Judah  Lifschitz

Judah Lifschitz

Principal and Co-President

TEL 202.689.1900, EXT. 3025
CELL 202.253.1539


Having dreamed of being a trial lawyer from childhood, Judah Lifschitz (“Judd”) learned at an early age that to be a great lawyer it's not sufficient just to be knowledgeable and competent. Great lawyers are perfectionists, possess intense devotion to their clients and are passionate about their work. Ask anyone who has gone through a trial with Judd and they will tell you of his legendary preparation, his highly detailed planning, his unique talent and presence in the courtroom, and his devastating cross-examinations.

As Principal and Co-President of SLS, Judd has tried cases to verdict across the country in virtually every type of adjudicative forum and is an accomplished appellate advocate, having argued appeals in the 4th, 5th, 9th, District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court, the Federal Circuit and in many state appellate courts.

Having won one of the largest liquidated damages awards in the history of the construction industry, Judd has extensive experience in construction related matters, including power and energy construction representing clients in EPC contracts and disputes. He represents governmental and private owners, regional, national and international contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties and insurance companies in disputes, trials, ADR proceedings and negotiations.

Representing clients in complex commercial litigation, Judd has a wealth of experience in every aspect of trial practice including shareholder / partnership disputes, real estate matters, contract disputes, civil RICO and general commercial disputes. Additionally, he has represented clients in civil fraud investigations and brings extensive experience to his clients in government procurement issues. Judd’s clients represent a variety of industries, including construction, power and energy, aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, shipbuilding and technology.

Recognized by Chambers USA in the Washington, D.C. construction category, and noted by colleagues that he is a strong and effective litigator in the DC area. Judd is also recognized as a Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and named to the D.C. Super Lawyers “Top 100 Lawyer” list. His clients recognize the rigor with which he approaches his practice as one client commented, "There is no one I'd rather to go to war with."

  • George Washington University Law Center, J.D., 1977
  • Yeshiva University, B.A., 1974, magna cum laude
  • U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Ninth Circuits, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; U.S. Claims Court, 1978
  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • Maryland, 1977
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Construction Industry Forum
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyer's Society of America
  • President, Sulam, 2014 – Present
  • President, Greater Washington Community Kollel, 2013 – Present
  • Board Member, Explore! Children’s Museum, 2018 – Present
    • NLJ’s Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer, National Law Journal, 2022
    • Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer", Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009 - 2023
    • D.C. Super Lawyers “Top 100” Lawyer List, Super Lawyers
    • AV-Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
    • Best Lawyers in America, recognized in construction law, 2019 - 2023