LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report   2017 - 2016 - 2014
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John T. Flynn

Partner Of Counsel

John Flynn's practice focuses primarily on construction contract and government contract disputes. He has represented owners, architects, engineers, prime contractors and subcontractors in various state and federal courts and before the various Boards of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Government Accountability Office and Small Business Administration. John has represented clients throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Italy and Honduras. He served his country and is a retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Education

Texas Tech University,  B.A., 1968

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1970

George Washington University, LLM., Government Contract Law, 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Representative Experience

Successfully defended design professionals in $75 million dispute over the adequacy of design of bridge in Charleston, South Carolina.

Obtained favorable settlement for designers of power plant in Puerto Rico in $50 million dispute with major U.S. energy corporation over changes to design.

Successfully resolved termination for default case on behalf of Italian contractor involving construction of a federal detention center in Miami and obtained $22 million settlement from U.S. Department of Justice.

Successfully represented Georgia Air National Guard in dispute arising out of $130 million construction of new facility at Robins Air Force Base (Warner Robins, Georgia) to house B-1 Bomber Wing.

Represented numerous contractors in Hawaii, Alabama, Arizona and California in disputes over multi-million dollar hospital renovation projects.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers® 2008-2018, Litigation - Construction 

Best Lawyers® 2017-2018, Construction Law 

Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Top Business Lawyer, (2008-2013)

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation (2004-2007)

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section

Trial Law Institute, Member

Diversity Law Institute, Member 

News & Publications

“Patent Infringements: The Composition of Reasonable and Entire Compensation Under 28 U.S.C. 1498,” The Air Force Law Review (1978).

“The Rule Contra Proferentum in the Government Contract Interpretation Process,” Public Contract Law Journal (1980).

Events & Speaking Engagements