Suraj Vyas

Suraj Vyas

The Law Offices of Suraj A. Vyas, LLC
  • Antitrust Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Suraj Vyas has had legal training both in the United States as well as India. Being able to draft comprehensive memoranda for judges and letters to international clients explaining complex legal topics across oceans is what sets him apart from other attorneys. Currently, Mr. Vyas is the owner and principal attorney of The Law Offices of Suraj A. Vyas, LLC, a general law practice with a focus on construction law and contract law serving clients in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has represented numerous contractors, builders, engineers, architects, and multinational corporations. Shortly after earning his Juris Doctor degree and license to practice law in Maryland, Suraj began working as in-house counsel for Rising Sun Engineering & Consulting in addition to opening up The Law Offices of Suraj Vyas, LLC. At Rising Sun, Mr. Vyas drafts, amends, and reviews contracts for construction projects. Mr. Vyas is also committed to helping the Maryland population as much as possible through legal Pro Bono work and community service.

Practice Areas
  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Civil Rights
  • DUI & DWI
  • Education Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Variety of fee types: Retainer, Fixed, or Hourly
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Gujarati: Spoken
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Pro Bono Attorney
Disability Rights Maryland
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Counseled clients through Individualized Education Programs, litigated Medicaid Denial Fair Hearings, represented homeowners and nonprofits in tax foreclosure cases, and worked through criminal expungement processes.
Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Suraj A. Vyas, LLC
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Owner. Maintain a general law practice focusing on construction and contract law.
In-House Counsel
Rising Sun Engineering & Consulting, LLC
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Drafted, amended, and reviewed contracts for construction projects.
Pro Bono Attorney
Maryland Volunteers Lawyers Service, Inc.
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Provide civil legal assistance to Marylanders with limited income at no cost.
Guest Professor
Pro-Care Project Administrators and Management Advisors
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Lectured on contract law at McNally Bharat Engineering Co. Ltd. in Kolkata and IIT Bombay in Mumbai.
Project Manager
Rising Sun Engineering & Consulting, LLC
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Acted as a consultant on the planning and execution of home construction and renovation projects at the firm.
Manager
Pro-Care Project Administrators and Management Advisors
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Created and managed seminars concerning dispute resolution and spoke as a guest at the Association of Engineers and Builders in Ahmedabad, India in August 2009.
Instructor
Ed-On Center
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Taught math, science, engineering, and contract law with the following speaking opportunities in June 2013: Pre-opening viewing of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal T2 in Mumbai, India, Opening Presenter for Former Chief Justice of Madras High Court, K. A. Swami, Opening Presenter for Former Chief Justice of India, G. B. Patnaik, Guest speaker at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai, India. Guest lecturer for The Importance of Law to the Engineering Profession during the Seminar on Importance of Construction Law at the Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers in July 2009, Guest lecturer at Panchshil Realty in Pune, India in August 2008.
Court Stenographer
Project Services
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Took dictations, minutes of the meeting, and general notes for Supreme Court Chief Justices of India in 10 major metropolitan cities.
Intern
Howard County District Court
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Drafted legal memoranda to assist in decision-making process of judge. Compiled an index of laws for Maryland District Courts.
Secondary Advocate
Project Engineers
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Attended arbitration and conciliation meetings to serve as a backup to the primary advocate in front of Arbitral Tribunals composed of Ex-Supreme Court Justices of India. Conducted primary research and contributed ideas towards 12 construction law cases and 1 partnership dispute case.
Education
University of Baltimore School of Law
J.D. (2017) | Law
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Organized a symposium about Baltimore’s Port Covington Redevelopment Project as Symposium Editor of University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development
Honors: University of Baltimore National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team – Team Liaison and Competitor University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development – Symposium Editor and Staff Editor Center for International and Comparative Law Writing Competition – 2nd place in 2015 & 2016
Activities: Angela Vallario’s Kennedy Krieger Institute Volunteer Project – Selected to draft Wills, POAs, and AMDs for families International Law Society – Career Development Director, 1L & 2L Representative Latin American Law Student Association – Treasurer & 2L Representative
