Jonathan R. Mayo

Jonathan R. Mayo: Attorney with Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
  • Associate at Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP (64 Attorneys)
  • 2700 Marquis One Tower, 245 Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303
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JONATHAN R. MAYO is an associate in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Jonathan’s practice includes advising and representing construction owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on both public and private projects. He has represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, cases in state and federal courts, appeals before federal boards of contract appeals, and bid protests to the Government Accountability Office. He also has experience in drafting and negotiating contracts, bid protests, claims, and requests for equitable adjustment, as well as researching and advising clients on the unique risks and requirements of government contracting, including False Claims Act violations, Miller Act requirements, and Davis-Bacon Act requirements.

Jonathan has aided clients in resolving claims and disputes on contract changes, construction defects, design errors and omissions, differing site conditions, payment disputes, schedule delay and acceleration, and contract terminations.

Prior to joining Smith Currie, Jonathan worked as a law clerk with the Office of General Counsel, Department of the Navy, involving litigation and experience analyzing government contract disputes regarding construction and service contracts. In that capacity, he gained experience preparing filings with the ASBCA and EEOC. He also clerked with the General Services Administration, Suspension and Debarment Division, providing another area of knowledge regarding the procurement side of government contracting. His experience with government agencies has provided him with a unique and valuable perspective when dealing with issues facing our construction and government contract clients.

Jonathan received his undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School. While in law school, he was a member of The Public Contract Law Journal and also the recipient of the Michael J. Avenatti Award for excellence in oral advocacy in both Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy.

Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked with Teach For America as a 5th grade science and social studies teacher in a south Atlanta elementary school.


•Rotary Hangar at Fort Campbell, KY
•Runway at Fort Campbell, KY
•False Claims Defense in Puerto Rico
•False Claims Defense in California and North Carolina
•Special Operations Facilities, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Articles & Publications

Remission of Liquidated Damages on a Federal Government Contract, Common Sense Contract Law (January 3, 2014)
Procedural Differences for Claims on Standard Form Performance and Payment Bonds, Common Sense Contract Law (September 2, 2014)
Play It Safe: Public Bidding Laws and P3s, Common Sense Contract Law (September 10, 2015)
Project Labor Agreements in Public and Private Contracting, Common Sense Contract Law (November 15, 2016)
Constructive Changes - A Primer, Common Sense Contract Law (September 10, 2018)


•Federal Contracting 101 - December 12, 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404.582.8129  Phone
404.688.0671  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Georgia, B.S., Psychology, magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., Member, The Public Contract Law Journal
Year of First Admission:
2013, Georgia

Professional Affiliations

•State Bar of Georgia, Member
•Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Member
•American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law and Litigation Section, Member


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