Douglas L. Patin - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Douglas L. Patin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 202-719-8241

Doug Patin has an extensive government contracts practice. While this work has involved the entire spectrum of traditional government contract disputes, he has developed extensive experience in various aspects of government contract law including: federal fraud and False Claims Act issues, bid protests, mediation, and contract dispute litigation with the federal government.

Doug's extensive teaching and writing efforts keep him current on changing case law and developments in the field. Doug has a national practice representing some of the largest federal contractors and subcontractors in the country.

Doug has been rated among the leading construction lawyers in Washington, D.C. by the publishers of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, in their 2004-2013 editions. He was rated as a top construction lawyer in the 2008-2011 editions of BestLawyers in America®, and in the 2009-2011 editions of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers.

University of Wisconsin - River FallsBA The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.
American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions


  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, District of Maryland
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia

Client Comments

"Douglas Patin is a fantastic attorney. He provides very efficient use of his and his clients' time. He is very ethical and practical in his approach to every matter. I would recommend Doug to anyone."

-Matthew Pritts
Finance Executive
Turner Construction Company

"Douglas Patin is an excellent lawyer on contract and government contract disputes. He is very efficient and direct. He is a pleasure to work with."

"Douglas Patin has represented us since 1986. We value his expertise in construction law, his practical approach to issues, and his direct and efficient approach in dealing with a variety of problems we encounter in construction. He quickly defines our best interest strategy and outlines the most efficient resolution. When issues have been especially urgent, he has traveled to our office or jobsite to survey the issue(s) firsthand and get us moving toward the best solution. We are thoroughly pleased and consider Douglas Patin and his team a most essential element of our success in this business."

-Patrick McGoldrick
McGoldrick Construction Services Corp.

"Douglas Patin is one of the best in the business. He is the "go-to" guy if you have a bet-the-company issue."

-Charles Mitchell
General Counsel
The Kirlin Group

"We have found Doug Patin to possess that rare combination of skill and experience, toughness, and the straight talk that we as customers need to hear to effectively shape our positions and work toward resolutions."

-Christian Jahrling
Vice President
Turner Construction Company

Office Location

1615 L Street, NW, Suite 1350
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Practice Areas

Construction Law