Robert F. Flinn

Robert F. Flinn: Attorney with Rees Broome, PC
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  • 1900 Gallows Road, Suite 700, Tysons, VA 22182
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A construction lawyer with forty years’ experience, Bob Flinn joined Rees Broome from his prior firm, Flinn & Beagan. As counsel in RB’s Tyson’s Corner office, he continues his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, primarily involving construction contracts, zoning and real estate development.

From 1975 to 1979, Bob served as an Assistant County Attorney for Fairfax County, concentrating on zoning and site plan litigation. Since 1979, he’s been in private practice focused on construction and zoning law. He has exceptional experience representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in drafting and negotiating contracts and resolving disputes, through both litigation and arbitration. He also has extensive experience representing parties litigating against local governments due to zoning and site plan disputes.

Representative cases from his numerous appearances in the state and federal courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia include the following:

•Recovery of damages and attorney’s fees on behalf of a subcontractor involved in the construction of a large water main after a six-day jury trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court

•Recovery of fees owed to a subcontractor in a mechanic’s lien action heard in Loudoun County Circuit Court following construction of a resort and hotel

•Representation of a general contractor in another mechanic’s lien actions brought by the general contractor and its subcontractors to recover monies owed in connection with the construction of a hotel

•Recovery of damages and attorneys’ fees for a materials supplier in an action on a payment bond of an insolvent general contractor, heard in the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia

•Successfully overturned a decision by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to deny an application to rezone property in the Newington area of the county so as to permit industrial uses

Professional Credentials

•National Law Journal. 2017 Top Rated Lawyer, DC Metro Area (2017)

•National Law Journal’s Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law (2016)
• B.A. University of Tennessee
• J.D. Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
• Former Assistant District Attorney, Fairfax County (VA), 1975 - 1979
• Barred in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the U.S. SupremeCourt
• Member, Construction Law Section, Virginia State Bar
• Member, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., Northern Virginia Chapter


•The AIA Document A201 General Conditions , Construction Briefings Collection (No. 88-9)
• Construction Manager Liability to Contractors, Construction Briefings Collection (No. 84-5)
• Indemnification, Construction Briefings Collection (No. 86-7)
• Mechanic’s Liens and Payment Bonds in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
• The Top Ten Pros and Cons of Arbitration
• Zoning, Subdivision and Site Plan Laws in Virginia
• The Virginia Public Procurement Act
• The Perils of Unsigned Subcontracts
• The Miller Act

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Construction Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703 790 1911  Phone
703 848 2530  Fax
University Attended:
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1970
Law School Attended:
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, Virginia; 1983, Maryland; 1981, District of Columbia; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Memphis, Tennessee, November 10, 1947
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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