Specializing in government contracts and construction litigation



About Jessica

Jessica Haire, Esq.

Founder, JVH Law, LLC

Jessica received a B.S. in civil engineering from George Washington University and worked as a project engineer, completing storm water and sanitary sewer design, grading plans, erosion and sediment control plans, and pavement design.


She then received a M.A. in international politics and a J.D. from American University.  After law school, Jessica spent eight years with Fox Rothschild, LLP in their government contracts litigation group.  In that capacity, she has litigated cases across the United States and the world.   

In 2018, Jessica ran for her first elected office position winning a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council.  She is currently serving her first term, which ends in December 2022.  She also serves as the legal counsel to the Maryland State GOP. 

From there, Jessica transferred her practice from DC to Maryland and founded JVH Law, LLC. She continues to handle contract negotiations as well as federal and state claims litigation for changes, differing site conditions, delay damages, time extensions, defective specifications, cumulative impacts, and numerous federal government contracts issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulation and relevant statutes.  She regularly represents clients in various courts and boards of contract appeals including the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA), the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA), and the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals (MSBCA).  She also handles bid protests, size protests, and various construction transaction and project advice matters.        

Court and Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions:


District of Columbia


Court Admissions:

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

U.S. District Court, Maryland

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Notable Achievements:

2016 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star"  2017 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2018 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2019 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star"


Representative Cases

Costello Const. Co. of Maryland, Inc. v. City of Charlottesville, 97 F.Supp.3d 819 (W.D. Va. 2015)

Successfully defeated the City's Motion to Dismiss, differentiating between cumulative impact claims and individual claims for damages and delay for purposes of administrative remedies, and discussing the Spearin Doctrine for contractors as protection against defective plans and specifications.   

Heard v. Waterfront Marine Const., Inc., CL14002757-00 and CL16003150-00 (2015 and 2018)  

Successful demurrer to allegation of conspiracy and successful motion to set aside consequential damages with respect to tortious interference claim.  

Waterfront Marine Const., Inc. v. Skanska USA Civil Southeast, CL18003307-00 (2018) 

Successful Petition to compel arbitration and identification of arbitrator selection procedure on a Public Private Partnership in Norfolk, Virginia.

Fuller et al. v. Republican Central Committee of Carroll County, Maryland, 444 Md. 613 (2015)

Successfully defended Governor Hogan's power of Delegate vacancy appointment at the Court of Appeals (the highest Court in Maryland), discussing the procedure and four-part standard for temporary restraining orders in Maryland.    

R.W. Warner, Inc. v. Loudon County Public Schools, Case Nos. CL00091502-00 and CL00091503-00 (2015)

Successfully defeated demurrer to fraud allegation on a breach of contract claim for damages and delay on two sister schools in Loudon County, Virginia.  


Practice Areas


  • Local, State, and Federal Construction contract negotiation

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses

  • AIA and ConsensusDocs standard contract clauses

  • Joint Ventures and Teaming agreements

  • Small business formation and certification

  • Formation of new entities and related organizational documents  

  • Various project delivery systems such as Design-Build etc. 

  • Campaign Finance Law


  • Local, State, and Federal Construction disputes

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses

  • Contract terminations for convenience

  • Contract terminations for default

  • Construction defects

  • Mediation

  • Change order pricing and accounting

  • Claims preparation, prosecution, and defense (delay, disruption, inefficiency, changes, differing site conditions, Spearin doctrine, cumulative impacts etc.)

  • Critical Path Method scheduling and proof of claims

  • Wage rate requirements

  • DCAA audits

  • False claims act

  • Payment and performance bonds

  • OIG investigations

  • Suspension and Debarment

  • Public private parnerships

  • Mechanic's Lien (prosecution and defense)

  • Appellate advocacy




1910 Towne Centre Blvd

Suite 250

Annapolis, Maryland 21401​

Tel:  443-603-0210 x1210

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