• Chambers USA Guide To America's Leading Lawyers for Business

    #1 Nationwide Ranking and #1 State Ranking in 2015

    Chambers USA List from 2004-2015 & National Award for Excellence 2009 and 2011

    Chambers and Partners, a London-based publisher, selects leading firms and lawyers by researching firms and lawyers for each state, in over twenty areas of commercial law, and conducting over 5 ,000 interviews with top private practice attorneys and in-house counsel. The USA Guide was first published in 2003.  Chambers USA ranked Watt Tieder as the #1 Construction Law Firm in the United States for 2009 and 2011.   "It is an excellent construction law firm.  It is their niche and they do it well.  They are very capable of handling virtually anything in that regime."  As noted by Chambers USA , clients are full of praise for Watt Tieder as the "prestigious boutique," which has developed a reputation for its "tenacious pursuit of its clients' best interests." Credited with "delivering on all fronts," the Firm combines an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry with a penetrating understanding of wider business issues. "You need to be an expert on how the US government contracting network works, as well as someone who knows construction law inside and out - and this firm is both," explained one interviewee.

  • The Legal 500 United States

    Watt Tieder is Ranked Tier 1

    Legal 500 List from 2007-2015

    The Legal 500 US--a directory of leading legal practitioners compiled on the basis of independent, client and peer-based referrals--ranks Watt Tieder as a leading Construction Law Firm in the United States. As clients and peers have noted in the Legal 500, working with Watt Tieder is a "real pleasure" and a "great experience." The firm's attorneys handle a diverse range of domestic and international construction matters, and are chosen by clients because they are viewed as "top of the charts on service, price and competence," as well as "knowledgeable and responsive." Attorneys at the firm are furthermore praised for their "character and experience." The "very client-minded firm" makes a point of hiring individuals from a wealth of relevant backgrounds including, government, engineering, construction and private industry, leaving clients "very pleased with the service received."

  • U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms

    Tier 1 Law Firm for Six Years in a Row

    U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms from 2010-2015

    The rankings by U.S. News - Best Lawyers has recommended Watt Tieder as a Tier 1 firm for Construction Law nationally,  and regionally in Orange County, and in the Washington DC Metro Area for 2015.  Watt Tieder has also been named a Tier 1 Law Firm in Washington DC for their outstanding successes in mediations and arbitrations nationwide.  Watt Tieder's Top Tier status has been recognized since the inaugural Best Law Firms ranking in 2010. Over the past two decades, U.S. News has earned a reputation as a trusted publication providing the public with in-depth rankings of a wide range of institutions while, Best Lawyers has ranked individual lawyers based on peer reviews for nearly thirty years. Their combined expertise led to the Best Law Firms rankings designed to help guide referring lawyers and clients alike. Obtaining a first-tier ranking is a highly-regarded distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.

  • Super Lawyers

    Regularly Recognized For Being Super Lawyers

    Watt Tieder attorneys are consistently recognized by Super Lawyers each year in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Southern California, Mountain States, Washington, and Illinois. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of lawyers who have achieved a high level of peer recognition and professional merit. Over sixty practice areas are recognized for the selection to Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Law and Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc., is distributed nationwide.

  • The Best Lawyers In America

    Our Attorneys Are Among the Best in America

    Watt Tieder and its attorneys are Top-Listed in Virginia and California in Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting comprehensive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their peers. They are one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession and have been ranking attorneys for nearly thirty years.

  • Corporate International

    Construction Law Advising Firm of the Year in the U.S. for 2010

    Corporate International recognized Watt Tieder as the Construction Law Advisory Firm of the Year in the United States for 2010.   The Corporate International Global Awards commemorate firms who have demonstrated excellence in expertise and service.  Corporate International magazine is a leading source for business leaders, professional advisors and financial institutions worldwide.  Law firms are shortlisted for annual Global Awards after the magazine’s research department conducts extensive reviews based on 11,500 nominations from law firms, in-house counsel teams, business directors and private individuals in more than one hundred countries for more than sixty practice areas.