Daniel Swaja devotes 100 percent of his practice to construction litigation, government contracting and construction and engineering claims avoidance. Mr. Swaja advises public and private owners as well as local, national and international contractors and engineers regarding contract negotiation, contract management, project execution, claim submittal, bid protests and dispute resolution. Mr. Swaja has extensive experience in all standard forms of contract (AIA, DBIA, AGC, etc.) as well as customized contracts. Mr. Swaja also has vast knowledge of all areas of government contracting from governing regulations, such as the FAR and DFAR, to bid protests before the GAO.
He is an experienced disputes lawyer who has represented a range of construction and engineering industry clients within the United States. His extensive experience includes various forms of alternative dispute resolution and claim litigation in federal and state courts. Mr. Swaja has taken the lead in all aspects of discovery, as well as examination of witnesses in arbitration and trial. Among other experience, Mr. Swaja assisted in the representation of a shipbuilder on a multi-million dollar ship conversion project in a two-phase arbitration, successfully securing an award for disruption, changes and acceleration that was confirmed in federal court. He also represented an international contractor on a multi-million dollar state court action for breach of contract, helping obtain a full judgment of the amounts claimed.
Mr. Swaja contributes to numerous construction law journals, including the annual Construction Law Update (Aspen) and Construction Disputes: Practice Guide with Forms (Aspen).
Mr. Swaja is a member of the General Practice Section of the Georgia Bar, as well as the Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section. Mr. Swaja supports the firm’s commitment to pro bono representation, including the security deposit program and domestic violence program, and has litigated numerous pro bono cases in state court.
While in law school, Mr. Swaja was a staff member of the Georgia Law Review and a member of the Student Bar Association. He participated in the J. Ralph Beard 1L Closing Argument Competition Round of 30 and Russell Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Swaja has been recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" in Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine in 2016 and the five years immediately preceding. He was named a 2016 "Legal Elite" by Georgia Trend for Real Estate and Construction Law.