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Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.

  • Senior Counsel
  • Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
  • 2700 Marquis One Tower
    245 Peachtree Center Ave., N.E.
  • Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1227


  • Graduate: A.B. Harvard College (1965)
  • Law School: University of Virginia School of Law

Career History

U.S. Army JAGC 1968-1973 (instructor in federal procurement law)

Smith Currie & Hancock 1973 until retirement in 2014

Professional Activities

Created the Construction State Law Matrix for AGC/ConsensusDocs

In 2010, he received the “President’s Coin Award” from the Associated General Contractors of America for extraordinary service to the Association and the construction industry

Served as Chair of the Federal Acquisition Regulation Committee for the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (“AGC”) from 1999-2003 and remains active in the leadership of AGC’s Federal & Heavy Construction Division.  In addition, he is also an active  member of the AGC’s Corps of Engineers Committee, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, and the AGC Contract Documents Forum

Professional Affiliations

ABA Section of Public Contract Law,Associated General Contractors

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Federal Government Construction Contracts – A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional, Second Edition, senior editor, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Federal Government Contractor Ethics and Compliance Programs – Toolkit and Guidance, The Associated General Contractors of America, 2009.

Federal Government Socio-Economic Policies, The Associated General Contractors of America, 2011.

Common Sense Construction Law – Fifth Edition, senior editor, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

Common Sense Contracting, principal editor of newsletter, 1987-2013.

Writer and lecturer on construction law and federal government contract law for Federal Publications, Inc.

“Preparing and Resolving Construction Claims/Edition II, “Construction Briefings, Second Series, No. 2000-2, co-author, West Group, February, 2000.

“Developments in Federal Construction Contracts,” co-author, John Wiley & Sons Construction Law Update, 1992-1999.

“Inspection Under Fixed-Price Construction Contracts/Edition II,” Briefing Papers, No. 96-7, co-author, Federal Publications, Inc., June, 1998.

“Time Extension Provisions in Construction Contracts, “Construction Briefings, Second Series, No. 98-3, co-author, Federal Publications, Inc., February, 1998.

Construction Litigation, Practice Guide with Forms, co-author, Aspen Law & Business, 1994.

“Preparing and Settling Construction Claims,” Construction Briefings, No. 83-12, co-author, Federal Publications, Inc., December, 1983.

“Inspection Under Fixed Price Construction Contracts,” Briefing Papers, No. 76-6, co-author, Federal Publications, Inc., December, 1976.

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

State Supreme Courts of Georgia and Virginia

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