HOUSTON, TX — Andrews Myers is consistently recognized among the best in client and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings, and the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business continues this trend. In New York 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 seventh consecutive year that Andrews Myers has been named a top construction law firm in Texas.
Chambers veterans William K. “Bill” Andrews, Thomas W. “Tom” Myers, William B. “Ben” Westcott and William J. “Jason” Walker were individually recognized for their accomplishments by peers and clients as leading construction lawyers in the state. 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.
The 2012 Chambers USA Ranking:
THE FIRM: This practice receives extensive praise for its outstanding service and depth of resources. The team has recently been bolstered with the arrival of lateral hires that have added to its strengths in transactional matters, project counseling and construction litigation. It also continues to perform strongly in lien and payment bond claims as well as OSHA citations. Highlights include successfully representing Petrofac against a Department of Energy contractor in an arbitration hearing. Other clients include Toshiba International, Boyer and Consolidated Electrical Distributors.
Sources say: “The principals are very well respected in the local community and the team is well staffed and trained. They bring quality to every case, telling me when I’m throwing good money after bad and when to go all out.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS: William Andrews receives high praise from clients and peers, with one noting that “he is the leading lawyer in the region for high-dollar, complex construction disputes whether commercial or industrial.” He is well renowned for handling lawsuits as well as alternative dispute resolution.
Thomas Myers is considered an excellent choice for complicated contractual matters. According to sources, “he has the ability to reduce very complex transactions into manageable legal structures.” He is also well versed in arbitration, litigation and risk management. He receives praise across the board, with clients describing him as “business-oriented, extremely responsive and willing to do whatever it takes to help.”
Researchers are told that Jason Walker “works in the best interests of the client while keeping costs to a minimum.” He receives plaudits for his extensive knowledge of bonds and is considered a “wonderful expert” on construction liens.
William Westcott continues to receive wide acclamation from clients as “an excellent advocate who is adept at dealing with complex issues,” while peers predict that “he will fast become one of the top names in the state.” Over the past year he has been heavily involved in the legislative process, helping to draft two successfully passed state construction bills.