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Diana Lyn Curtis McGraw, Attorney at Law

Diana Lyn Curtis McGraw concentrates her practice in government contracts, construction law, and federal and state litigation, including bankruptcy litigation. She advises and implements compliance programs for a construction company that Forbes named in the top 200 of America’s Largest Private Companies and represents one of the largest energy providers in the United States.

As co-counsel to the Liquidating Trustee in In re Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. et al., Diana has managed over 1400 adversary proceedings involving preference and avoidance claims, of which she has resolved 1200 for a total recovery of $17 million for the HDL Liquidating Trust. In addition, Diana plays a critical role in the court ordered mediations of the above-referenced proceedings.

Her other experience includes representing two members of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, including its Co-Chair, in In re Westmoreland Coal Company, et al. and the Co-Chair of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in In re Welded Construction, et al.

Before entering legal practice, Ms. McGraw was employed by a large construction firm as a Small Business Liaison for eight years managing $2.5 billion in federal work and $3 billion in private work. Her duties included creating policy and internal audits to mitigate risk and ensure contract compliance, managing small business DBE/MBE/SWAM subcontracting plans, managing green building requirements for LEED certification, drafting joint venture and teaming agreements, and providing implementation procedures for tax incentive programs.

With a foundation in the construction industry and her educational background, Ms. McGraw brings a unique perspective to construction and government procurement cases. She understands construction industry standards, scheduling requirements, and is able to read plans and specifications. In addition, Ms. McGraw has secret security clearance and is able to work on highly sensitive government projects.

Ms. McGraw is also active in her community and church. She is a strong advocate for children with epilepsy and is a mother to four boys.

 

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
    2015
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    2016
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    2016
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
    2016
Education
  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia – Honors Program, Two Year Accelerated Program
    J.D. – May 2015
  • Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
    M.S. Project Management - May 2010
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    B.A. Political Science – May 2003
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Project Management Certificate, Penn State University – August 2009
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council – December 2007
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Student Veteran House, Board of Directors
  • Secret Security Clearance
  • Project Management Certificate, Penn State University – August 2009
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council – December 2007
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • View More
  • Student Veteran House, Board of Directors