Washington, DC Fellow Daniel E. Toomey Receives Daniel G. Grove Award
On November 9, 2017, CLSA Fellow, Daniel E. Toomey, Senior Counsel to the Washington, DC, construction boutique, McManus & Felsen LLP, became the 2017 Recipient of the Daniel G. Grove Award. This Award was made to Mr. Toomey “in grateful recognition of his exceptional work as a teacher” by the NITA Advanced Trial Advocacy: Next-Level Trial Techniques Program. Mr. Toomey had been a Director and Co-Director of this Program for twelve years, stepping down as Co-Director in 2016. The Grove Award is named after Daniel G. Grove, who died in 2014. He, along with Mr. Toomey, was one of the founders of the Georgetown/NITA Basic Trials Skills Program in 1978, in which both he and Mr. Toomey were Team Leaders for 25 years. Mr. Toomey was also a recipient of NITA’s Robert Oliphant Award in 2013, for his “outstanding service” to NITA.
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Toomey was an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Trial Practice and Construction law from 1980-2000. In 2007, for his services to his alma mater, Georgetown, he was also awarded its prestigious Paul R. Dean Award.
He clerked for the D. C. Court of Appeals after graduating from Georgetown and then became an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. For the last 45 years he has specialized in Construction Contract and Federal Construction Law.
In 2000, he was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers (limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in DC). Additionally, he has regularly been listed in SuperLawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers and other rating services. He has litigated, tried cases and arbitrated all over the United States and been involved in international projects. Mr. Toomey has written and lectured widely on Construction and Federal Contracts matters before numerous professional organizations.
In addition to his work at McManus & Felsen, he is a mediator for the McCammon Group, specializing on Construction and Government Contracts matters and has been the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s Mediation Panel. He is a Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.