Request an Appointment Client Login SEARCH

We care about the safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients, friends and communities as we serve the needs of our clients. We ask that all employees, clients and guests wear masks in our offices until further notice. For more information on our firm’s operations and plan in response to COVID-19, please call us at 757-490-3000. Click here for helpful COVID-19 articles and resources.


Jack Rephan


Jack Rephan is a firm shareholder who practices in the areas of construction law, government contracts, mediation and arbitration.

Experienced in construction law, Jack provides legal services and is a trusted advisor to contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners involving a host of construction and government contract law matters arising under federal, state, and local public construction and procurement contracts, as well as private construction projects. He frequently serves as a mediator and arbitrator of complex construction disputes as a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Panel of Neutrals. Jack's experience in construction and government contract law includes matters such as bid protests and bid mistakes, contract review, contract interpretation, changes and extra work, differing site conditions, delays, design defects, defective workmanship, contract termination and default, insurance and surety issues, design-build issues, teaming agreements, mechanics’ liens and payment bond claims.

Jack has authored articles and contributed to publications on government contracts law and construction subjects. He has been a featured speaker for many years on construction law subjects at seminars sponsored by Virginia CLE, Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Associated Builders & Contractors, Hampton Roads Utility & Heavy Contractors Association and other construction industry organizations. Jack also has been a guest lecturer at the Regent University School of Law.

Two appearances before United States Supreme Court in J.W. Bateson Co., Inc. v. Board of Trustees of the National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Pension Fund, 434 U.S. 586, 98 S.Ct.873, 55 L.Ed. 2d 50 (1978) and United States v. Acme Process Equipment Co., 385 U.S. 138, 87 S.Ct. 350, 17 L.Ed. 2d 249 (1966).

Asphalt Roads and Materials Co., Inc. v. Commonwealth, Department of Transportation, 257 Va. 452, 512 S.E. 2d 804 (1999).

District of Columbia v. Pierce Associates, Inc., 527 A.2d 306 (D.C. App. 1987).

District of Columbia v. Savoy Construction Company, Inc., 515 A.2d 698 (D.C. App. 1986).

  • American Arbitration Association - Arbitrator and Mediator on the National Panel of Neutrals
  • Public Arbitrator - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Virginia Bar Association - Construction and Public Contract Law Section, Past Chair and Member, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association - Forum on Construction
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA), President’s Award, 2016 and 1996, Associate of the Year Award, 2006 & 2013
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2001-2018, Construction Law, 2019-2020
  • Coastal Virginia's Top Lawyers, Arbitration and Mediation, 2016-2021
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2018-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, 2019-2022
  • Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Construction Association (HRUHCA), General Counsel
  • Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
  • Able Women Foundation, Inc.
  • Home Owners’ and Condominium Associations, Past Board Member and President
Jack Rephan Shareholder Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 490-6278 Mobile: Fax: (757) 502-7364