John Bergin, a trial attorney with a specialty in construction and government-contracts litigation, focuses his practice on representing owners, contractors, and design professionals in large, complex, multi-party construction and government-contract disputes. He has represented clients involved in construction, real estate, business torts, and other complex disputes in more than 55 jury and bench trials in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Bergin has defended clients’ interests in connection with business torts alleging conspiracy, defamation, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and intentional interference within contractual and business relationships. He also has successfully arbitrated and mediated many claims involving construction projects and commercial contracts and argued before appellate courts in several jurisdictions.
Mr. Bergin has counseled clients in connection with private and public construction projects including Major League Baseball and National Football League stadiums, large modular industrial projects, petrochemical megaprojects, power plants, schools, hospitals, hotels, office buildings, mixed-use developments, and other types of projects in the United States and internationally. He also advises clients on a broad range of complex commercial matters including commercial real estate, purchase agreements, employment issues, and environmental remediation and reporting.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bergin was a partner and a senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of two national law firms in their Construction and Government Contracts Practice Groups.
Mr. Bergin has conducted seminars on various topics such as cost-effective litigation and e-discovery for clients and associations, including the Associated Builders and Contractors of Metropolitan Washington.
Mr. Bergin was recognized in 2021 and the eight years immediately preceding as a Washington D.C. “Super Lawyer” in the area of Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He was listed in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction. Mr. Bergin was recommended for Construction Law by Legal 500 US in 2014.
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American University Washington College of Law J.D. (1993)
Catholic University of America B.A. (1990) History
District of Columbia (1996)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Maryland - Honorable William H. McCullough, Chief Judge (Aug 1993-Aug 1994)
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Member
Associated Builders & Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, Member
District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
Maryland State Bar Association, Member
Associated Builders & Contractors of Metropolitan Washington, Montgomery County Legislative Committee, Member; District of Columbia Legislative Committee, Member
Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County, Member
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