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SHANNON J. BRIGLIA NAMED 2012 D.C. SUPER LAWYER. PDF Print

December 13, 2011 - Shannon J. Briglia has again been named a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for her work in construction and surety law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of attorneys in the Washington, D.C. area are awarded this honor each year.

To read more about Ms. Briglia, click here.

 
LAUREN P. MCLAUGHLIN SPEAKS AT 32ND ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW CONFERENCE. PDF Print

Lauren P. McLaughlin recently spoke at the 32nd Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Conference, held in Charlotesville, VA in November 2011.  Ms. McLaughlin advised conference attendees on legal issues arising from the surety’s involvement in performance bond claims. Ms. McLaughlin presented a paper, “The Troubled Project – from the Surety’s Perspective” and spoke with co-panelist Mr. James Kisner of Developers Surety & Indemnity Company. To view the white paper, click here.

 
CHAMBERS USA 2011 NAMES SHANNON J. BRIGLIA AS LEADING CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY. PDF Print

Nov 8, 2011 - Shannon J. Briglia has again been selected to the exclusive Chambers USA 2011: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Client’s Guide, for her expertise in construction law.

Chambers USA selectively ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Because the research is in-depth and client focused, industry leaders throughout the US and worldwide rely on Chambers as a renowned source for those legal professionals who excel in their chosen field.

For more information on Shannon J. Briglia, click here.

 
BRIGLIAMCLAUGHLIN WELCOMES TWO NEW ATTORNEYS. PDF Print

November 7, 2011 – BrigliaMcLaughlin is delighted to announce that in the last twelve months, the firm has welcomed two litigation attorneys to the firm – Shoshana E. Rothman and Shiva Sharifahmadian.

Shoshana (“Shana”) Rothman joined the firm as an associate in November 2010.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rothman focused her practice on representing construction, government contracts, and surety clients. Ms. Rothman is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and an intern for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Ms. Rothman is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Shiva Sharifahmadian joined the firm as an associate in June 2011. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sharifahmadian represented clients in multidistrict litigation and class action suits at the law firm of Finkelstein Thompson, LLP in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Sharifahmadian is a graduate from George Mason University School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, was a member of the American Inn of Court, and worked as a judicial intern in the Fairfax County Circuit Court for the Honorable Leslie M. Alden. Ms. Sharifahmadian is licensed to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and California.

For more information on Shana Rothman, click here. For more information on Shiva Sharifahmadian, click here.

 
ROBERT J. DIETZ OBTAINS COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT IN FAVOR OF SURETY. PDF Print

October 19, 2011 - Robert J. Dietz of BrigliaMcLaughlin recently obtained a complete defense verdict for a surety client on a payment bond claim in Maryland. The surety had been sued by a claimant under theories of breach of contract and bad faith.  At trial, Mr. Dietz was able to prove that the surety had not breached the contract and had not acted in bad faith in denying the payment bond claim. Therefore, the court found in favor of the surety and denied the claimant any damages.

 

 
LAUREN P. MCLAUGHLIN SPEAKS AT MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON ANNUAL MEETING. PDF Print

Lauren P. McLaughlin was an invited guest speaker at the Mechanical Contractors Association of Metropolitan Washington in September 2011.  Ms. McLaughlin presented “Litigation Avoidance in a Troubled Economy” to the annual meeting. To view Ms. McLaughlin's presentation, click here.

 
SHANNON J. BRIGLIA NAMED 2011 D.C. AND VIRGINIA SUPER LAWYER. PDF Print

August 16, 2011 - Shannon J. Briglia has again been named a Washington, D.C. and Virginia Super Lawyer for her work in construction and surety law.

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ROBERT J. DIETZ OBTAINS MAXIMUM RECOVERY FROM THE VIRGINIA CONTRACTOR RECOVERY FUND. PDF Print

 

June 2, 2011 - Robert J. Dietz of BrigliaMcLaughlin recently obtained relief for residential owners under the Virginia DPOR Contractor Transaction Recovery Fund.
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ROBERT J. DIETZ RECOVERS AT TRIAL FOR CONTRACTOR CLIENT ON OVERPAYMENT TO SUBCONTRACTOR. PDF Print

 

March 15, 2011 - Robert J. Dietz of BrigliaMcLaughlin recently obtained a judgment in favor of a contractor for overpayments made to an electrical and instrumentation subcontractor constructing a hexane-injection facility in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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LAUREN MCLAUGHLIN OBTAINS COMPLETE DEFENSE VERDICT FROM FEDERAL JURY FOR PERFORMANCE BOND SURETY CLIENT. PDF Print

March 5, 2011 - Lauren P. McLaughlin of BrigliaMcLaughlin recently obtained a defense verdict from a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of International Fidelity Insurance Company (“IFIC”).

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SHANNON J. BRIGLIA CO-AUTHORS ARTICLE IN TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE LAW JOURNAL.

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