SBA Lawyers, Law Firm & SBA Attorney Profiles

Washington DC &  Colorado Locations – Serving Contractors across the Country

Call For a Free Initial Consultation  1-866-601-5518. At the law firm of Watson & Associates, LLC, our team of federal government small business lawyers, have a uniqueGovernment Small Business Lawyers & SBA Attorneys combination of backgrounds and experience to guide our clients through the 8(a) application process. We are consistently seeking out new talent with diverse backgrounds to give you a competitive edge when getting your 8(a) status.  Our offices, located in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, our SBA attorneys provide sound legal advice while building long-lasting relationships with our clients. In order to provide effective legal help for large and small businesses across the country, Watson & Associates, LLC has placed experienced government contracts attorneys in Washington, D.C. and Colorado.

Theodore P. Watson, Esq. (Washington D.C. and Denver, CO)

theodore watson government contracts & protest attorneyFounder and managing member of Watson & Associates, LLC, Mr. Watson handles business and corporate law, contract law and litigation, bid protests (GAO and COFC), government contract law, SBA attorney for 8(a) certification and appeals, and employment law issues. He is known for his aggressive representation in government contracting and protection of small business rights in fraud, improper prime and subcontracting relationships, false claims, and other contractor relationships.In addition to providing strategic executive level counsel, his goal is to build trusting relationships and provide clients with sound direction Full Bio

Christopher R. Shiplett, Esq. (Washington, D.C.)

Christopher R. Shiplett is a government contracts attorney and serves as Of Counsel to Watson & Associates, LLC in its Washington, DC office. He focuses his practice on government contracting, software and technology licensing and procurement, intellectual pChristopher-Shiplett- bid protestroperty, SBA 8(a) certification and appeals, and litigation. Mr. Shiplett has advised government contracts clients in a variety of transactional and dispute-related matters. Mr. Shiplett has represented clients in both the Armed Services and the Civilian Boards of contract appeals. He has represented government contractors as both protestor and intervenor at the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”). As one of SBA attorneys, he has negotiated prime contracts and negotiated and drafted sub-contracts both as first tier entity negotiating with the subcontractor and as the subcontractor negotiating with the prime. Full bio…

Nicole Carter, Esq. (Denver, CO)

nicole carter bid protest lawyerNicole Carter serves as Associates Attorney at Watson & Associates. Using her attention to detail and litigation experience, Ms. Carter, as one of our lead SBA attorneys, helps government contractors and business in areas related to bid protests, small business government contracting, one of our government small business lawyers for 8a certification and appeals, contract disputes and claims, business law, construction and employment defense. She has participated in several protests leading to corrective action by the agency. Full Bio…

Leanna Ajour, Esq. (Denver, CO)

Leanna Ajor government contracts attorneyLeanna Ajour serves as Associate Attorney at Watson & Associates at the Firm’s Colorado office. She graduated from the University of Denver Law at the top of her class with the highest honors of the Order of St. Ives. She served as a Corporate Apprentice to Lockheed Martin, working on government contracts with Lead In-House Counsel, involving NASA programs and other high-stakes deals. Ms. Ajour’s practice areas include government contract law, one of our SBA government small business lawyers for 8a certification and appeals, bid protest support, federal small business matters, business law, employment defense, litigation and appeals. Full Bio…


Wayne White, Esq. (DENVER, CO)

W-White-100x100Wayne White has over 25 years of experience in law and government contracts and serves as Of Counsel to Watson & Associates, LLC.  He is a globally-recognized expert in outer space law, and has served as Associate Director of the National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center at the University of Mississippi, School of Law.  In 2003 he represented the United States as a member of the U.S. State Department delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Legal Subcommittee.  From 2006 – 2011, Mr. White managed the Contracts and Purchasing Department at Oceaneering International, Space Systems Division.  In this position, he handled a wide variety of NASA, military, and commercial contract and subcontract matters, served as the export control representative, the conflict of interest avoidance plan administrator, and was a member of the intellectual property committee. Full Bio…

Wojciech Kornacki, Esq. (Washington D.C)

Wojciech Kornacki practices in the areas of agency-level and GAO bid protests, federal contract compliance, and Boards of Contract Appeals litigation.He counsels and trains clients on the latest legislative and legal developments in the areas of bid protests, claims and appeals, agency debarments, cybersecurity, and Trade Agreements Act compliance, among other matters. Full Bio…


Jeff Giancola, Esq. (Washington D.C)

Serving as Of Counsel to Watson & Associates, LLC, Jeff Giancola provides detailed subject matter expertise in the various areas of Federal government contracting where small businesses and large Federal contractors have difficulty.  As a former SBA attorney, and in addition to legal advocacy, Jeff is a seasoned government procurement consultant who understands the FAR and the Federal acquisition process from “cradle to grave”. He specializes in managing all phases of Federal contract award and administration, including acquisition support, legal support, and acquisition training services to Federal government contractors. Full Bio…


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Darryl Goodwin (Denver, CO – Government Contracts Consultant)
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