Matthew D. Baker

Matt Baker is an associate in Watt Tieder’s McLean, Virginia office concentrating his practice in the areas of construction, government contracts, and commercial litigation.  Matt is an experienced litigator who has successfully resolved matters for his clients through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and trial.

Matt represents the full spectrum of stakeholders in the construction industry including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and sureties.  Matt has assisted clients with a variety of matters including breach of contract claims, payment bond claims, mechanic’s liens, professional liability claims, and real property and commercial disputes.

Building on his experience helping clients navigate litigation, Matt also advises clients on the drafting / negotiation of contracts, risk management, handling claims, and investigating accidents / occurrences.

  1. General Information


    • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2012
      • Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment
      • Moot Court Executive Board
    • Bob Jones University, B.S. Accounting summa cum laude, 2008/B.A. History magna cum laude, 2009


    • Law Clerk for the Honorable Victor V. Ludwig and Humes J. Franklin, Jr., Virginia 25th Judicial Circuit

    Bar Admissions

    • District of Columbia
    • Virginia
    • Maryland

    Court Admissions

    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia


    • Super Lawyers Rising Star Virginia (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star Washington, D.C. (2016, 2017, 2018)
  2. Memberships & Affiliations
    • Virginia State Bar
      • Construction Law and Public Contracts Section
  3. Publications and Presentations
    • Matthew Baker, “Leveraging Indemnification Provisions in the Context of Construction Defect Litigation” (2015).