John Cook

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

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Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC


John Marshall Cook has practiced construction law since 1993 with the firm of Smith, Pachter, McWhorter in Tysons corner, Virginia.  Mr. Cook represents primarily contractors and engineering firms in disputes involving large, complex industrial and civil works projects.  He has also served as Project Counsel for the construction of several large industrial facilities.  His list of representative projects includes various types of power plants, light rail transit systems, a TNT plant, nuclear waste disposal facilities, chemical demilitarization plants, ammunition factories, and food processing plants.  He handles both domestic and international disputes in various tribunals, including courts, boards and arbitration (through AAA, ICC, and ICDR, among others).  Mr. Cook writes and lectures on a variety of construction law issues.  He is active in the ABA Forum on Construction Law, currently serving on its Governing Committee.  His industry accolades include being named as a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers.


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