James Ogorzalek

Jim Ogorzalek focuses his practice in the areas of construction, litigation, government contracts, and suretyship. Jim has experience in representing contractors and developers in all aspects of construction litigation. He joined Watt Tieder as a second-year associate after having clerked for the Honorable Judge Sally D. Adkins of the Court of Appeals of Maryland—the state’s supreme court—and worked as a staff attorney for the judges of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland—the state’s intermediate appellate court.

During law school, Jim competed as a member of and served as Chief Justice of the William & Mary National Moot Court Team, winning recognition at multiple national tournaments. For these efforts, he was selected a National Member of the Order of Barristers. Jim also completed judicial internships with the Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and with the Honorable Leroy F. Millette, Jr. of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He was also a member of the William & Mary Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic and argued a successful appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  1. General Information


    • William & Mary Law School, J.D., 2014
    • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2011

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland
  2. Memberships & Affiliations
    • American Bar Association
      • Forum on Construction Law
      • Section of Litigation
      • Young Lawyers Division
    • Maryland State Bar Association
      • Construction Law Section
      • Litigation Section