Samek, Werther & Mills | Barbara G. Werther
The Samek Law Firm is a boutique general business practice serving clients in Washington DC and Maryland
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Barbara G. Werther


Mobile: 703.819.7890
Office: 703.547.4692
Fax. 434.608.0746
2000 Duke Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314

I litigate claims on behalf of owners, general contractors and subcontractors in federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals. I also draft and negotiate construction contracts for developers and contractors.  My goal is to assist clients in finding a path to resolve issues, eliminate disputes and to find sensible solutions to complicated legal issues.  Separately, in the same vein, I also am trained as a mediator and arbitrator, and perform those services when requested.


I also routinely represent government contractors in claims against the federal government.  This includes performance and payment bond disputes; representing government contractors in False Claims Act investigations and disputes; and representing government contractors in bid protests and claims at the various Boards of Contract Appeals and in the Court of Federal Claims.


I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received my Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University.  I am admitted to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.  I have been the President of the Women in Construction Conference from 2006 to the present.  In 2018, I was the President of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and I continue as a Fellow.  Since 2016, I have been a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.  Chambers has ranked me since 2008.  From 2016 to 2018, I was Chair of Division 13, Government Construction Contracts, of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry.


In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, golf and triathlete competitions.


Member of the Virginia and DC Bar Associations
Member of the Federal Bar Association