Negotiation & Litigation Services for Government Contractors

Attorneys Michael Brown (of DVG Law Partner) and Vonda Vandaveer (of V.K. Vandaveer P.L.L.C. in Washington, DC) work together to represent clients who are contractors and subcontractors for U.S. Government contracts or state-government contracts.

We’ve helped our contractor-clients, from across the U.S. and internationally, work through disputes and achieve large successes via negotiations and litigation. We have identified legal options and recoverable money for many of our clients that they previously had not identified and/or had not been been able to recover via their own efforts.

Free Phone Consultation

To schedule a free (30-minute) phone consultation, please email attorney Vonda Vandaveer (

If you arrange a consultation call with us, during the call we would discuss and evaluate your situation. We would identify viable legal options (if any) that could potentially improve your situation that could potentially be pursued, with or without an attorney. If we offer to represent you as a client for further legal work (e.g. to assist you with contract negotiations, an appeal and/or litigation), then we would discuss our offered options and fee terms. There is no obligation to you; you could simply decide whether or not you wish to retain us, per the option(s) offered.

Cost- Effective Legal Fees (Including Contingency- Options With Low- or Zero- Out of Pocket Fees)

We strive to provide cost-effective representation. We provide our contractor-clients with fee options that are flexible, affordable and have limited out-of-pocket payments compared to fees most lawyers typically charge.  Many of our client-cases have had contingency- or reduced- fee arrangements in which our clients pay low or zero out of pocket- money toward our fees; in such matters, our fees are based (largely or entirely) on success, and are paid as a percentage of government- money recovered for our clients.

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Bio, Attorney Vonda Vandaveer

Vonda K. (Vandaveer) Wolcott is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC, Maryland, and California. She has lived and worked in the United States, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans representing clients in their international business transactions, U.S. government contracting efforts, and immigration matters. She has worked in both the private and government sectors.

Ms. Vandaveer provides legal representation to government contractors for a variety of matters, including contractors’ in-house compliance questions and issues, contract claims, litigation and appeals.

She has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association, has served as Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Humanitarian Law Committee of the Section of International Law, and is published in the ABA’s publications Middle East Commercial Law Developments and International Lawyer.

She received professional training in consular processing at the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and performed consular services at a U.S. embassy overseas. She also worked as a rule of law justice advisor for the U.S. Department of State.

Prior to earning her law degree and license, Ms. Wolcott worked for 10 years as a journalist on the east and west coasts of the U.S., winning awards for her news coverage.

Ms. Vandaveer earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and her law degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.

Bio, Attorney Michael Brown

Michael Brown is a contract-rights and litigation attorney at DVG Law Partner LLC, and represents clients in the United States and internationally. Mr. Brown has helped numerous contractor-clients achieve successful results, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.”

Mr. Brown’s legal practice focuses on litigation, including government contractor litigation.  He has represented clients of diverse backgrounds in many legal forums, spanning from administrative hearings to federal trial and appellate work.

Mr. Brown’s legal work experience includes prior positions with large corporate and public organizations, and work on complex legal compliance and contracting issues.  His clients have ranged from individuals, to small and large entities both public and private.

Mr. Brown earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2002.