Lewis Baker

Managing Partner
Senior Partner Larry Baker's practice involves the preparation, defense and litigation of major construction, surety and architect/engineer claims. He also has an active government contracts practice and has litigated bid protests both in the courts and before state and federal administrative forums.

Robert-Barbour

Senior Partner
Rob Barbour assists owners, contractors and sureties with projects, solving complex construction, engineering and design-related issues without the need for formal dispute resolution whenever practical. In litigated matters, he has served as lead counsel on a variety of complicated construction disputes.

Kathleen Barnes

Senior Partner
Kathy Barnes's practice focuses on domestic and international construction contracting and federal government contracts. Kathy counsels and advises a variety of clients in all phases of industrial, power, civil, transportation and commercial construction in the United States and overseas.

Christopher Brasco

Senior Partner
Chris Brasco's experience includes all facets of the construction process from contract formation through administration and the disputes process. His legal credentials are complemented by hands-on experience that includes the job site administration of a USCOE housing project in Germany.


Shelly Ewald

Senior Partner
Shelly Ewald's practice focuses on international and domestic construction contracting and federal government contracts. She has represented contractors and owners on a range of industrial and commercial projects including power plants, petrochemical refineries and mass transit systems.

Robert Fitzgerald

Senior Partner
For over three decades, Bob Fitzgerald has been engaged in a construction contract legal practice focusing on the preparation and negotiation of prime and subcontract documents with the resolution of claims for additional time and money under both public and private construction contracts.

Timothy Heffernan

Senior Partner
Tim Heffernan's practice concentrates on government contracts, compliance, construction, suretyship and litigation both national and international levels. He has assisted government contractors in profitably performing, and successfully completing supply, services and construction contracts.

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Senior Partner
Vivian Katsantonis represents owners, contractors, suppliers and sureties in a broad range of commercial, construction and government contract matters. Her practice emphasizes the efficient, resourceful handling of complex and diverse national and international contracting issues.


Richard Mann

Senior Partner
Rick Mann's practice focuses on both commercial and government contract matters and he has successfully litigated in numerous domestic and international forums. He represents contractors, suppliers, sureties and owners in a wide variety of complex construction and commercial matters.

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Senior Partner
Kevin McKeon has served as lead counsel through dozens of trials and arbitrations, and has represented members of the ENR-Top 400 and some of the world's largest sureties in matters that have involved default terminations, performance bond claims, engineering and design defects, and many more.


Senior Partner
Dave McPherson has over 19 years of experience focused on construction disputes and litigation. He has experience in representing clients on every type of construction project and provides legal representation to some of the world's largest contractors and engineering firms.


Senior Partner
Rob Niesley focuses his practice in the areas of construction and suretyship, concentrating heavily on his litigation practice. He has successfully tried a wide variety of different cases in state court, federal court, bankruptcy court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and various arbitration forums.


Edward Parrott

Senior Partner
Ned Parrott's practice focuses on the preparation and submission of contractor and subcontractor claims under federal procurement, state public works contracts, and AIA contracts. Ned represents contractors building US embassies and EPC contractors and owners in the power plant field.

Carter Reid

Senior Partner
For more than 25 years, Carter Reid's practice has encompassed the full breadth of private and public construction law. He represents clients in the drafting and negotiation of contracts; the administration of project obligations; and the preparation, prosecution and defense of claims.


Senior Partner
John Sebastian joined Watt Tieder in 2013 as the managing partner of the firm's new Chicago office. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of surety bond, construction and commercial litigation, in which he has successfully represented and assisted a wide variety of clients.

John Tieder

Senior Partner
Jack Tieder concentrates his practice in major construction matters with a particular emphasis on complex international projects. He is involved in advising clients on a broad range of issues related to the construction of major infrastructure and energy projects throughout the world.