Jon Straw focuses on construction law and government contracts with experience in claim preparation, litigation, arbitration, mediation arising from changes, delays, and payment disputes. Jon has successfully represented and assisted prime contractors, subcontractors and public and private owners in both state and federal courts and before arbitration panels.

Recent types of projects and locations:

  • Enhanced Perimeter Security Project, Washington, D.C.
  • Veterans Administration National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Flood Control Project, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • New State Court Complex, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Several Highway Transportation Improvement Projects through the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Office and Research Facility, Hawaii
  • U.S. Department of Transportation, Air Traffic Control Tower and
    Office Building, Nevada
  • U.S. Department of Defense Projects, OCONUS
  • U.S. General Services Administration, Building Security
    Improvements, D.C. and Maryland
  • Several Underground Cabling and Pipeline Projects, Virginia
  • Electric Substation and Switchyard, Manitoba
  • Hydro-Electric Power Generation Plant, Pennsylvania
  • 12-mile Highway Connector, North Carolina
  • Hydro-Electric Pumped-Storage Plant, California
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant, Virginia
  • U.S. Air Force Base Housing Development, Missouri
  • Transcontinental Oil Pipeline, Midwestern United States
  • U.S. Army Base Housing Development, Georgia
  • IDIQ U.S. Department of Defense Contract, South Carolina

Jon has a concrete foundation in advocacy with a thorough understanding and proven ability to use all available means of persuasion to solve problems for clients. Before practicing law, he worked on several political fundraising and grassroots issue campaigns for corporate and association clients by crafting and delivering targeted persuasive
messages. His training and experience are well-suited to analyzing and simplifying complex construction matters while understanding the interests of all parties involved to effectively and efficiently advocate for clients.

Jon is a graduate of Western State University College of Law (J.D., 2010) and Missouri State University (M.A., 2003; B.A., 2001). He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, District of Columbia, State of Maryland, State of Arizona and related Federal Courts.

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