Carolyn Cody-Jones

Carolyn Cody-Jones focuses her practice in the areas of construction, litigation, government contracts, and suretyship  Carolyn has experience in representing sureties, contractors, and developers in all aspects of public and private development projects.  Carolyn has experience in representing sureties, contractors and developers in various aspects of construction litigation.  She joined Watt Tieder as a first-year associate after having clerked for the firm twice as a summer associate.

Prior to law school, Carolyn worked in criminal law. During law school, Carolyn competed as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution team, and completed two judicial externships with the Honorable John A. Gibney, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond, and with the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Carolyn is also a contributor to Watt Tieder’s Fifty State Survey Of Key Issues Related To Construction & Engineering Contracts, in which she authored the topic Application of Economic Loss Doctrine.

  1. General Information

    Education

    • William and Mary School of Law, J.D., 2014, cum laude
    • Articles Editor, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution team
    • College of  the Holy Cross, B.A., Religious Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies, 2008, cum laude

    Bar Admissions

    • Virginia
    • District of Columbia

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  2. Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
    • Virginia Bar Association
  3. Publications and Presentations

     

    • Author: “Virginia Joins the Herd: The General Assembly Enacts a Bar on Pre-Work Waivers of Lien, Bond, and Additional Cost Claims” Watt Tieder Building Solutions Newsletter, Summer 2015.
    • Author:  Note, “Professional Licenses and Substantive Due Process:  Can States Compel Physicians to Provide Their Services?”  William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 22, Issue 3.