Practice Areas


  • Boston College, B.A.
  • University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.


  • State of California
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Construction Law Forum; Real Property, Trust & Estates Section – Fellowship Member)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  • Professional Women In Construction, DC Chapter
  • National Association of Women In Construction, Greater Washington DC Chapter
  • Washington Building Congress
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star

Publications & Presentations

  • "D.C. Circuit Affirms that Prevailing Wage Law Does Not Apply to a Privately Developed Project on Public Land", Peckar & Abramson Client Alert, April 2016
  • "Subcontractor Reporting Requirements Under Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces", AGC Law In Brief, Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2016
  • "Warning – A Mutual Waiver of Consequential Damages Could Be One-Sided", AGC Law In Brief, Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2016

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Susan Elliott


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Washington D.C.
2055 L Street, N.W.
Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel 202.293.8815
Fax 202.293.7994

Susan Elliott is an associate in Peckar & Abramson's Washington, D.C. office, where she regularly represents clients in construction litigation, surety, real estate, and construction and government contract matters.

Ms. Elliott brings extensive transactional real estate experience to the firm, having worked in the legal department of a high-profile architecture firm based in Los Angeles. There, Ms. Elliott was responsible for drafting owner-architect and architect-consultant agreements, license and vendor contracts, and intellectual property agreements for a wide range of architectural projects both within the United States and abroad.

For several years, Ms. Elliott also worked within the legal department of an international hotel company headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, where she performed due diligence regarding hotel franchise license and management agreements, and managed lawsuits and claims for the department's litigation practice group.

Her prior experience also includes working in the legal department of one of Southern California's largest commercial office property owners, where she drafted hundreds of commercial office leases, amendments, subleases, consents, assignments, and license agreements for over one hundred office properties throughout the region.

Ms. Elliott earned her B.A. from Boston College and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.