Watt Tieder Attorneys Top Ranked Nationally
A Distinguished Boutique.
Watt Tieder is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have been recognized by the 2016 edition of Chambers and Partners. The Chambers USA Awards of Excellence honor outstanding lawyers and law firms across the United States, reflecting preeminence in key practice areas and significant achievements over the last twelve months. Chambers and Partners ranks both firms and individuals based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment to the profession among other qualities most valued by clients. Watt Tieder achieved a #1 nationwide ranking, # 1 state ranking for the Virginia office and #3 state ranking for the California office.
As Chambers noted, Watt Tieder is known for being “a distinguished boutique reputed for its broad expertise on all sides of the construction industry.” Chambers went on the point out that Watt Tieder attorneys are “available to assist on all phases of a build, from transactions and project financing, through contracts and dispute resolution.” “A great firm, I can only say good things about them. The attorneys are excellent, they work hard and they have a great client list,” states one client. As another client expounded, “they are the top-tier construction law firm in the country – very few compare with their expertise, their scope, quality of their practice, their spectacular trial lawyers, knowledge and experience.”
The McLean, Virginia office, # 1 state-ranked, is a “market-leading construction specialist renowned for its breadth of experience and coverage.” It “possesses expertise across the piece, with a range of recent work in connection with large-scale projects” and “stands out for its work on contentious matters.” Speaking about Watt Tieder, a California client stated that “[t]hey are specialized; they know the industry well, know the players and can be really effective because of that knowledge. It’s deeper than most firms.”.” Chambers identified Watt Tieder attorneys to include:
John B. Tieder [Eminent Practitioner] is an experienced construction lawyer with an impressive international practice and client base. He is sought out by clients for advice on a range of mandates including those relating to infrastructure projects.
Robert M. Fitzgerald [Senior Stateman] is “definitely a fantastic lawyer” according to his peers. He has over thirty years of experience advising clients on a full range of construction issues. He continues to co-lead the representation of the Traylor-Shea Joint Venture in relation to disputes arising out of a $200 million pipeline project.
Lewis J. Baker [Eminent Practitioner] is a senior partner at the firm and has a wide ranging construction litigation practice. He has experience of advising clients on disputes relating to bids for government contracts.
Carter B. Reid is an “incredibly talented” practitioner with “excellent customer service skills.” He advises clients on a full range of construction matters and is considered “a very strong litigator” by peers.
Vivian Katsantonis regularly works on construction and procurement contracts, with complementary experience in litigation and in representing sureties. Sources say she is “a go-getter and a very good litigator.”
Robert Niesley is “very highly regarded and is one of the top in the country in the surety business.” His practice also includes matters such as construction delay and lost productivity claims.