Stephen M. Seeger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Washington, DC

Cozen O'Connor
1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-644-8932
Fax: 202-912-4830
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (80%), Government Contracts (20%)
Attorney Profile

Stephen M. Seeger is a member of Cozen O’Connor and leads the firm’s Washington, D.C. Construction Practice.  A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 30 years’ experience handling construction disputes, Stephen provides unmatched counsel and support in construction law, government contracts and international arbitration matters to a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, Maryland and Virginia.

Stephen has achieved success helping clients resolve their issues and obtain favorable outcomes for their complex and pressing legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He is known for the personalized counsel and customized solutions and strategies that he delivers to clients. Over the course of his career, Stephen has represented a wide range of construction professionals, and worked on a host of projects and cases ranging from EPC power plants, liquefied natural gas facilities, locks and dams, subway lines and station construction, hospitals and health care facilities, office buildings, apartments, condominiums, and super luxury residences.

In addition to Stephen, Cozen O'Connor's Construction Practice, with more than 40 attorneys practicing throughout the United States, has the depth and geographical reach to handle clients’ most complex problems in the United States and abroad. The construction team is experienced in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques and provides the full spectrum of services necessary to serve owners, contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers.

Ranked  Band 1 for Construction by Chambers USA, Stephen has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and a Legal Elite designation from Smart CEO Magazine.  Active in legal and industry associations, Stephen is co-chair of the Society of Construction Law's Mid-Atlantic Division, and a member of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law.  He frequently presents on current issues in construction and government contracts law.

A 1985 graduate of Lehigh University, Stephen obtained his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School in 1990. He is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia. He holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

ABOUT STEPHEN SEEGER

Admitted: 1991, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/seeger-stephen / https://www.cozen.com/practices/litigation/construction

Honors/Awards:

  • Chambers USA, Construction Law
  • Chambers & Partners recognized Stephen Seeger as a go-to attorney in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. One industry leader said, “Steve Seeger is one of the most talented construction litigators in the United States,” Chambers & Partners quoted other highly regarded lawyers saying Steve is: “a superior trial lawyer,” “a hard working straight shooter,” “very knowledgeable and great to deal with,” and “accessible and an excellent listener.”  Washingtonian Magazine’s, “Top Lawyer" 2019, 2020
  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers, America
  • Who's Who, Legal--Global Leader

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Member of Society of Construction Law, North America – Co-chair of Mid-Atlantic Division
  • Washington Building Congress (past chair Legislative/Regulatory Affairs Committee)
  • Maryland, 1990
  • S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1991
  • S. Claims Court (Court of Federal Claims), 1992
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997
  • District of Columbia Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Committee (Past Chair on Community Outreach Section – connecting local LSDBE/MBE contractors with Federal and Local Government Contracting Agencies)
  • Virginia, 1995
  • S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1992
  • S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1992

Recent Presentations and Articles

  • Did You Feel It? Construction Vibrations in Your Property, November 03, 2020 - Webinar
  • UPDATE: Several Midwest States Close Non-Essential Businesses – Potential Construction Impacts, April 10, 2020
  • C. Closes Non-Essential Businesses, Restricts Sick Employees of Essential Businesses [Alert], March 31, 2020
  • Maryland and Virginia Close “Non-Essential” Business [Alert], March 30, 2020
  • COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses, March 27, 2020
  • West Coast States Close Businesses Due to COVID-19 [Alert], March 25, 2020
  • COVID-19 Strategies for the Construction Industry, March 20, 2020
Practice Areas
  • 80%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Government Contracts

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Stephen M. Seeger

Admitted: 1991, Maryland

Professional Webpage: https://www.cozen.com/people/bios/seeger-stephen

Honors/Awards

  • Washingtonian Magazine’s, “Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyer in Washington, D.C." , Super Lawyers
  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer
  • Chambers & Partners recognized Seeger PC, and Stephen Seeger, in particular as go-to attorneys in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. In its 2009 edition of Chambers U.S.A., it says: "A new entrant to the table, this firm evinces a significant focus on construction law and is a strong choice for local matters. The lawyers act for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers and local lenders involved in a range of projects and disputes. Talented litigator Stephen Seeger is highly regarded as a 'hard-working straight shooter.' He impresses sources with his intelligent performance in substantial litigation and arbitrations.", Band 1 Construction, Chambers and Partners
  • Best Lawyers, America
  • Who's Who, Legal Global Leader

