Washington, D.C.

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20036
T: 202.452.2140 | F: 202.775.8217

Smith, Currie & Hancock’s Washington, DC office is located in the heart of downtown at 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, just blocks away from the White House, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  From its founding, the firm has had a robust practice related to construction and federal government contracts.  The attorneys associated with the DC office have years of experience not only handling private and public construction issues but also in dealing with a broad spectrum of federal government contracting issues.  These include the preparation and prosecution of claims and bid protests, defending against suspension and debarment and false claims, and handling matters related to the rules applicable to small businesses, minority contracting and the mentor/protégé program. 

Prior to entering private practice, Alan Saltman was an Attorney-Advisor at the Government Accountability Office, and thereafter has successfully prosecuted enumerable bid protests and contract disputes involving all types of contracts.  Rick Goeken, for more than 20 years, has also concentrated his practice on federal contracts including those related to the sale of natural resources, access to federal lands, and compliance with federal environmental rules.

Also working out of both the DC office and the firm’s Atlanta office are Gregg Joy, Steve Reed and Charles Surasky. Gregg has extensive experience representing owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers throughout the United States and overseas, pursuing and defending against claims in federal and state courts, boards of contract appeals, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and mediations.  Gregg is also well versed in matters dealing with mechanics' liens and bonding. Steve served for 18 years as an Administrative Judge and Hearing Examiner with the Corps of Engineers and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and handles a wide variety of federal contract issues. Charles specializes in the trial and arbitration of complex construction disputes involving both private and government construction contracts.

Brian S. Wood,  former General Counsel of Keller Foundations, LLC and its US subsidiaries, is highly experienced in matters involving both public (state and federal) and private construction having  handled a broad spectrum of construction matters, ranging from contract drafting and negotiation, to claim preparation, negotiation, and prosecution.  Brian holds a degree in civil engineering and has worked as an engineer on projects involving the construction of major transportation systems, including rail systems, highways and bridges. His diverse background also includes experience as a claims and scheduling consultant for various public owners.  

Scott C. Turner who works out of San Francisco, as well as the DC office, is one of the foremost attorneys in the country on the subject of construction insurance coverage and is the author of the leading treatise on the subject, “Insurance Coverage of Construction Disputes.”

These attorneys, in addition to the associates in the DC office and other lawyers in the firm, provide unparalleled experience both in the federal government contract arena and in handling construction matters.



Metro:   25 minutes on Blue Line to Farragut West Station 

Taxi:     15 minutes; fare approximately $20 

Car:     Estimated Time: 15 minutes

            Estimated Distance: 5 miles


Taxi:         45 - 60 minutes; fare approximately $60 

Car:          Estimated Time: 45 - 60 minutes

                Estimated Distance: 30 miles

                Estimated Distance: 35 miles


Taxi:          60 minutes; fare approximately $65

Car:           Estimated Time: 60 minutes

Please note the entrance to our building’s parking garage is located on L St. (which is one-way heading East) between Connecticut Ave. and 17th