Watt Tieder is pleased to announce its ranking as a Tier 1 National Firm in Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S.News – Best Lawyers. Watt Tieder was also ranked as a Tier 1 firm in Orange County, California (Construction Law and Construction Litigation) and in Washington, D.C. (Arbitration, Construction Law, Construction Litigation and Mediation).

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list, the methodology for the initiative remained the same as in the previous seven years.

Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.

All of the quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm. This data was then compared to other firms within the same metropolitan area and at the national level.