Seattle based attorney and member of Smiley Law Group, Scott Smiley, published a Legal Guide this week, a lawyer rating service.

What is a Miller Act Claim?

How do you file a Miller Act Claim?

Am I entitled to file a Miller Act Claim?

These are some of the questions answered by Scott Smiley’s latest Legal Guide published on, titled “How To File A Miller Act Claim.” In the guide, Scott breaks the federal filing down into four steps, introducing the topic as follows:

If you furnished labor and/or materials to a federal construction project, and were not paid, contractors or suppliers may file a “Miller Act Claim” against the general contractor’s payment bond. You can file a claim on your own, through a filing service, or with an experienced attorney.

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Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe, Jr. obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Scott was recognized as a Leader in Law by CityBusiness Magazine. The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott is a construction litigator in the Pacific Northwest, and the founding member of the bi-coastal law firm, Wolfe Law Group. Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a legal document preparation service for contractors. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept. As an entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.
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