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Frequent Lecturer on current issues in Construction and Government Contracts Law
  • Did You Feel It? Construction Vibrations in Your Property, November 03, 2020 - Webinar
  • COVID-19 Strategies for the Construction Industry, March 20, 2020
  • West Coast States Close Businesses Due to COVID-19 [Alert], March 25, 2020
  • COVID-19 Construction Update: NJ, NY, DE, and PA Close Businesses, March 27, 2020
  • Maryland and Virginia Close “Non-Essential” Business [Alert], March 30, 2020
  • D.C. Closes Non-Essential Businesses, Restricts Sick Employees of Essential Businesses [Alert], March 31, 2020
  • UPDATE: Several Midwest States Close Non-Essential Businesses – Potential Construction Impacts, April 10, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Member of Society of Construction Law, North America – Co-chair of Mid-Atlantic Division
  • Washington Building Congress (past chair Legislative/Regulatory Affairs Committee)
  • Maryland, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1991
  • U.S. Claims Court (Court of Federal Claims), 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997
  • District of Columbia Bar Government Contracts and Litigation Committee (Past Chair on Community Outreach Section – connecting local LSDBE/MBE contractors with Federal and Local Government Contracting Agencies)
  • Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • American Bar Association, Construction Law
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1992

Representative Clients

  • Prod-X Distributors, Inc. v. Capitol Resource Funding, Inc., 111 Fed.Appx. 679 (4th Cir.), 2004
  • General Ins. Co. of America v. Interstate Service Co., Inc., 118 Md.App. 126, 701 A.2d, 1213 (Md.App.), 1997
  • Greycoat Hanover F Street Ltd. Partnership v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 657 A.2d 764 (D.C.), 1995
  • Comstock Potomack Yard, L.C. v. Balfoour Beatty Const., LLC, 2009 WL 2496513 (E.D.Va.), 2009
  • Government Contracts, The District of Columbia Practice Manual (11th Ed. 2002 and 12th Ed., 2003
  • Hunt Const. Group, Inc. v. National Wrecking Corp., 542 F.Supp.2d 87 (D.D.C.), 2008
  • In Re Capitol Hill Group, 344 B.R. 709 (D.D.C.), 2006
  • Will H. Hall and Son, Inc. v. U.S., 54 Fed.Cl. 436 (Fed.Cl.), 2002
  • Chambco, Div. of Chamberlin Waterproofing & Roofing, Inc. v. Urban Masonry Corp., 338 Md. 417, 659 A.2d 297 (Md.), 1995
  • Comstock Potomac Yard, L.C. v. Balfour Beatty Const., LLC, 694 F.Supp.2d 468, 2010 WL 678129 (E.D.Va.), 2010
  • Federal Grants, Federal Government Construction Contracts (2nd Ed.), 2010
  • Flemming Zulack and Williamson LLP v. Dunbar, 549 F.Supp.2d 98 (D.D.C.), 2008
  • Connally Contracting Co. v. Local Communications Network, Inc., 2006 WL 2645177, *1 (E.D.Va.), 2006
  • Fleming, Zulack & Williamson, LLP v. Information Super Station, LLC, 215 F.R.D. 5 (D.D.C.), 2003
  • Urban Masonry Corp. v. N & N Contractors, Inc., 676 A.2d 26 (D.C.), 1996
  • Chambco, Div. of Chamberlin Waterproofing & Roofing System, Inc. v. Urban Masonry Corp., 101 Md.App. 664, 647 A.2d 1284 (Md.App.), 1994
  • Hunt Const. Group, Inc. v. National Wrecking Corp., 587 F.3d 1119 (C.A.D.C.), 2009
  • Researching Government Contracts Law on the Internet, Federal Government Construction Contracts, 2003
  • Rayder v. Ahtna Government Services Corp., 2006 WL 3000457, *1, (E.D.Va.), 2006

Educational Background

  • Lehigh University, B.A., 1985

Industry Groups

  • Contractors
  • Owners
  • Subcontractors
  • Suppliers
  • Sureties
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Office Location for Stephen M. Seeger

1200 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-644-8932

Fax: 202-912-4830

Last Updated: 2/24/2021

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