BOUTIQUE LAW FIRM
Specializing in government contracts and construction litigation
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
District of Columbia
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
2016 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2017 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2018 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2019 DC Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
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.
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
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
False claims act
Payment and performance bonds
Suspension and Debarment
Public private parnerships
Mechanic's Lien (prosecution and defense)
JVH Law, LLC
1910 Towne Centre Blvd
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Tel: 443-603-0210 x1210
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