Benjamin L. Williams


Washington, D.C.

(202) 912-4859

(202) 861-1905

Ben represents a diverse range of clients in the government contracts and construction industry including defense contractors, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, insurers, and sureties. Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of a national law firm where he focused his practice on construction law and government contracting.

Before practicing law, Ben was a construction manager specializing in building facades and building envelope systems for numerous public and private projects. Building on that experience, Ben counsels clients in public bid protests, contract negotiation, requests for equitable adjustment, breach of contract claims, delays and disruptions, performance and design defects, terminations for default, past performance evaluations, mechanic’s liens, and payment and performance bond claims.

Ben was recognized as a Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” for 2017-2020 in the areas of Government Contracts by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized in 2021 as one of the “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for Construction Law and Construction Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America.

Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in art and architecture. Ben earned his law degree, cum laude, from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.



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May 26, 2021

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  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 2002

Awards & Honors

Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” Government Contracts, Super Lawyers, 2017-2022

“Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” for Construction Law and Construction Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, 2021


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Colorado
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Member

American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law, Member

D.C. Bar Communities, Government Contracts and Litigation, Member

Virginia State Bar Association, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, Member

National Trust for Historic Preservation, Member

DC Preservation League, Trustee

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED Accredited Professional (AP)