Michael Zisa


email: zisa@quagseeg.com
phone: 202-298-6689

Mike was a summer clerk for Quagliano & Seeger, P.C. during law school, joined the firm as an associate in 2001, and became a partner in January 2007.

His primary areas of practice include construction and surety litigation. In this regard, he has successfully represented sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, and owners in disputes before federal and state courts as well as in various alternative dispute resolution forums.

In addition to a construction and surety practice, Mike represents various business entities and financial institutions ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies with regard to all types of transactional work and litigation relating to commercial and employment law.

Although well-versed in the litigation process, Mike takes pride in assisting his clients avoid litigation when possible with effective risk avoidance planning and preemptive actions.

Seton Hall University, School of Law (J.D., 2001)
Susquehanna University (B.A., 1998)

Bar Memberships:

Bar Admissions: 2001, Maryland and New Jersey; 2002, District of Columbia.
Court Admissions: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, United Stases District Court for the District of Columbia, United States Bankruptcy Court for Maryland, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia.

Association Memberships:

American Bar Association (Construction Law, Litigation, and Young Lawyers); District of Columbia Bar Association (Government Contract & Litigation Section-Steering Committee and Young Lawyers); Maryland Bar Association (Young Lawyers); Montgomery County Maryland Bar Association.

Reported Cases:
  • U.S. ex rel. Walker Seal Companies, Inc. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 356 F.Supp.2d 1 (D.D.C. 2005).
Publications and Speaking Appearances:
  • Co-Author, Researching Bankruptcy Law on the Internet, The Construction Lawyer (Spring, 2002)
  • Co-Author, The District of Columbia Practice Manual, Government Contracts Section (11th Ed. 2002)
  • Co-organizer, Seminar on Federal Mentor-Protégé Program (Winter, 2004)
  • Co-organizer, Seminar on Opportunities for Small and Growing Businesses with the District of Columbia and Federal Government (Winter, 2003)