Dennis C. Ehlers

Dennis C. Ehlers: Attorney with Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC
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Dennis Ehlers represents government contractors large and small in disputes, bid protests, and claims before local (e.g., various Maryland counties), state (including the District of Columbia), and Federal boards of contract appeals, the Government Accountability Office ("GAO"), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ("COFC"), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has extensive experience in commercial construction law. He assists his government contract and commercial construction contractor clients in all phases of their dealings with owners (whether government or private owners) as well as subcontractors and suppliers. His work in the government contracts area is not limited to construction contracting but includes the entire spectrum of government procurement, including IT, base services contracts, other services contracts, manufacturing, architect-engineer contracts, and supply contracts including GSA Schedule contracts. Mr. Ehlers has many small, disadvantaged/minority, 8a, Alaskan native, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned small business clients and assists them in navigating the special rules and requirements to obtain and maintain their certification and status and otherwise helps them to grow their businesses. Mr. Ehlers has also been involved in litigating mold cases and, along with Larry Schor, published an article in the magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute, The Construction Specifier, regarding liability for mold and how such risks can be handled in drafting contract specifications. Further, Mr. Ehlers co-authored the chapter on the Federal Corrupt Practices Act and Multinational Anti-Bribery Initiatives in the Construction Law Handbook and, in his prior capacity as an Air Force Reserve contracts attorney, co-authored a law journal article on the topic of Competition in Contracting Act stay overrides and what the COFC requires before finding the same reasonable and supportable. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ehlers served on active duty for eight years practicing law with the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps ("JAG"). He served stateside and overseas as a base-level contracts attorney as well as practicing in several other areas, including government ethics, tort claims, medical malpractice, healthcare, federal employment, administrative, and criminal law. In March of 2008, he retired from the Air Force Reserve after 21 years of total service in the Army and Air Force. His last assignment was as a Trial Attorney assigned to the JAG's Commercial Litigation Division (Government Contracts), Arlington, Virginia, which defends the Air Force against bid protests and contract claims in the COFC and before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. He is enrolled in The George Washington University Law School's Government Procurement Master of Laws (LL.M.) program and has completed all course work towards his LL.M. degree. Mr. Ehlers received his J.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Georgia ("UGA") School of Law, a Master of Business Administration degree from UGA's graduate business school, the Terry College of Business, and a B.A. degree (cum laude) in Biology from Southern College. Mr. Ehlers is licensed in the District of Columbia, Tennessee, and Georgia and is a member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and Federal Bar Association.

Areas of Practice (76)

  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Federal Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Civil Appeals
  • Business Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Torts
  • Business Valuation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Minority Business Law
  • Private Business Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Commercial Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Architectural Law
  • Construction and Design Law
  • Construction and Surety Law
  • Construction Arbitration
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Finance
  • Construction Insurance
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Contractor Performance Bonds
  • Contractors Liability
  • International Construction Contracts
  • International Construction Law
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Construction Law
  • Public Works
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Fraud
  • Contract Litigation
  • International Contracts
  • Surety Bonds
  • Surety Law
  • False Claims Act
  • Federal Government Law
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Government Contracts
  • Bid Protests
  • Defense Contract Fraud
  • Defense Contracts
  • Federal Contracts
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Government Construction Contracts
  • Government Contract Arbitration
  • Government Contract Fraud
  • Government Procurement
  • International Government Contracts
  • Local Government Contracts
  • Public Bidding
  • Public Contract Law
  • Public Works Contracts
  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Technology Joint Ventures

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
888-689-6026  Phone
202-686-3567  Fax
University Attended:
Southern College, B.A., Biology, cum laude; University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, M.B.A., Business Administration
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude; The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., Government Procurement
Year of First Admission:
1991, Georgia; 1991, Tennessee; 2002, District of Columbia
American Bar Association (member, section of Public Contract Law Section); Federal Bar Association; Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association.
Enlisted, U.S. Army Reserves 1984-1990; Officer JAG, U.S. Air Force Reserve active duty 1992-2000, and active reservist 2000-2008, retiring in March 2008
Reported Cases:
B.L. Harbert-Brasfield & Gorrie, JV, B-402229 (Comp. Gen. February 16, 2010).

Peer Reviews

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