Attorney and Solicitor Ralph C. Thomas III is a Government Contracts Litigator who focuses his practice on legal issues affecting small businesses in the federal contracting arena. He represents all categories of small businesses before the U.S Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Court and their respective appellate courts. He also represents small businesses before administrative tribunals such as the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Hearings and Appeals and the General Accountability Office (“GAO”).He assists small businesses who are targeted by Inspector General investigations and serves clients in commercial arbitration disputes before the American Arbitration Association (AAA). In addition, Ralph has counseled major corporations on the practical implementation of federal small business regulatory compliance issues.
Since leaving NASA Headquarters as its Associate Administrator for Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and returning to the practice of law in 2005, Ralph has won a number of significant cases on behalf of small businesses.
In 2018 Ralph won a six-figure settlement for a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) who had alleged that a large civilian federal agency had refused to renew its remaining contract options due to… Read More