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Jessica V.Haire


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Examples of Jessica’s experience include:

  • Successfully defeated the city’s motion to dismiss, differentiating between cumulative impact claims and individual claims for damages and delay for purposes of administrative remedies, and discussing the Spearin Doctrine for contractors as protection against defective plans and specifications.
  • Successful demurrer to allegation of conspiracy and successful motion to set aside consequential damages with respect to tortious interference claim.
  • Successful petition to compel arbitration and subsequent representation in the breach of contract arbitration on a public private partnership in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Successfully defended Governor Hogan’s power of delegate vacancy appointment at the Court of Appeals (highest court in Maryland), discussing the procedure and four-part standard for temporary restraining orders in Maryland.
  • Successfully defeated demurrer to fraud allegation on a breach of contract claim for damages and delay on two sister schools in Loudon County, Virginia.
  • Successful litigation on behalf of the general contractor and surety against three subcontractors, including a termination for default dispute and multiple bond claims on a federal project in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Successfully defeated a temporary restraining order in Maryland seeking to remove a local candidate’s name from the November 2020 ballot.
  • Successful negotiation of construction contracts for development of nursing home facilities.
  • Successful representation of a municipality in Maryland defending against a contractor claim on a water treatment plant.
  • Successful litigation on behalf of general contractor for a federal contract claim for changes and differing site conditions on a military base in Qatar.
  • Successful litigation against Maryland State Highway Administration in contract claim for changes for a highway overpass rehabilitation project.
  • “Protecting Your Business from Common Government Contracting Pitfalls,” Thompson Hine Tackle Tomorrow Today Webinar, October 2023
  • “Get Paid: Collecting Payment on Government Construction Projects,” Dayton Human Relations Council, Subcontractor Meeting, June 2021
  • “Government Contracts Under the Biden Administration,” Thompson Hine Webinar, March 2021
  • Selected to Law360’s Government Contracts Editorial Advisory Board, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 and 2024 for Construction Law
  • Listed in The Legal 500, 2022
  • Selected to the Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list, 2016-2019, 2021-2023

Professional Associations

Community Activities

  • Anne Arundel CASA for Children Volunteer 2017-present


  • American University, M.A., 2014
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • George Washington University, 2005,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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