Lawyer Monthly has published the official Winners’ Edition of the 2018 Legal Awards and we are pleased to announce that Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald has been named Law Firm of the Year in Construction.  The firm is one of just 200 recipients being recognized for “the ambition, skill and expertise to deliver for their clients” making them the best in the legal industry.  The Legal Awards are based on months of research and readership feedback and are intended to celebrate “the success, innovation and achievements of firms, individual lawyers, solicitors and barristers that have dedicated their resources to serve their clients.”

Watt Tieder was founded in 1978 and was engaged almost exclusively in construction disputes litigation. Today, with offices in McLean, Virginia; Irvine, California; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; and Boston, Massachusetts, Watt Tieder lawyers handle complex design and construction issues and disputes encompassing international and domestic construction, government contracts, surety, commercial transactions and insolvency.

Watt Tieder has remained a highly specialized “boutique” law firm focusing on design, construction, and government contract law. This means that every lawyer, paralegal and staff member devotes nearly 100% of their professional time to design and construction law matters. Watt Tieder principally represents large design firms, design/build contractors, major equipment suppliers, public and private owners, and sureties throughout the country and the world.

In 2018, Watt Tieder attorneys helped to resolve contract disputes as legal counsel for the owner, contractor, architect and subcontractor in federal courts, federal and state Board of Contract Appeals, and countless forms of arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution.  For example, Bob Fitzgerald prevailed on behalf of a client in a bid protest over the right to contest for $5 billion in contracts.  Shelly Ewald and Dave McPherson represented a client in a jury trial resulting in a $44 million verdict on a $46 million claim.  In addition, Scott Fitzsimmons achieved a negotiated settlement of $40 million for a client after a successful ADR.  These are only a few of the many successful results Watt Tieder attorneys achieved for their clients in 2018.

For the firm listing and profile of Robert Fizgerald, please visit Legal Awards 2018.