Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, J.D., 1991

Yale University, B.A., 1988

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Timothy Hughes is the managing shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman. He also represents clients in construction and commercial litigation, as well as corporate, contracts and general business matters. With over 20 years practicing as a construction and litigation attorney, he has extensive experience in litigation in both state and federal courts and in arbitration and mediation.

Tim regularly drafts and negotiates a wide variety of sophisticated agreements, such as owner/contractor construction contracts, commercial leases, employment agreements, buy/sell agreements, software, service and licensing agreements, and a variety of vendor and other contracts. His representative clients span a number of industries, including regional property owners and developers, general contractors and specialty subcontractors, associations and nonprofit organizations, a private local university, technology service providers and developers of technology products.

Tim is a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of the law as it relates to sustainable design and construction.

Beyond his legal work, Tim aspires to world-class customer service, excellence in his profession and continual self-improvement. He works as a connector by introducing his clients, friends and colleagues to provide additional value to his clients’ endeavors beyond simply providing excellent legal services.



Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney - Construction, 2019

Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction, 2012 – 2019

Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2010

Virginia Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation, 2012 – 2014, 2017 - present

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation, 2013 – 2014, 2019,2020

Virginia Business magazine, Legal Elite in Construction, 2010 – 2011, 2016-2017

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Represented a payment bond clamant in a highly complex delay and equitable adjustment claim arising from a power plant. The case resulted in two national first impression decisions on AIA bond claims. Ultimately the claimant, Casey Industrial, resolved the case.
  • Represented Parex, an EIS manufacturer, on all of their products liability cases throughout Virginia. The cases resulted ultimately in a favorable Supreme Court of Virginia opinion establishing law on the economic loss rule.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

Virginia State Bar (Board, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, 1994 – 2005; Chair, 2004-2005)

Arlington County Bar Association

Fairfax Bar Association

Arlington Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2007 – present; Chair, 2014)

Leadership Arlington (Board of Regents, 2011 – present; Chair-Elect, 2014; Chair, 2015 - present)

Reston Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors, 2011 – 2013; Community Engagement Committee Co-Chair, 2012 - 2013)

Phoenix House of the Mid-Atlantic (Board of Directors, 2006 – 2013, Vice Chair 2010 – 2013)

Associated Builders and Contractors – Virginia Chapter

American Institutes of Architects

Beyond the Suit

Tim enjoys playing the guitar when he isn’t working with clients on their business and construction law issues.