In November, Watt Tieder opened its fifth office in Boston, broadening its industry-leading expertise to New England.  The addition of four veteran attorneys, with practices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, advances Watt Tieder’s core strength of providing client-focused service marked by boutique expertise and big firm depth.  Watt Tieder’s New England partners, Bradford Carver, CharCretia Di Bartolo, Paula-Lee Chambers and Jonathan Burwood, are seasoned construction, surety and commercial litigators, ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News & World Report for Construction Law and Construction Litigation.


For almost forty years, Brad has been one of the premier surety, fidelity and construction attorneys in New England, while also maintaining a top-notch commercial litigation practice.  Brad received his bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and his law degree from Western New England College School of Law.  Brad is an experienced trial lawyer, and was recognized by Best Lawyers publication as Boston’s Lawyer of the Year for Construction Litigation in 2019.


CharCretia is an accomplished commercial litigator specializing in surety, fidelity and construction.  She also represents businesses and insurers in responding to various contract, employment and tort claims.  CharCretia holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.  Her active litigation practice extends from Massachusetts to Rhode Island where she regularly appears before the state and federal courts and various administrative agencies.


Paula-Lee is an experienced trial attorney practicing in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont specializing in construction, surety and fidelity, insurance coverage disputes and consumer practices.  She received a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College and her law degree from the Massachusetts School of Law.  Paula-Lee brings her considerable experience as a former in-house claims attorney to her sophisticated litigation practice.  Paula-Lee also served in the Army Reserve, SP5.


Jonathan has two decades of experience as a commercial litigator, with an exclusive focus on construction and surety matters.  He holds degrees from American University’s School of Public Affairs and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.  Jonathan’s practice emphasizes quality and efficiency in the management of complex and high-stakes disputes, with a premium placed on practicality and client-favorable business decisions.


For over forty years, Watt Tieder has been recognized as one of the top firms for construction, surety, government contracts, insolvency, commercial litigation and transactions, in the United States and internationally.  With its new office in Boston, Watt Tieder looks forward to advancing that legacy by building solutions for our clients across New England.