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Charles M. Asmar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Asmar Schor & McKenna PLLC
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-244-4264
Fax: 202-686-3567
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Washington DC Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Government Contracts, State, Local & Municipal
Attorney Profile

Charles Asmar counsels clients in all aspects of the construction, development, and design processes involving government and private projects. He represents owners (private and public), general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, sureties, subcontractors, and suppliers. He has been involved in a wide variety of large, complex construction projects, including commercial and governmental office buildings, embassies, private and public schools, hospitals, airports, large-scale residential and home-building projects, condominiums, and roads and highways.

Mr. Asmar has extensive experience preparing and negotiating design- and construction-related agreements. He prepares fully integrated project documents for the pre-construction, design, and construction processes (prime contractor and subcontractors). Mr. Asmar advises project owners and developers in bid solicitation and award in both private and public projects. He advises on  advantages and risks of various project-delivery methods, including traditional general contract delivery, design build, multiple prime, construction management and subcontracts.  His practice includes oversight and advice relating to contract-administration issues throughout project delivery, claims development and defenses (including design defects, delay and labor impacts), mechanic’s lien and bond claims and defenses.

About Charles M. Asmar

First Admitted: 1991, Maryland

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Educational Background

  •   The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • University of Vermont; Bachelors of Science

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Practiced before Federal Contract Board of Appeals
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA); Member
  • Associated Builders and Contractors; Member (D.C. Metro Chapter)
  • Washington Building Congress; Board/ Past Chairman
  • American Bar Association; Member (Forum on the Construction Industry and Section of Litigation)


  • American Registry Top Attorneys (Recognized for Excellence)
  • Chambers & Partners, USA; Construction (2007-2012)
  • 5.0 A/V Martindale Hubbell rating

Industry Groups

  • Past-Chairman Of The Washington Building Congress
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Office Location for Charles M. Asmar

5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20015

Last Updated: 6/22/2021

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