1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
701 E. Water Street, Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(202) 971 9400 or (434) 484 1800
(202) 971 9419
Head of department/lead counsel for A/E Law
Jonathan C. Shoemaker
AIA Component Sponsorships
AIA Chesapeake Bay
AIA Potomac Valley
AIA Northern Virginia
Practicing A/E Law Since
Caseload Dedicated to A/E Construction Law
Caseload Dedicated to E/O Defense Work
Number of attorneys on staff: 10
Number of attorneys dedicated to A/E Work: 10
James F. Lee, Jr. and Jonathan C. Shoemaker formed Lee/Shoemaker PLLC to continue their years of representing design professionals, both locally in the DC Metropolitan region and nationally. While he continues to provide strategic and tactical input on litigation matters, Jim currently focuses his practice on the business-side of operating a design firm, including corporate formation and governance, insurance and risk management related issues, and successful transition planning. Jonathan focuses on representing design professionals in construction disputes, and enjoys getting into the weeds of a dispute, deconstructing the issues presented throughout the discovery process, and then presenting the dispute clearly and concisely for the fact finder. Jim and Jonathan are joined by a team of talented and experienced lawyers who embrace the firm’s passion for representing and serving the design professional community.
Lee/Shoemaker PLLC’s clients develop master plans for the built environment. The lawyers at Lee/Shoemaker PLLC develop master plans for design professionals in the legal environment.
Design firms of all sizes turn to Lee/Shoemaker PLLC in challenging situations, seeking counsel and guidance on how to best manage risk, resolve disputes, and maximize the value of their practice. At the outset of every engagement, Lee/Shoemaker PLLC seeks to understand its client’s goals. Based on this input, and drawing upon our years of experience in representing design professionals in transactional matters and construction disputes, the Lee/Shoemaker PLLC team develops a master plan to achieve the client’s desired outcome. Then Lee/Shoemaker PLLC implements the master plan, always focused on accomplishing the client’s goals as expeditiously and economically as possible.