Joshua B. Duvall

Founder | Managing Partner


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Practice Areas

Government Contracts

Bid Protests


Outside General Counsel


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School

  • B.S., University of Maryland University College

Law Journals
  • Senior Staff, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
  • Maryland Bar

  • Florida Bar

  • District of Columbia Bar

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Josh Duvall is the founder and managing partner of Matross Edwards, and he leads our team of trusted contract attorneys in the firm's government contracts and cybersecurity practices.  Josh is also the founder/author of two blogs, GovConJudicata and CyberJudicata, and he is the founder/host of the GovConJudicataPodcast.

Josh is trusted counsel and outside general counsel to small and mid-size businesses in the government contracts and commercial space. Josh counsels and represents government contractors in a broad range of issues relating to the laws and regulations of federal procurement, such as bid protests (GAO, COFC, agency level), size protests, claims and disputes, solicitation review, debriefings, teaming agreements, joint ventures, cybersecurity, data breach, and compliance issues.

Prior to the practice of law, Josh worked in the IT space for small and mid-sized government contractors around the DC Beltway.  Having worked as a malware analyst and systems administrator, and now practicing law in the government contracting space, Josh has a unique understanding of the legal, business, and cybersecurity hurdles that these businesses need to overcome to be successful.

Josh is Vice-Chair of the Bid Protest and Membership Committees for the ABA Section of Public Contract Law, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and is a frequent presenter and author on government contracts and cybersecurity issues.

To learn more about the firm's services, including select representative experience, please visit our Services page.

Speaking Engagements
  • "DFARS Part 202 – Definitions of Words and Terms" – J. Schaus & Associates, 2021 DFARS Webinar Series

  • "A Conversation: NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessments and CMMC" – Blue Ridge GovCon Best Practices Series, Virtual Panel

  • "Government Contracting Law: Your Questions Answered" – AFCEA Small Business Webinar Series, Webinar

  • "CMMC Panel Discussion" – NVSBC Central Florida Chapter, Virtual Panel

  • "Basic Training: Small Business Legal and Regulatory Issues" – National Veteran Small Business Coalition V-VETS'20, Webinar

  • "Getting the Most Out of FAR Part 15 Debriefings" – 2020 HUBZone Small Business Week, Webinar

  • "GAO Bid Protests Explored!" – Glenn Robinson & Blue Ridge Information Systems, GovCon Best Practices Series, Webinar

  • "FAR Part 7 – Acquisition Planning" – J. Schaus & Associates, 2020 FAR Webinar Series

  • "Government Contracts Bid Protests in 2019: Latest Trends, Developments, and Issues Explored!" – The Knowledge Group, Webinar/Course (CLE credits available)

  • "Debriefings and Bid Protests" – 2019 National HUBZone Conference, Chantilly, VA

  • "Pitfalls and Perils of Compliance" – Florida 8(a) Alliance's 2019 Federal Contracting Conference, Orlando, FL

  • "Legal Challenges in Cybersecurity: Data Breaches, Security Assessments, and Cyber Insurance Coverage" – (ISC)² Miami Chapter, Miami, FL

  • "Effective Strategies for Government Contract Debriefings and Bid Protests" – NCMA Mid-Florida Chapter, Orlando, FL

  • "Small Business Primer: Government Contract Debriefings and Bid Protests" – Florida 8(a) Alliance, Webinar

  • "Data Breaches and Crisis Management Planning" – Compliance Week 2018, Washington, DC

  • "Product Security and Compliance Risks with Emerging Technologies" – Compliance Week 2018, Washington, DC

  • "Mentor-Protégé, Joint Venture, and Teaming Agreements" – NVSBC South Florida Chapter, Doral, FL

  • "Best Practices for Debriefings and Protests" – Florida PTAC at UCF, Orlando, FL

  • "Engagement in Defense Innovation and Technologies" – TiECon Florida, Tampa, FL

  • "Contracts 101: The Basics" – In The Trenches MBA Summit, Webinar

  • "GAO Bid Protests: Small Business Primer" – Federal Publications Seminars, Webinar

Select Publications



  • American Bar Association, Section of Public Contract Law

    • Vice-Chair, Bid Protest Committee

    • Vice-Chair, Membership Committee

  • AFCEA Small Business Committee

  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)