Ross L. Crown

Ross L. Crown

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505.764.5402 office
505.764.5463 fax
201 Third Street NW
Suite 1950
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Ross Crown is a partner with the firm’s Government Contract Law and Litigation Practice Groups.

Ross’ government contract work includes evaluating rights under government contracts, bid protests, contract disputes, contractor debarments, and SBA size determinations. These services extend to every phase of the procurement process from the issuance of solicitations through award, contract administration, and termination or completion.

Ross' commercial litigation practice consists of trial and appellate litigation involving contract disputes, secured transactions, insurance coverage/bad faith, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, professional liability, real estate development, and construction/architectural/engineering claims.

Representative Matters

  • Pursued protest in Court of Federal Claims on behalf of educational services contractor seeking reversal of award of $48 million in Army contracts for latent ambiguities in solicitation.
  • Represented major aerospace contractor in claim before the ASBCA against the Department of the Army arising from defective specifications for laser weapons system.
  • Represented housing contractor in claim before the ASBCA against the Department of the Navy arising from undisclosed site conditions and constructive acceleration in renovation of military family housing.
  • Defended contractor at Los Alamos National Laboratory in whistleblower case brought before the Department of Energy.
  • Prosecuted before the General Accounting Office protest of decision excluding client from competitive range for award of contract under the U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiatives.
  • Defended New Mexico municipality in action brought in federal district court to enforce multi-million dollar land development agreement.
  • Represented financial institution in lower court and appellate proceedings in case establishing doctrine in New Mexico that release of surety not consented to by co-sureties effects a pro rata, rather than a complete release of co-sureties.

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  • Author, "Preserving Contractor Rights Under Changes Clauses," Contract Management, August 2005
  • Author, "Plugging Leaks in Federal Contracts," The National Law Journal, July 2000
  • Author, "Supreme Court Avoids Constitutional Challenge to Export Administration Act," ABA National Security Law Report, June 1993



  • The Best Lawyers in America - Construction Law and Government Contracts, 2016-2017
  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Government Contracts
  • Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
  • John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service

Other Info


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1982
B.A., with honors, University of Michigan, 1979

Bar Admissions

New Mexico, 1983

Court Admissions

New Mexico Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Albuquerque Speech Language & Hearing Center, Former President of the Board of Directors
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Former Member of the Board of Trustees
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, Former President of the Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Albuquerque, Member
  • Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, Pro Bono Legal Counsel
  • Great Southwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Executive Vice President
  • PACA Pulse, quarterly newsletter of the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association of New Mexico, Editor and Legal Columnist, 2007-present