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James P. Carney


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Jim is a partner of McManus & Felsen LLP in Washington, D.C., and concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and government contracts. Jim's experience includes litigating complex construction matters as well as drafting and reviewing construction contracts, analyzing claims, and closing out projects. Jim has represented clients in state and federal court and in domestic and international arbitrations. He has represented suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors, designers, and public and private owners on a wide range of projects, including: commercial, residential, federal, airport, road, hotel and resort, hospital and research facility, and power and utility projects. 

Jim has been named by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in construction litigation in Washington, D.C.

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  • The Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Juris Doctor, 2011
    • Article Editor, CommLaw Conspectus, Journal of Communications Law and Policy 2010-11
  • Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland