Adrian L. Bastianelli III

Adrian L. Bastianelli III


Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Recognized since 2003

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Mediation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Construction Law
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Adrian L. Bastianelli, III is a partner at Peckar & Abramson. His practice focuses on construction claims and litigation, with an emphasis on government construction claims. He represents all sectors of the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals and sureties. Mr. Bastianelli also has an active alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice. He has served as an arbitrator and a mediator on hundreds of construction disputes. He has served on numerous DRBs.

Mr. Bastianelli is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has served on its Board of Governors, as the editor of its law review, and as the chair of its ADR Committee. He is also past Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry and past President of the Washington Building Congress. He received the prestigious Cornerstone Award from the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is active in the Associated General Contractors, having written several amicus briefs on its behalf, and spoken at its national convention and for its local chapter and served on its Federal Regulations Committee.

Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Mr. Bastianelli was a founding partner at Bastianelli Brown & Kelley, Chtd., which merged with Peckar & Abramson. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Federal Claims, where he worked on cases involving federal contract claims. He also worked as a civil engineer for the Corps of Engineers and obtained his professional engineers license (now inactive).

Mr. Bastianelli has written and spoken extensively on construction topics. He took the lead role in developing and editing the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry’s book Federal Government Construction Contracts, which is the standard in the industry on that subject. For seven years, he served as the associate editor or editor of The Construction Lawyer, the law journal of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Mr. Bastianelli is on the Construction Advisory Council for Thomson/West.

Mr. Bastianelli is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He received his bachelor of science from Purdue University and his law degree from the University of Louisville.

Location

  • 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC 20036

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Purdue University, B.S.CE
  • University of Louisville, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, The District of Columbia Bar

Affiliations

  • Washington Building Congress - Past President
  • American College of Construction Lawyers - Fellow
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry - Chair

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Construction, Washington, D.C. (2021)
  • Construction Law, Washington DC (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • Arbitration
  • Construction Disputes
  • Government Contracts
  • Mediation

Awards:

  • Recipient of the Cornerstone Award from the ABA Forum of the Construction Industry
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 for Construction Law in Washington, D.C.
  • Chambers USA in Construction
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation
  • Best Lawyers in America in Construction
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyer in Construction/Surety; Top 100 Washington DC Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014
  • Recipient of Cornerstone Award from the ABA Forum of the Construction Industry

Is It Live . . . Or Is It Virtual?


by Adrian L. Bastianelli III, Kevin J. O'Connor, Paulo Flores and Robert S. Peckar

Mediation via Zoom is just one of the legal-industry oddities the pandemic has wrought. Here’s a cheat sheet for how to make it work for you—and some thoughts on whether it’s here to stay.

virtual-mediation

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