ERIN A. HOCKENSMITH

Associate Attorney
ehockensmith@ksrplaw.com
| 401.490.7334 ext. 108


Erin is an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department, focusing in the areas of construction litigation and surety law, government contracts, and commercial litigation.

She has experience in all aspects of construction litigation and government contract claims before federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings.

She also has experience pursuing federal and state government contract claims and protests before the Government Accountability Office, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the District of Columbia Contract Appeals Board, including successfully converting a termination for default to a termination for convenience, and defending size protests and appeals before the Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals for the award of multi-million dollar federal construction contracts.

Erin also has experience preparing requests for equitable adjustment and proposed change orders for government contract claims, including the interpretation of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Contract Disputes Act.  She has drafted, reviewed, and negotiated prime contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and teaming and joint venture agreements.

Past Experience

Prior to joining KSR&P, Erin practiced at several boutique commercial construction litigation, government contracts, and insurance defense firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Surety Law
Government Contracts
Commercial Litigation

Court Admissions

Virginia (inactive), 2007
Maryland, 2008
District of Columbia, 2009
Massachusetts, 2015
Rhode Island, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, 2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2008
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2013
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, 2017

Education

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2007, Arlington, VA
Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy, Research Editor
George Mason University, B.S., Finance, magna cum laude, 2004, Fairfax, VA

Reported Cases

Protest of: Goel Services, Inc., 2010 WL 5776589 (D.C. C.A.B. Sept. 24, 2010)

Protest of: Goel Services, Inc., 2011 WL 7402962 (D.C. C.A.B. June 16, 2011)

Appeal of: Goel Services, Inc., 2015 WL 8462364 (D.C. C.A.B. Nov. 24, 2015)

In the Matter of Goel Services, Inc. in association with Grunley Construction Co., Inc., 2011 WL 1035353 (Comp. Gen. Jan. 12, 2011)

Size Appeal of Goel Services, Inc. and Grunley/Goel Joint Venture D, LLC, 2012 WL 10129378 (S.B.A. March 22, 2012)

In the Matter of Reese Services, Inc., 2013 WL 1784799 (S.B.A. Jan. 24, 2013)

Farmer-Celey v. State Farm Insurance Co., 163 A.3d 761 (D.C. Ct. App. 2017)

McGinnes v. Town of New Shoreham, 2017 WL 1304997 (R.I. Super. Ct. April 4, 2017)

J.R. Vinagro Corp. v. 96-108 Pine Street LLC, 2018 WL 1043979 (R.I. Super. Ct. Feb. 16, 2018)

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