William R. Mauck, Jr.

Attorney, Senior Counsel

Billy Mauck is an experienced commercial litigator with 35 years of experience specializing in representing clients in the construction industry. A firm believer in active legal risk management throughout the life of a project, he advises clients during the negotiation and formation of contracts, throughout the construction of a project and, if necessary, in resolving disputes through mediation, arbitration or litigation as necessary to bring a project to conclusion. His experience covers a wide range of construction issues including claims for delay and inefficiency, performance and payment bond claims, filing, enforcing or defending mechanic's liens, design-related issues, and defective construction materials.

In addition to representing clients, Billy is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association's Construction Industry Roster of Neutrals and regularly hears and decides cases involving construction-related disputes. He is an active member of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia and regularly speaks and writes about a variety of industry-related topics.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1985)
  • Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1979)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section
    • Board of Governors, 1999-2006
    • Chair, 2005-2006
  • Virginia Bar Association, Construction and Public Contracts Law Section
    • Executive Council, 1995-2004
    • Chair, 1998
  • Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section
    • Executive Council, 2002-2005
    • Chair, 2004
  • Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Richmond District
  • American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Richmond Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America- Lawyer of the Year, Richmond, Virginia
    • Litigation - Construction (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
    • Construction Law (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America for Litigation Construction and Construction Law 2006-2024
  • Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite 2022-2023 for Construction Law
  • Virginia Super Lawyers 2006-2024 for Construction Litigation
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell


Honorable A. Christian Compton, Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1984-85

Published Works

  • "Construction Damages," Virginia CLE Handbook on Construction, 2008

Off the Clock

When away from the office, Billy enjoys traveling to foreign countries, hiking in the mountains, fishing, golf, and live performances of any kind of music.