Bachelor of Science cum laude, School Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1950. Juris Doctor, Saint John"s University, New York City, 1959.
Worked at Wickwire Gavin, Professional Corporation (Vienna, Virginia) specializing in General Civil, Administrative and Legislative Practice before all Federal and Local Courts, Departments, Agencies and the Congress. Construction, Public Contract, Fidelity and Surety, Federal Grant, Environmental, Bankruptcy, Corporate and Commercial Law. Admitted to the bar, 1959, New New York
1988, District of Columbia (Not admitted Virginia). Author: "Moving Toward a Construction Les Mercatoria - A Lex Constructionis," 14 J. International Arb. 55, 1997; "An American Perspective on Aspects of the New F.I.D.I.C. Conditions," 5 International Constr.
232, 1988. Member: FIDIC Mediators/Arbitrators Review Committee, 1992. Delegate to FIDIC Contract Liaison Committee, 1985-1987. Recipient, Louis Prangey Award, International Federation of Consulting Engineers, Cape Town, 1996.
Member, National Panel of Arbitrators (Construction Industry), American Arbitration Association.
Member: American Bar Association (Council Member, 1976-1979, Public Contract Law Section). American Society of Civil Engineers.
International Bar Association. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
Founded in 1974, Wickwire Gavin, Professional Corporation quickly became recognized as a prominent force in the areas of construction claims and government contract litigation.
The firm has grown into a diverse organization with attorneys who advise and assist clients in a variety of practice areas, in both the domestic and international arenas. The nearly 40 Wickwire Gavin attorneys, with offices in Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington, District of Columbia and California, are committed to establishing long-standing client relationships. Our goals continue to include small-firm attention to client needs with the provision of large-firm depth of legal experience and the competitive rates of a mid-size firm.
Member advisory board Institute for Transnat. Arbitration; committeeman Republican Party, Nassau County, New York, 1965—1971, member executive committee, committeeman Fairfax County, Virginia, 1989. Fellow American Bar Foundation.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Arbitration Association (construction ADR task force since 1994), Chartered Institute Arbitrators, Federation International Engineers-Conseils (Associate General Contractors delegate construction contract committee, Louis Prangey award for service to profession consultant engineering 1996), Society Construction Arbitrators London, Delaware History Society, London Court International Arbitration, Fellowship Catholic Scholars.
Married Patricia Leo Devereux, July 2, 1960. Children: Charles, Stephen, Christopher, Patricia, Peter, Elizabeth.