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David A. Rose, Esq., is one of the senior members of a law firm practicing throughout the United States and internationally based in Valdosta (Greater Tallahassee). In addition to Federal Contracts and Procurement law, he assists companies and Corporations with business formation issues (LLCs, Domestic Corporations, Joint Ventures, Teaming Arrangements, 8a and Small Disadvantaged Applications to SBA, etc.) and with the establishment of subsidiary entities in foreign locations from the Caribbean to the Mid and Far East. 

With more than 20 years of experience, the former Deputy General Counsel (Deputy Staff Judge Advocate) of the Air Force Center for Engineering and Environmental Excellence, oversaw the legal program for execution of over $4 Billion in Federal contracts each year. Dave has served at senior positions in Korea, Japan, Germany, Great Britain and the Pentagon during his Government Service career and at positions with Black and Veatch, ITSI and CAPE Environmental Management and brings that breadth of knowledge and experience to lead the firm in excellence. His background is complemented by degrees in chemistry, mathematics, a jurisdoctorate, and post doctoral degrees in environmental law and procurement law from George Washington University.

He is active in the State Bar of Georgia, US Court of Federal Claims, US Tax Court, the various Boards of Contract Appeals, Fulton County Bar Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Judge Advocates Association and the National Contract Management Association.

He currently holds the active rank of Lt Col in the United States Air Force Reserves and the position of Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (Cat A) to the Headquarters, United States Air Force Reserves where he is one of the primary legal advisors to the Commanding Officer of the Air Force Reserves, Lt General Jackson.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Government Contracts: 55%
    23 years, 400 cases
  2. Contracts: 10%
    21 years, 200 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    21 years, 100 cases
  4. International Law: 10%
    23 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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  • Jonathan A Millet

    Attorney Rose's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted about contract law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Moser, Rose LLP (Commercial Lit Ofc)

1706 N. Patterson Street
PO Box 1451
Valdosta, GA, 31602

Moser Rose Law Firm

Ste 1205
Jacksonville, FL, 32207

Moser Rose LLP

5400 Broadway Terrace
Suite 207
Oakland, CA, 94618

Moser Rose LLP (DC Litigation Ofc)

