Cozen O’Connor: Seeger, Stephen M.

Stephen M. Seeger

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 747-0793

(202) 861-1905

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Expands its Construction Law Practice in Washington D.C., Adding Stephen M. Seeger and Jesse S. Keene

Seeger and Keene have played leading roles in developing some of the largest building projects in Washington, D.C., one of the hottest and fastest-growing commercial and multifamily construction markets in the United States.

Steve knows construction — he’s spent over 30 years handling construction disputes. He understands that every client and every case is unique — that there is no silver bullet that resolves all problems. He listens first, then strives to achieve what the client wants, not what maximizes billable hours.

Steve’s cases include EPC power plants, liquified natural gas facilities, locks and dams, subway lines and station construction, hospitals and health care facilities, as well as office buildings, apartments, condominiums, and super luxury residences. He represents owners and contractors including subcontractors for electric, concrete, mechanical/HVAC, earthwork, dewatering, support of excavation, masonry, and building envelope scopes of work.

One industry leader said, “Steve Seeger is one of the most talented construction litigators in the United States,” Chambers & Partners quoted other highly regarded lawyers saying Steve is: “a superior trial lawyer,” “a hard working straight shooter,” “very knowledgeable and great to deal with,” and “accessible and an excellent listener.” 

Steve serves his construction clients best when involved from project conception through final completion. He assists clients in: contract drafting and negotiation; on-site performance and contemporaneous documentation; insurance matters; and change order or claim development and analysis. If projects cannot be closed without disputes, Steve protects and guides his clients through mediation, arbitration — in the United States or across the globe — or court.

Steve understands government contracts — he concentrated his George Washington University law school curriculum in that focus. Since then, Steve has represented contractors with virtually every agency from bid submission to final payment in matters from Annapolis to Afghanistan.  And, again, when necessary, he captains their claims through agency dispute procedures, boards of contract appeals, or the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

For more than 10 years, Steve has been rated by his peers as AV Preeminent, the highest ranking for ethics and legal ability. He is ranked in Band 1 for Construction by Chambers USA. His profile can be found in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who Legal as a Global Leader. He was included in the Washington, D.C. “Legal Elite” by Smart CEO Magazine. In 2019, Steve was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

 

News

Cozen O’Connor Expands its Construction Law Practice in Washington D.C., Adding Stephen M. Seeger and Jesse S. Keene

September 23, 2019

Seeger and Keene have played leading roles in developing some of the largest building projects in Washington, D.C., one of the hottest and fastest-growing commercial and multifamily construction markets in the United States.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • Lehigh University, B.A.
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court