Nick R. Hoogstraten

Nick R. Hoogstraten serves as Senior Counsel for the Construction and Government Contracts Groups in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on all aspects of construction and government contracts litigation and counseling.

Nick R. Hoogstraten

Senior Counsel





“In today’s highly competitive government contract environment, it is essential for contractors to take advantage of experienced advisors to help them pursue and obtain contracts and achieve profitable performance.”


He has represented contractors before state and federal courts and boards of contract appeals, as well as in administrative and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Matters he frequently handles include bid protests, contract claims and requests for equitable adjustments, breaches of contract, delays and disruptions, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, performance defects, bid protests, terminations for default, and small and disadvantaged business issues. He also has extensive experience with Federal and State construction stormwater permitting requirements across the nation.

Mr. Hoogstraten is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, the United States District Courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Hoogstraten is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and Section of Public Contract Law.

Mr. Hoogstraten is a contributing author to the State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims as well as the State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing.





State of Maryland

District of Columbia

United States District Court for the District of Maryland

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

United States Court of Federal Claims


University of Kansas, B.A., with distinction

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Awards and Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated

Phi Beta Kappa