Ian Cronogue

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in McLean, Virginia

Ian Cronogue

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Government Contracts; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2012

Education: American University Washington College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023


1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd
Suite 410
McLean, VA 22101 Visit website


Ian A. Cronogue is an equity partner at Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel, LLP, in McLean, Virginia. Serving clients across Washington, D.C., and Virginia, his legal practice involves handling:

· Civil and business litigation 

· Government contracts

· Employment and labor law

· Contract Disputes Act claims

· Regulatory compliance issues

An accomplished attorney, Mr. Cronogue has worked with various legal cases, including security clearance litigation, business torts, internet defamation, FCPA compliance, ITAR compliance, a multinational merger and acquisition, insurance litigation, and stock option litigation. 

Mr. Cronogue is skilled in government contracts litigation, which encompasses disputes against the government, prime/subcontractor conflicts and general business litigation. He has represented a diverse range of clients, including large multinational corporations and small government contractors such as SDVOSBs, woman-owned small businesses, certified 8(a) small businesses and Alaska Native Corporations. 

With a 10/10 Avvo rating and numerous five-star client reviews and peer endorsements, Mr. Cronogue has earned a solid reputation in his field. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and his professional affiliations extend to various federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

In terms of education, Mr. Cronogue holds a law degree from the American University Washington College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, ranking in the top 5% of his class. Prior to that, he obtained a B.S. degree with honors from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. During law school, he was a staff editor for the Sustainable Development Law & Policy Publication and a part of the VITA Federal Income Tax Program. He also served as a Certified Volunteer Student Bar Association Mentor.

Active in the legal arena, Mr. Cronogue is on the board of directors for the McLean Bar Association and holds memberships in the Alexandria Bar Association as well as the American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Government Contracts, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Employment & Labor: Employee

Focus areas

Contracts, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law

  • 30% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Government Contracts
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee

First Admitted: 2012, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://bctwlaw.com/ian-a-cronogue

Educational Background:
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.S., with honors
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Directors - McLean Bar Association, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Office location for Ian Cronogue

1320 Old Chain Bridge Rd
Suite 410
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703-782-8877


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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