Kirk E. Niemi

Kirk E. Niemi

Varela, Lee, Metz & Guarino, LLP

Recognized since 2017

Tysons, Virginia

Practice Areas

Litigation - Construction

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Kirk Niemi is an experienced construction industry attorney who focuses his practice on construction litigation, government contracts, surety, and associated contract issues. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties and government agencies including highway departments and municipalities. He has extensive experience in complex matters before courts, arbitrators and mediators regarding various construction issues including mechanics' liens, acceleration claims, changes, defects, delay claims, liquidated damages, and payment bond claims. Throughout his career, Kirk has advised his clients how to reach the most cost effective favorable resolution to their disputes.

Recently, Kirk has represented contractors in cases arising out of highway projects, cement plants, hospitals, and data centers for the United States Government involving national security agencies. Kirk also has extensive experience with appeals to the various Boards of Contract Appeals including the ASBCA. Kirk also has helped negotiate EPC and Public Private Partnership (P3) contracts.

Kirk has worked on matters involving nuclear power plants, bridges, highways, a professional baseball stadium, data centers, national intelligence facilities, office buildings (both federal and private), military bases, airports, hotel/resort complexes, industrial and petrochemical facilities, condominiums, water treatment facilities and wastewater treatment plants, amongst others. Kirk also has negotiated EPC power plant contracts on behalf of contractors.

Kirk possesses significant hands-on experience with technological issues including IT setup and maintenance, data storage, retention and production. Kirk leverages this experience to his client’s benefit, in particular with respect to eDiscovery issues, by implementing technology-based strategies, services and work-flows that fit the needs of the case.

Contact & Links
  • 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 900
    Tysons, VA 22102
  • George Mason University, J.D., graduated 1999

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Construction
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts


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