Shiva S. Hamidinia

COUNSEL
Phone: (703) 218-2155
Fax: (703) 218-2160
Practice Areas

Shiva S. Hamidinia

COUNSEL
Phone: (703) 218-2155
Fax: (703) 218-2160
Practice Areas

Shiva has over a decade of experience helping regional, national, and international companies navigate the complex regulatory framework governing state and federal projects.

Considering the unique needs of her clients, Shiva provides counsel on a full spectrum of construction, surety and government contract issues, including formation, administration and performance, design-build and joint venture issues, claims, contract termination, delays, mechanic’s liens, surety takeover and indemnification.

When litigation is unavoidable, Shiva adeptly navigates her client’s interests in the state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, before the Boards of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, and the Court of Federal Claims. Shiva is a frequent author on emerging issues in construction and public contracting law. In 2017, she was selected for inclusion as a Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Construction Law.

Education
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Cum Laude, University of Virginia, 2003
Admitted To Practice
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Practice Highlights
  • First-chaired trial on behalf of unpaid subcontractor in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
  • Filed and argued appeal on behalf of class of employer self-funded health insurance plans in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of surety client in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Successfully defended and obtained dismissal of surety client for lack of subject matter jurisdiction in the Loudoun County Circuit Court.
  • Successfully obtained an award of payment of pre-petition contract funds to surety in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Successfully prosecuted indemnification action on behalf of surety client against indemnitors in the Henrico County Circuit Court, including obtaining a judgment awarding the client all of its incurred attorney’s fees and costs.
  • Successfully filed and settled adversary action on behalf of creditor client resulting in a determination of non-dischargeable debt.
Areas of Concentration
  • Government Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Surety Law
  • Litigation
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Steering Committee Member Division 3 (Design)
    • Diversity Committee Member
  • Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
    • Immigrant Outreach Committee Chair
  • Liaison to ABA’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
  • American Subcontractors Association Metro Washington Chapter
    • Professional Council Member (2015)
Honors & Awards
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers – Rising Star – Construction Law
  • 2017 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers – Rising Star – Construction Law
  • 2016 Recipient, Diversity Fellowship Award from the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • 2014 Recipient, Diversity Scholarship to attend the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s Midwinter Meeting in the Bahamas
  • 2013 Recipient, Award for Significant Service to the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
Publications
  • Co-Author, “Maryland” in The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book, ABA
    Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, 2013 (and 2014 update).
  • Navigating Disputes and Claims on Construction Projects: The Twists and
    Turns of the Carnell Construction Case, Virginia Journal of Local Government Law, Vol. XXV, No. 2, Fall 2014, p.1.
  • Subcontractor’s Payment Rights on Federal Projects, ASA of Metro
    Washington White Paper, Sept. 2014.
  • The Fate of Cumulative Impact Claims on Public Works Contracts in
    Virginia, Virginia Lawyer Magazine, Dec. 2015.

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