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John Anthony Wolf

Senior Counsel

John Anthony Wolf is senior counsel in Baker Donelson's Baltimore office.

Professional Biography

Mr. Wolf's focus is on construction contract negotiation, litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) matters.

His clients are involved in domestic and international power, industrial, economic development, public works and commercial projects.

A Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and American College of Construction Lawyers, Mr. Wolf has tried major construction cases in numerous jurisdictions across the country. He represents owner-developers, state agencies, lenders and other funding agencies, design builders, engineers, construction managers, contractors and power generating equipment manufacturers.

Mr. Wolf has appeared before panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), Center for Public Resources (CPR) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and has represented clients in mediations, mini-trials and dispute review board matters.

He also regularly serves as a neutral in ADR proceedings, an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations, a mediator and member of disputes review boards.

For many years, Mr. Wolf has taken an active role on boards of non-profit organizations and institutions serving the Baltimore area, including the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Maryland, Business Volunteers Maryland (past chairman), The Maryland Public Television Foundation (chairman), MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, the Equal Justice Council and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mr. Wolf is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Washington & Lee University. He is a recipient of the University's Distinguished Alumnus Award and Honorary Order of the Coif, and a member of Washington & Lee's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Community Service


  • Fellow – American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow – American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2024 Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year" in Baltimore
  • Listed since 1999 in The Best Lawyers in America®, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, International Arbitration - Commercial, International Arbitration - Governmental and Mediation Categories
  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers, Top 100 Maryland Lawyers (2015); Construction Surety (2007 – 2008); Construction Litigation (2009 – 2022)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as a leading Construction lawyer in Maryland (2021 – 2023)
  • Listed in The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2019, 2020)
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Honorary Order of the Coif
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Honorary Order of the Coif
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A.
    • Omicron Delta Kappa


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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