8230 Leesburg Pike
Suite 700
Vienna, VA, 22182



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199301/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10%Lawyers of Distinction2016
Robert B. Flowers AwardSociety of American Military Engineers2015
Top 1%National Association of Distinguished Counsel2014
Who’s Who Among AttorneysGlobal Who's Who2013
Government Contracts Law Firm of the Year in Georgia (US)Corporate International Magazine2012
National Industry Small Business AdvocateSociety of American Military Engineers2011
Defense Meritorious Service MedalDepartment of Defense2007
Defense Meritorious Service MedalDepartment of Defense2004
Kentucky ColonelThe Governor of the State of Kentucky1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMoser, Rose LLP2003 - Present
Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force1997 - Present
General CounselCAPE Environmental Management, Inc.2007 - 2009
General CounselInnovative Technical Solutions, Inc.2004 - 2007
Judge AdvocateUnited States Navy1991 - 1997
EngineerLaidlaw Environmental Services, Ltd1986 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of American Military EngineersPresident (Acting)2014 - 2015
Society of American Military Engineers (Moody Post)Vice President2014 - Present
North Fulton Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Society of Civil EngineersMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaChairperson at Large - Env. Section2003 - 2005
Society of American Military EngineersSustaining Member1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationPlanning Bd for YLD1995 - 1996
American Bar AssociationYLD Liaison to Stdg CMTE on Env. Law1993 - 1996
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternitySecretary1992 - 1993
International Law Association, Stud Aff.President1991 - 1993
American Chemical Society, Stud. Aff.President1984 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
CAPE v. United StatesSettled before Trial
Size Determination Case No. 05-2011-013 and 05-2011-020My client was awarded the contract.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Military EngineerContracting in the AOR2011
The Military EngineerUnderstanding Government Acquisition2010
George Washington University Law SchoolWhat the Contracting Officer Should know about Environmental Justice2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterGovernment Procurement & Environmental LawLL.M - Master of Laws2001
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Eastern Kentucky UniversityChemistry/MathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
US Dept. of Energy - 14th Annual Small Business forum and ExpoJoint venture, Teaming & Mentor Arrangements2015
SAME Small Business ConferenceLabor Law Bootcamp2015
SAME Chicago Energy Forum and Small Business Industry DaysTeaming, Partnering & Joint Ventures2015
JDEXClaims, Protests and REAs2015
Jacksonville Defense Logistics ConferenceUpdate on New Mentor Protege Rules2015
Energy Forum and Small Business Industry DaysPanel - For Veteran owned, large businesses and Agency Representatives2015
2015 Energy Forum & Small Business Industry DaysClaims. Protests & Disputes2015
14th Annual Small Business Forum and ExpoLegal Issues Updates2015
12th Annual Contract Opportunities & Small Business ShowcaseProtests, Claims, REAs & Procurement Update2015
Pensacola Post MeetingProtests, Claims and REAs2014
Federal-Military Construction & Base Support Business ConferenceJoint Venture, Teaming and Mentor Arrangements2014
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Industry DayThe 2013 National Defense Authorization Act and its Effects on Small Business2013
National Federal Project Delivery SymposiumPros and Cons of Teaming Agreements2013
Midwest Small Business ExpoJoint Ventures and Teams2013
Kentuckiana Small Business ConferenceStructuring Joint Ventures2013
Construction Opportunities ConferenceJoint Venture and Teaming Arrangements2013
Coastal Carolinas Small Business ConferenceUnderstanding Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements and Mentor Protégé Agreements2013
CMAA WebinarPros and Cons of Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements2013
2013 Texas Section Spring ConferenceEngineering Ethics2013
Texoma Conference - San Antonio, TXPitfalls in Teaming Arrangements2012
SAME MIDWEST Small Business Expo 2012 - Chicago, ILTeaming and Partnering on Federal Contracts2012
Power Up International Energy Expo, Pensacola, FLDepartment of Defense Energy Conservation Initiatives2012
National Veteran Small Business Conference - Detroit, MILegal Landmines for Small Contractors2012
Joint Engineer Training Symposium - Pinehurst, NCContracting in the AOR2012
Joint Engineer National Training Conference - St Louis, MOGovernment Contracting Insights for Small Businesses2012
Continuing Education Program - Atlanta, GAContracting and Ethics for Small Business2012
2012 Veterans Procurement Conference, Jacksonville, FLLegal Landmines for Contracting2012
2012 Jacksonville Acquisition Conference, Jacksonville, FLKeyNote Speaker - Procurement2012
Waste Management Symposia - Phoenix, AZContract Management Issues in the Waste Management Industry2011
The 2011 Small Business Contracting Outreach ForumJoint Ventures and Teaming Arrangements2011
SAME Small Business Conference, National Harbor, MDJoint Ventures and Strategic Partnerships2011
Mid Atlantic Conference Norfolk VATeaming to Win2011
5th Annual East Tennessee Veterans' Business Conference, Oak Ridge, TNJoint Ventures and Teaming Agreements2011
2011 Small Business Institute (SBI) ConferenceHow to Work with the Federal Government or Teaming for Success in Federal Contracting2011
The 10th Annual COPRI Congress, Memphis, TNLegal Topics - How to Use Teaming to Enhance Government Contracts Opportunities2010
SAME 2010 Small Business Conference for DOD Engineering Construction and Environmental Progams, Dallas, TXThe New Laws on Joint Venture Agreements2010
2nd Annual Small Business Leadership Development Conference, Atlanta, GATeaming to Win Government Contracts2010
"How To" Guide to Becoming a Gov't ContractorFederal Contracting for Small Business2010
Small Business and Procurement LawWorking with Small Business in the Federal Gov't2006
EPA RCRA Conference, Orlando, FLDOD Perchlorate Policy2003
Air Force Environmental Law Update, Denver, COUpdate on AF Restoration Law and Policy2001