Kristin E. Zachman

Attorney | San Antonio


Kristin Zachman is a government contracts lawyer and litigator with over a decade of experience providing legal advice and representation to commercial businesses operating in the federal procurement arena. Kristin counsels government contractors on Small Business Administration certification programs and compliance including the SDVOSB, WOSB, 8(a), and HubZone programs, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian programs, and the All Small Mentor Protégé program. She provides guidance on solicitation reviews as well as representation on bid protests before GAO and the United States Court of Federal Claims. Kristin is adept at handling Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA), Contract Dispute Act (CDA) claims, and appeals. She also handles ancillary matters such as Miller Act claims between prime and subcontractors and EEOC, DOL, and NLRB proceedings.


  • Baylor University School of Law – J.D., 2011
  • Trinity University – B.A., 2008

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Named as Rising Star in Government Contracts by Thomson Reuters (2021 & 2022)

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented protesters before GAO resulting in re-evaluation of proposals and award of attorney fees.
  • Successfully defended client’s $7 million contract award from protest by unsuccessful offeror before GAO and thereafter the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
  • Successfully defended client’s $100 million aircraft refueling contract from protest by unsuccessful offeror before GAO.
  • Areas of Industry Represented in Protests and Government Contract Disputes: Healthcare Services, IT Services, Food Vendor and Cafeteria Service, Waste Disposal, Aircraft Refueling, Aircraft Washing, Base Operations Services, Custodial and O&M for Federal Buildings, Grounds Maintenance, Ambulance Services, Design-Build Construction, Construction and Construction Repairs.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court: Northern, Southern & Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Practice Before

  • United States Comptroller General (GAO)
  • Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
  • Civilian Board of Contract Appeals
  • Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition
  • National Labor Relations Board

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