The Preeminent Choice in Construction

Watt Tieder offers knowledgeable and practical world-wide legal representation to the construction, surety and government contracts industries. Our clients include public and private owners; general, specialty and government contractors; sureties and commercial lenders.  While many of our clients are included among the Engineering News Record Top 400 Contractors and Top 500 Design firms, we also represent a mix of midsize and small companies – some of which are minority owned.  With offices in the metropolitan Washington DC area; Irvine, California; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; and Boston, Massachusetts, as well as relationships with independent law firms around the world, our attorneys provide services throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.  

Although Watt Tieder has grown considerably in size over the past 30 years, we have never lost sight of the values upon which we were founded – partnering with our clients to develop creative and cost effective solutions to meet their particular legal needs. 

Recognized Leader

Watt Tieder is honored to be recognized as one of the top construction and surety law firms in the United States. Watt Tieder has been ranked as the number one construction law firm in the United States by Chambers USA and Watt Tieder consistently achieves top-tier status in the Legal 500 US and the U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" report each year. According to Chambers, clients choose Watt Tieder because they “want to hire the best.”  We are also lauded by Chambers as "undoubtedly the go-to firm" for sureties. 

Commitment to Excellence

We anticipate our clients’ future legal needs by investing today in the people and resources necessary to serve our clients.  Watt Tieder is proud to provide our clients with a diverse group of attorneys with backgrounds in government and private industry, as well as some with degrees in engineering and construction management.   To further enhance the breadth and depth of our legal services we have vertically integrated our firm with an in-house staff of estimating, engineering and scheduling experts, a sophisticated graphics and electronic presentations group, litigation support services and an extensive library and electronic research department.

Active in the Industry

Our attorneys regularly contribute to the construction, procurement, and surety industries by publishing articles, participating in industry groups and speaking at seminars throughout the world.  We also develop customized in-house seminars for our clients on topics of special interest.