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Shannon J. Briglia

  • Partner
  • Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
  • 1950 Old Gallows Road
    Suite 750
  • Tysons, Virginia 22182-4014
  • Email:
  • Phone: (703) 992-9976
  • Cell: (703) 283-5244
  • Company Phone: (703) 506-1990
  • Fax: (703) 506-1140


  • Undergraduate: 1984 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • Law School: George Mason University School of Law

Career History

  • Pro Se Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division (1987-88)
  • Wickwire Gavin, P.C. (1988-2006)
  • Moore & Lee, PLLC (2006-08)
  • BrigliaMcLaughlin, PLLC (2008 – present)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association:  Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee; Public Contract Law Section; Forum on Construction Industry

Defense Research Institute, Fidelity & Surety Steering Committee, Past Chair

International Association of Defense Counsel

Washington Building Congress, Programs Committee

District of Columbia Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Fairfax County Bar Association

Virginia State Bar, Construction and Public Contracts Law Section, Chair

Virginia Bar Association, Past Secretary of Construction and Public Contracts Law Council

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, ABA Section of Public Contract Law, ABA Section of Tort Insurance Practice, American Institute of Architects

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “What Were They Thinking About?  Understanding the Construction Project from the Public Owner’s Perspective.” ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Construction Division Mid-Winter Program, Program Co-Chair, January 2014
  • “The Troubled Project – A View From Multiple Perspectives,” Virginia State Bar Construction and Public Contracts Section Annual Program, Program Chair, November 2011
  • “The Top 15 Virginia Construction Law Cases,” Virginia Continuing Legal Education, May 2011, co-presenter
  • “The Critical Construction Issues Facing the Performing Surety: Identifying, Defining and Establishing the Scope of Work,” American Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting, January 2011, moderator and editor

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

Virginia Supreme Court

Maryland Court of Appeals

District of Columbia Court of Appeals

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, District of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Western District of Michigan

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia and the Federal Circuit

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