HOUSTON, TX — Andrews Myers is consistently recognized among the best in client and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings, and the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business continues this trend. At a press conference today, Chambers announced Andrews Myers as a top construction law firm in Texas, awarding it a “Band One” rating, and listing four AM lawyers as leading individuals in their fields. This will be the tenth consecutive year that Andrews Myers has been named a top construction law firm in Texas.
Bill Andrews, Tom Myers were once again awarded individual Band One rankings, and Ben Westcott and Jason Walker were elevated to Band Two rankings for 2015. All four attorneys were individually recognized for their accomplishments by peers and clients as leading construction lawyers in the state. Congratulations to all!
The 2015 Chambers USA Ranking read:
What the team is known for Has a prominent position in the market for high stakes disputes arising out of commercial developments. Advises on non-contentious construction work including contract negotiation, risk mitigation and insurance. Acts for an array of entities including educational institutions, developers and manufacturers.
Strengths/Client Quotes “They really understand our mindset and how we want to pursue things and they really take the time to understand what we want.”
“I hired them to keep me out of litigation and arbitration, and they have done an excellent job of it.”
Bill Andrews is described by sources as “very insightful, and he understands issues immediately, so that we can get down to the difficult things and ignore extraneous issues.” Others say he is “really well connected” and “extremely smart on construction projects.” His highlights of the year include advising on energy-related construction disputes.
Tom Myers is a notable attorney with a high profile for representation of construction contractors. “He’s extremely practical,” “he knows exactly how to get to the heart of an issue and knows what I want,” according to delighted clients. He has recently advised on contentious construction matters connected with the oil and gas industry.
Jason Walker recently advised an owner on litigation arising from alleged negligent performance of a build-to-suit contract. He heads up the firm’s litigation practice, and wins plaudits for his effective approach. “He is very smart and a good trial lawyer. He is not afraid of questioning to get what he needs out of witnesses,” according to sources.
Ben Westcott represents a broad range of entities, and recently had a lead role advising Boyer on its dispute with BorTunCo concerning construction of waterlines to supply Galveston Island. “Aggressive but effective” and “very easy to deal with” is how sources describe his litigation style.
Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.
Founded in 1990, with offices in Houston and Austin, Andrews Myers, Attorneys at Law, is a corporate law firm and recognized market leader in Texas construction law. The firm focuses on the concentrated disciplines of construction, commercial real estate, corporate and business transactions, with additional emphasis on related issues including bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and capital formation. A seasoned team of attorneys provides timely and cost-effective solutions to the most complex problems facing entrepreneurs and middle-market industry leaders throughout the state and the nation. For more information please visit www.andrewsmyers.com.