government Contracts Lawyers Litigating Appellate Jurisdiction Cases

Can the CO Deny a Meritorious Claim When the Claim Does not Meet the Government Contract Claims Act Requirements?

 Not only can the CO deny what would normally be a viable claim, but they also do it quite often. This leaves you to figure out how to deal with and correct the problem. The government contract claims requirements can be very tricky. 

What Happens When the Contracting Officer Fails to Specify the Reason for Denying the Claim? Is this By Itself Grounds for Filing an Immediate Appeal?

No. Many Contracting Officer Final Decisions (COFD) do not articulate the details and reasons for denying government appeals.  You are now left trying to figure it out. Do you just file an immediate appeal?

Maybe not. You may want to look at the initial claim to see if it meets the CDA requirements. If it did not, then the appellate court may agree with the government’s motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. 

When you get a COFD that is vague, you may want to have your lawyer first see if your initial claim met the Contract Disputes Act legal requirements. 

Does a Defective or Improperly Certified Claim Deny a Court or Agency Board Jurisdiction to Hear the Contract Claim on Appeal?

No. “[a] defect in the certification of a claim does not deprive a court or an agency board of jurisdiction over the claim.” 41 U.S.C. § 7103(b)(3).

If there is a defective certification, the Appellate Court of Agency Board shall require that defective certification to be corrected.” Id.

Can a Contractor Submit a Claim by Email?

There is no written rule that forbids a contractor from filing a claim by email. However,  this can be very risky if there is no follow-up by certified mail. 


As federal government contractor lawyers we represent government contractors with related Contract Disputes Act litigation at the various courts including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Get attorneys for contractor disputes that understand federal procurement and get to the bottom of the problem quickly.


Litigation support in all states and overseas: When you experience differing site conditions, experience unexpected delays or somehow find yourself harmed on a federal construction project, filing a claim against the federal government might be the answer.

Small businesses performing federal construction contracts especially find themselves at odds when the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or some other government official directs them to perform additional work or scope changes. Watson’s federal construction litigation support lawyers frequently help companies with:

 Our government contract dispute lawyers understand that submitting construction claims against the federal government and be tricky and that the facts of each case are critical to the outcome.

The government claims lawyers at our firm can assist with constructive changes, the scope of work changes under federal contracting laws, liquidated damages where the government is liable, implied in fact contract matters, requests for equitable adjustment, claims against the VA, government contract litigation support services, and differing site condition claims.


For immediate help with a government money claims and contract disputes for payment of money from the agency,  looking for lawyers to sue the federal government, need help with appealing the contracting officer’s decision to the ASBCA, CBCA or US Court of Federal Claims (COFC) please call the federal contractor dispute attorney at Watson & Associates, LLC. Call Toll Free 1-866-601-5518.

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For help preparing litigation with the federal government and defending government contract claims at the CBCA, ASBCA  or help with how to resolve contract disputes in the US Court of Federal Claims, call our federal government procurement contract claims lawyers, contract dispute lawyers, or contact us online today. Call Watson & Associates toll-free today at 1 (866) 601-5518 or 202.827-9750 in Washington, DC.