Construction Law & Public Contracts

Christopher S. Boynton, Chair


As of June 2017, the Section had 787 members.  Currently, the Section has 811 members.

Annual CLE – Fall Program

On November 3-4, 2017, the Section hosted the 38th Annual Fall Program at the Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, VA.  Chaired by members Alison R. Mullins and Mark Crawford, the program offered 12 CLE credits, including 2 hours of ethics.  The Section again hosted a young lawyers reception on Thursday evening to welcome arriving Section Members.

Annual Activities

On June 15, 2018, the Section partnered with the Litigation Section to present a showcase CLE at the Virginia State Bar’s 80th Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach entitled “Successful Appellate Practice from the Trial Court to the Appellate Court”  Coordinated by members, Daniel L. Fitch and Lauren McLaughlin, the program moderator was Nathan Veldhuis, and the speakers were the Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Honorable Michael F. Urbanski, Chief United States District Judge of the Western District of Virginia, Frank K. Friedman and James F. Neale.

On September 12, 2017, in combination with Virginia CLE, the Section presented a half-day CLE seminar in Fairfax Virginia entitled “2nd Annual Federal Government Contracting Seminar 2017: Navigating the Limits of Contractor Behavior for Public Contracts.”  The seminar was chaired by Shannon J. Briglia.

The Section continued to provide valuable written materials to its membership.  The Section published its Fall and Spring editions of its newsletter under the editorship of Hanna Lee Blake and Daniel Rounds.  The February 2018 edition of the Virginia Lawyer included several articles on construction law written by our members and edited by Arnie B. Mason.  The Section also updated its Construction Law Handbook to include recent Virginia state and federal court decisions affecting our members’ practices.

Officers for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

The officers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year were Christopher S. Boynton (chair), J. Barrett Lucy (vice-chair), Hanna Lee Blake (secretary), Scott Kowalski (treasurer) and Jennifer Mahar (immediate past chair).

New Board Members for 2017-18

Joining the Section Board of Governors in 2017 were Daniel Rounds, Jesse Keene, Arnie Mason, and Honorable Stanley P. Klein (Retired Judge).

Updated: Jul 24, 2018