AttorneysJarrard & Lowrey is the successor firm to Jarrard & Richard (1994 - 2001) and the Jarrard Law Group (2001 - 2010). Since its inception, the firm's practice has focused on representation of hotel owners in connection with design/construction contracts, hotel acquisitions and other real estate transactions and hotel management agreements. Short bios of the firm's members follow:
J. Michael Jarrard has been engaged in the practice of law since 1970, specializing in litigation, construction, commercial real estate transactions and hospitality law matters.
He began his career in 1970 serving as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. He then spent five years in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Jarrard joined the Marriott Corporation Law Department in 1976 where he served as counsel to Marriott's Architecture and Construction Division for twelve years while handling a variety of hotel acquisitions on Marriott's behalf. In 1988, Mr. Jarrard joined Marriott's Architecture and Construction Division as a Product Executive, assuming responsibility for the development of the Company's Courtyard hotel program. He left Marriott in 1991, returning to private practice in the construction litigation group at Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson in Washington, D.C.
In January 1994, Mr. Jarrard left Seyfarth, Shaw to open up his own private law practice. Soon thereafter, in April 1994, he and Kerry Richard founded the firm of Jarrard & Richard, specializing in the representation of hotel owners in a broad range of legal matters. In July, 2001, Mr. Jarrard organized The Jarrard Law Group, LLC as the successor firm to Jarrard & Richard.
Mr. Jarrard earned his J.D. degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1970, where he participated in the National Moot Court Competition. He graduated from the Duke University in 1967 with a B.A. degree in Economics. He is admitted to practice in the federal and states courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Missouri.
F. Douglas Lowrey has been engaged in the practice of law since 1998, specializing in construction and hospitality law matters.
He began his career with Jarrard & Richard in September 1998 where he specialized in the representation of hotel owners with regard to all aspects of construction law. Mr. Lowrey remained with The Jarrard Law Group, LLC, the successor firm to Jarrard & Richard, until 2002 when he left to join Tobin, O'Connor & Ewing. At Tobin, O'Connor & Ewing and its successor firm, Tobin, O'Connor, Ewing & Richard, Mr. Lowrey represented construction management firms and health care companies with regard to contract, labor and employment and business immigration issues. In January 2005, Mr. Lowrey rejoined The Jarrard Law Group, LLC where he specializes in construction and hospitality law matters.
Mr. Lowrey earned his JD from the University of Maryland in 1998. He attended James Madison University on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science in 1992. He is admitted to practice in Maryland.