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University of Maryland - Baltimore County
B.S. (2014) | Water Resources Management & Policy
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Water Resources Management & Policy is an Interdisciplinary Studies major combining engineering and law.
Honors: Academic Honors
Activities: Interdisciplinary Studies Council of Majors – Chief Executive Officer
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Star List for 2019. Awarded to the top 2.5% lawyers in a given state.
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Presidential Award for Community Service
President's Council on Service and Civic Participation in Washington, D.C.
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland State Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Howard Country Bar Association
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Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators
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Maryland State Bar
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Maryland Association for Justice
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American Bar Association
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Baltimore County Bar Association
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Bar Association of Baltimore City
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Scientific and Legal Reforms Related to Structural Health Monitoring in India
Applied Science & AeroSpace Engineering
Fairness and Justice: The Role of the Courts in Indian and American Arbitration
4th International Conference on International and Domestic Arbitration
Baltimore’s Port Covington Redevelopment Project
University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development
Solving the Point-Source Pollution Problem in the Chesapeake Bay and the Ganga River
Pro-Care
Speaking Engagements
Scientific and Legal Reforms Related to Structural Health Monitoring in India , 2nd International Conference on Applied Science & AeroSpace Engineering , Tokyo, Japan
EuroSciCon
Fairness and Justice: The Role of the Courts in Indian and American Arbitration , 4th International Conference on International and Domestic Arbitration , Chennai, India
Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators
Authored and presented paper titled "Fairness and Justice: The Role of the Courts in Indian and American Arbitration" at the 4th International Conference on International and Domestic Arbitration in Chennai, India.
Overview of Contract Law , Introduction to Contract Law , Mumbai, India
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Gave a general overview of contract law to the student body
Laws for Engineers and Builders , Project Administration Management Dispute Resolution Advising , Mumbai, India
Association of Engineers and Builders
Spoke about the importance for engineering to know about the law.
The Importance of Law to the Engineering Profession , Seminar on Importance of Construction Law , Ahmedabad, India
Gujarat Institute of Civil Engineers
Spoke at a conference on the topic of engineering and law coming together to form an interdisciplinary style of education
Engineering and Contract Law , Pre-Opening Viewing of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal T2 , Mumbai, India
On-site inspection followed by a talk about the importance of engineers understanding the legal ramifications of the contracts they sign.
Ambiguity, Interpretation, and Damages in Contract Law , Contract Law , Mumbai, India
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Lectured on ambiguity, interpretation, and damages in contract law to approximately 50 students
Interpretation of Contracts , Republic Day Conference , Kolkata, India
McNally Bharat Engineering Co. Ltd.
Spoke on the interpretation of contracts and ambiguity in front of the senior management and executive staff at McNally Bharat Engineering Co. Ltd.
Certifications
Maryland Notary Public
Maryland Office of the Secretary of State
WPL Publishing Certified Construction Lawyer
WPL Publishing Co. Inc.
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Offices of Suraj A. Vyas
Blog
SAV Law Firm Blog
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. What is the background to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)?
A: A pro for DACA is that it is good for the economy. A con for DACA is that it encourages illegal immigration. In 2014, the Administrative Procedures Act was used to try to show DACA as being unconstitutional. Last year, DACA was ruled as unconstitutional, but DACA has remained in place while legal proceedings (like appeals) continue. DACA has not been fully revoked as of this time.
Q. Immigration Case
A: These things take time (especially with the recent government shutdown leading to delays). Contact your lawyer again. He has a duty to keep you abreast of any developments. No other lawyer will be able to speak with you about your case since you have already retained an attorney. However, your lawyer may be waiting to hear something back before contacting you. I see this question is 3 weeks old so I trust he has reached out to you to at least check in by now. If he hasn't responded and you have tried to get in touch numerous times via phone, email, etc. then you may want to let him know that you will be contacting the state bar about his lack of communication.
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