Academy Member Inducted 2021

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Adrian Bastianelli, Mediator & Arbitrator, Washington, District of Columbia.

Adrian Bastianelli

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
2055 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 2020036
Tel: (202) 457.4036
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Recognized for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 1978
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 200
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jul 2022): 50
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Adrian L. Bastianelli, III is a partner at Peckar & Abramson. His practice focuses on construction claims and litigation, with an emphasis on government construction contracts. He represents all sectors of the construction industry, including general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals and sureties. Adrian also has an active alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice. He has served as an arbitrator, a mediator, and a DRB member on hundreds of construction disputes.

Adrian has written and spoken extensively on construction and ADR topics. He was the co-editor of the ABA Forum’s book entitled Construction ADR. He was also a co-editor of ABA Forum’s book entitled Federal Government Construction Contracts. He served as editor of The Construction Lawyer. He was also the first editor of The Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage


Adrian received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He worked as a Civil engineer for the Corps of Engineers. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville and served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims before entering private practice.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Adrian is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court,
  • UnitedStates Court of Federal Claims,
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia,
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal and
  • Fourth Circuits and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Adrian is a past Chair of the ABA Forum on Construction Law (ABA Forum) and received the Cornerstone Award from the ABA Forum. He is a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has served on its Board of Governors and as the chair of its ADR and Public Contracts Committees. Adrian is also a past President of the Washington Building Congress.


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