Paul W. Killian, JD

Paul W. Killian

1101 30th Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20007

T +1 202.625.4346


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Awards and Honors

Professional Associations

Areas of Experience

Complex Commercial Litigation • Alternate Dispute Resolution as Arbitrator or Mediator • Construction Litigation • Energy Litigation • Insurance Litigation • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution • White Collar Defense and Government Investigations • Government Contracts • Energy • Transportation • Europe • Latin America • Middle East • North America

Paul’s practice focuses primarily on counseling, arbitrating, and mediating, disputes relating to the planning, design and construction of large projects in the United States and overseas, including hydroelectric projects, power plants, pipelines, hotel and resort developments, office developments, subways, airports, locks, tunnels, mines, bridges, highways and water treatment facilities.

Practice & Background

Mr. Killian’s practice involves Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as litigation before U.S. appellate and district courts, state courts, the Court of Federal Claims, federal boards of contract appeals, and U.S. and international arbitration panels. He has handled government contract disputes before numerous U.S. agencies, including the departments of Defense, Transportation, Labor, State and Energy; the General Services Administration; and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as before numerous state and city transportation departments. Examples include:


Locks/Dams/Hydro Electric

Buildings/Mixed Use Developments

Power Plants/Wastewater Facilities/Alternative Energy

Additional Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

In addition to the projects listed above, Paul has had substantial other ADR experience including arbitrations and multiple party mediations. Examples include:

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training

  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, 2014
  • AAA Trained Mediator
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Oxford, 2014)
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2009 - 2015
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Visiting Professorship Training, 2012
  • Professional Associations

    Work History