Daniel J. Kraftson - Kraftson Caudle
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Daniel J. Kraftson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 703-873-5503

Mr. Kraftson specializes in the areas of construction and government contract law focusing primarily on the preparation, negotiation, and litigation of claims for additional time and money, under fixed price and cost reimbursable contracts, claim analysis under government and private construction contracts, as well as counseling contractors and owners regarding the drafting and negotiating of contract terms.  He has also served as legal counsel on several design-build and public-private venture proposals, subsequently handling contract negotiations on such projects.  Mr. Kraftson’s practice is both national and international in scope and has involved representation of both construction owners and construction contractors on a wide variety of projects ranging from wastewater treatment facilities and chemical processing plants, to highways and nuclear and fossil power plants.  His involvement in construction litigation in numerous state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, administrative hearings, and other dispute resolution forums, enables him to maintain an in-depth knowledge of the federal, state, and local government law pertaining to construction contracting.  These cases have typically involved claims for changes, differing site conditions, delay and disruption, and the impact and ripple effect of changes in the construction schedule, and the costs of performance.  As a result, Mr. Kraftson is intimately familiar with CPM scheduling principles and construction cost analysis, and has worked extensively with construction claims, scheduling, and accounting experts.

Wheaton CollegeBA 1973College of William and Mary School of LawJ.D. 1977

Client Comments

"Dan Kraftson has a unique ability to quickly sift through a complicated matter and identify both the critical facts and critical issues of law. He has a demeanor that simultaneously commands respect, yet defuses the volatility frequently encountered in construction disputes. I would highly recommend him."

Office Location

1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 250
McLean, VA 22102
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Washington DC Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Washington DC Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Washington DC Metro Area
Daniel J. Kraftson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Daniel J. Kraftson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Daniel J. Kraftson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction