Shannon Briglia


Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Suite 750
1950 Old Gallows Road
Tysons, VA 22182

Tel: 703.506.1990


Shannon Briglia is a partner in the Tysons, Virginia office of Smith Currie. Prior to joining Smith Currie, Shannon co-founded the construction litigation firm BrigliaMcLaughlin PLLC and was a shareholder and Managing Director of the national construction and government contracts law firm, Wickwire Gavin, P.C.

Shannon has been ranked by the well-regarded Chambers USA since 2006 for her outstanding success in representing construction and surety clients, she is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell as well as being ranked by her peers as a construction “Superlawyer” in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Her legal work has been praised by opposing counsel and clients describe her as being “always extraordinarily prepared and articulate.” Shannon has garnered a steadfast and loyal client base because she “is a great advocate.” She focuses her practice on advising construction industry participants in risk management and disputes, provides neutral services and serves on project dispute resolution boards.

Shannon has litigated construction contract disputes and surety cases in federal, state and bankruptcy courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Florida, Connecticut and Texas, and has presented arbitrations and mediations before panels and solo neutrals in many other states. In addition to her extensive litigation practice, Shannon also assists construction clients with general corporate matters.

Among other professional engagements, Shannon is an active member of the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law, Tort & Insurance Practice Section’s Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, and the American College of Construction Lawyers. She is a past chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Board of Directors of the Construction and Public Contracts Section. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters and speaks regularly to industry groups on construction and surety topics.

Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP is one of the oldest and most well-respected law firms in the country serving the construction industry. Over the last half century, the Smith Currie brand has become synonymous with common sense construction law. We were one of the first law firms in the country to recognize the need for legal services focused on the construction industry and the construction process, and provide these services to clients throughout the United States and internationally.

Since our founding in 1965, Smith Currie has emphasized goals of excellence, cost-effective representation, and appreciation for the legal service needs of the construction industry. To help achieve those goals, we provide the industry and our clients with practical, timely insights that affect our client’s business operations on a daily basis. While the industry’s “hot” topics and trends have changed and evolved over the years, the value of practical and timely information has not.

Smith Currie provides comprehensive legal services to all parts of the construction industry. Smith Currie lawyers have decades of demonstrated success representing clients in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. We consult on project development and also advise during construction. The firm has broad experience assisting clients at every stage and with every facet of a project, including: contract preparation and negotiation, labor and employment issues, safety and health matters, insurance and bonding, claims avoidance, claims preparation, prosecution, and defense.

Smith Currie also has decades of experience navigating complex regulations governing federal contracting. The firm’s lawyers regularly handle complex matters, including bid protests, ethics compliance, cost and pricing data, fraud and false claims, Buy American Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Miller Act bonds, subcontracting and small business issues.

Shannon Briglia is a noted leader in the field of construction law who is particularly skilled at advising on risk management and disputes. Sources describe her as “an outstanding lawyer” who is “fair-minded and very practical” as well as being “a real advocate for her clients.
Chambers & Partners