Representative Experience


  • Lead trial counsel for contractor in multi-party dispute arising from defective work and insurance-related claims in excess of $40 million
  • Lead trial counsel for general contractor in $15 million dispute with subcontractor for termination for default
  • Lead trial counsel for electrical subcontractor against DC WASA for equitable adjustment claims in excess of $5 million
  • Lead trial counsel for design professional in defending multi-million dollar error and omission litigation
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel for contractor in bid protest dispute before the Virginia Supreme Court
  • Lead trial counsel for mechanical subcontractor and surety in defending $15 million construction performance and delay dispute related to work at Dulles Airport
  • Lead trial and appellate counsel for contractor in overturning termination for default and successful recovery of claims for equitable adjustment against the State of Maryland
  • Lead trial counsel for excavation contractor in successful recovery of multi-million dollar claims involving defective specifications, delays, disruption, lost productivity and differing site conditions
  • Lead trial counsel for developer defending multi-million dollar mechanic’s lien claims by Subcontractors and related termination for default against general contractor
  • Represented contractor in mechanic’s lien claim in excess of $35 million
  • Represented developer in defending multi-million dollar mechanic’s lien claims
  • Represented contractor against United States Department of Agriculture in overturning a termination for default
  • Represented several contractors in bid protest and injunctive relief proceedings before boards of contract appeals, county, state and federal levels
  • Represented several subcontractors and suppliers in performance and payment bond disputes


  • Routinely negotiates and prepares all types of construction contracts between owner, engineer, contractor, subcontractor and supplier clients
  • Regularly counsels construction contractors relating to all varieties of construction projects with a common focus on how to minimize the risk of litigation
  • Routinely prepares EPC construction contracts for major energy infrastructure construction companies
  • Lead outside counsel for $860 million general construction contract for large-scale electric transmission project
  • Lead outside counsel for multi-national construction material distribution agreement


  • Prior to attending law school, Seth worked as a surveyor while in college and after college he worked for a large construction contractor and has parlayed that experience into a successful construction law practice.



  • Featured in “Nuke Contractor’s Win Lets Businesses Cite Va. False Ad Law,” Law360, May 14, 2014
  • Co-author, “Researching government contracts on the Internet,” in Federal Government Construction Contracts, 2003


  • “The Davis-Bacon Act and What You Should Know When DOL Comes to Call,” Client Seminar, September 24, 2015
  • “The SBA Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program,” Client Seminar, October 23, 2014
  • “The Davis Bacon Act and Performance & Payment Bond Considerations for the Surety,” Virginia State Bar – 34th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar, November 6, 2013