Nationwide Lawyer for Construction Contracts With the Federal Government. We Help Companies in ALL STATES 

Avoid costly legal mistakes with differing site conditions and Contract Disputes Act Claims and Appeals.  as federal government construction contract lawyers, we help you to capitalize on agency mistakes and to aggressively protect your rights when you are entitled to payment.  Over 30 Years of Government Experience.

government construction contract lawyerGeneral contractors often find themselves challenging adverse contracting officer decisions regarding differing site condition, construction weather delay claims, other construction delays, and even agency denials of requests for equitable adjustments, and construction claims under the Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”). Learn what is a constructive change in government contracting.

If there is not, then the appeals court has no jurisdiction to hear the appeals case. There have been several cases litigated on these very issues without even reaching the merits of the actual case.

  • Develop a proactive practice that provides for a sound case against the government
  • Increase your chances of getting construction claims and requests for equitable adjustment paid
  • Work through delays, liquidated damages and other construction contract disputes
  • Our federal government construction dispute lawyers and contract claims consultants can help.


With law offices in Washington, DC and Colorado, the federal government construction contract lawyers at Watson & Associates LLC frequently help general contractors and small businesses across the United States to resolve construction claims changes & dispute resolution with the federal owner and avoid costly legal mistakes when in litigation with the federal government.

  • Prompt responses
  • Affordable rates when litigating in the federal courts.
  • Avoid costly mistakes in Contract Disputes Act Claims
  • Reliable legal advice based on trust and long-term relationships
  • Free initial consultation. Call 1-866-601-5518.

Government Construction Contract Lawyer Services

The facts of every case are important to the outcome. Federal construction contractors, should communicate with the contracting officer as early as possible and keep a record of all communications. Avoid the costly legal mistake of taking direction from the contracting officer representative. This can be the kiss of death depending on the facts in every construction dispute case.

  • Bid Protests
  • Litigation (Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Claims Analysis & Preparation
  • Negotiating & Drafting Contracts
  • Small Business Programs
  • Boards of Contract Appeals
  • Mergers and Acquisitions of Government Contractors
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Defense of Procurement Fraud
  • Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements

Additional Areas of Concentration

Watson & Associates, LLC handles a wide variety of federal government contracting cases, including the following:

  • Contract delay claims – When companies bid on federal jobs, it is common for the contracting officer to deny claims for legally valid delay claims in the contract agreement. The common dispute is whether or not there is a compensable claim, or whether the agency was required to give you extra time to complete the project.
  • Weather delay claims and differing site conditions – This yet a very common dispute between general contractors on a construction project
  • Government small business matters and construction claims – At Watson & Associates LLC, the law firm provides legal advice about issues that not only include traditional federal construction law but also where experience with small business issues can serve as an important part of the ultimate resolution.  Our Federal government construction dispute attorneys are well-versed in areas such as affiliation, HUBZone requirements and contractors certified under the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program.
  • Federal construction contracting standards violations, litigation, and compliance with Contract Disputes Act requirements: When a contractor fails to correctly process claims, the contracting officer will often deny your request. After award, our procurement attorneys provide legal advice on FAR compliance, scope changes, differing site conditions and preparing timely Contract Disputes Act claims
  • Federal Miller Act disputes – When contractor contracts involve issues related to payment bonds and performance bonds, our contract claims consultants can provide the requisite legal counsel to provide cost-effective results.
  • SBA size standards and limitation in subcontracting requirements.  Both large and small businesses run the risk of violating the complex SBA size standards and affiliation rules. With a broad understanding of the common legal issues, our federal construction contract lawyers provide reliable legal advice and guidance about small business size standard violations, Subcontracting plans and filing construction contract claims and appeals.
  • Federal construction litigation laws — litigation and construction contract appeals – when the agency makes an adverse decision and alleges that you violated procurement laws, we prepare to handle to dispute on appeal to the requisite appellate court. As federal government construction dispute attorneys, we frequently appear before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA); the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA); GAO; SBA OHA and the Small Business Administration for size protest and affiliation matters, the US Court of Federal Claims (COFC) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

See information on Preparing and Defending Government Contract Claims Under the Contract Disputes Act.

Additional matters:  As Your Federal Construction Dispute Attorney , We Can Also Help With:

  • Contract claims preparation;
  • Compliance with Contract Disputes Act requirements;
  • FAR federal construction contracting laws and legal scope changes
  • Bid protests on federal projects
  • Requests for equitable adjustments,
  • Patent Claims in federal contractor contracts
  • Construction disputes and legal defect claims
  • Differing site conditions
  • What is a constructive change in government contracting
  • Joint ventures and small business disputes
  • Litigation and appeals court cases

To speak with a federal construction law litigation attorney about your pending case, call 1-866-601-5518.

Contact Watson’s Federal Government Construction Contract Lawyers Today

Avoid Costly Legal Mistakes

If you are looking to find a government construction dispute attorney that understands federal government construction contracts, call Watson & Associates, LLC law firmtoll-free at 866-601-5518 to schedule a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.