John D. Wilburn

A first-chair trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience, John concentrates his practice in construction, commercial and products liability litigation.

He has represented clients in all aspects of the construction industry, including owners, project lenders, contractors, specialty subcontractors, design professionals and sureties on all types of claims, including bid protests, design defects, and acceleration and delay claims. Representative projects include industrial facilities such as the Maersk APM Terminal in Portsmouth, Va.; the Richmond Conference Center; Home Depot facilities; and the Alexandria Sanitation Authority Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility.

In addition to his construction industry practice, John frequently litigates complex commercial matters for financial services industry clients. He leads the McGuireWoods team selected to defend the firm's largest financial services industry client against multiple UCC claims filed throughout the United States. His financial services industry experience involves all aspects of the bank/customer relationship, including Truth In Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCP), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), RICO, and state consumer protection and unfair trade practices laws.

John also has extensive experience with representing energy clients on public utility and energy issues, including federal and state regulation of electrical and natural gas utilities and non-utility generation project litigation. His representation on behalf of energy industry clients includes litigating an extensive array of matters involving condemnation, quiet title, lease, government procurement and other issues.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Energy Law, 3) Energy Litigation and 4) Real Estate and Land Use
Law School The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1996
Education East Carolina University, B.A., 1993
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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