Edward   DeLisle
Principal and Chair of the Government Contracting Practice Group


Phone: 267.338.1321
Fax: 267.338.1335
Mailing: 1801 Market Street ,
Suite 2300 , Philadelphia , PA   19103


Edward DeLisle concentrates his practice in the areas of federal contracting, construction law, construction litigation and small business procurement and litigation. He has drafted and negotiated construction contracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for subcontractors, contractors, developers and owners. Ed also actively monitors the progress of his clients' construction projects in order to safeguard those rights and remedies to which they are entitled. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated complex construction and procurement cases in various jurisdictions and forums throughout the area.

Ed counsels clients in all aspects of small business procurement. He has assisted clients in obtaining certification as small and small disadvantaged businesses at the municipal, state and federal level. He has participated in bid protests involving Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone and 8(a) set-aside contracts and regularly assists with responding to best-value procurements at the state and federal level. Ed also assists companies, both foreign and domestic, in international disputes involving the United States Government. He is currently representing clients on matters involving Department of Defense work in Afghanistan and has done similar work for clients in Israel.



Ed has testified before congressional subcommittees and is a frequent lecturer and author on issues of concern to the construction and federal contracting industries. He has presented at the National 8(a) Association Conferences in Anchorage, Alaska; Orlando, FL; and Nashville, TN as well as at the AGC Federal Contractors Conference in Washington, DC. Ed has also spoken at AGC of America's national conference, where he discussed hot topics in federal government contracts. Ed has also lectured on how to appropriately team on federal projects, the SDVOSB verification process, changes in the SBA's small business programs, effective project documentation, strategies to obtain payment on construction projects and the legal protections provided by the bond and lien laws of various states.

Ed is a legal content contributor to both GovBizConnect and Onvia.



  • Ed has been selected to the 2016 and 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists in the field of Government Contracts. In 2015, Ed was also selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the field of Construction Litigation. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor.
  • Ed was listed in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list in the field of Construction Litigation from 2005-2008 by Super Lawyers Magazine.


Education & Admissions

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
  • Saint Joseph's University, B.A. cum laude
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals


  • National 8(a) Association
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) - FAR Committee Chairman
  • American Bar Association (ABA) - Small Business Committee
  • Washington Building Congress (WBC)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA)


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