Texas firm recognized for fifth consecutive year
Houston, TX (June 14, 2010) — Andrews Myers, P.C. is pleased to announce that the firm was ranked as a top construction law firm in Texas, receiving a “Band One” rating in the latest edition of the prestigious legal directory, Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This is the fifth consecutive year that the firm has been recognized among the state’s leading construction law firms. Firm attorneys Bill Andrews, Tom Myers and Ben Westcott, were again individually recognized by peers and clients as leading construction lawyers in the state.
Andrews Myers, P.C.’ legal team has extensive experience in construction, real estate, corporate, and labor and employment law. The Chambers directory, which uses client and attorney interviews to rank lawyers, reports that “twelve attorneys at the firm focus solely on construction law, handling everything from construction defaults and design defects to payment bond claims and property damage issues.” The firm’s veteran construction experts are also “widely acclaimed for its arbitration and mediation work.” Chambers also acknowledged the firm for its key role in drafting and supporting “the 2009 Trust Fund Bill, an important piece of Texas legislation providing greater protection for members of the construction industry in the event of a development going into bankruptcy.”
For the past seven years Andrews has been acknowledged by Chambers USA, and has once again received the top ranking among construction lawyers in the state. With more than 30 years of experience in complex construction and engineering-related disputes, claims, litigation, arbitrations and mediations, Chambers’ sources say “he is clearly one of the deans of the industry.” The directory notes that Andrews is “a well-known and esteemed figure with a vibrant construction practice focusing on arbitration matters.”
Myers and Westcott were once more singled out as leaders for their construction law practices. Myers’ 27-year practice includes construction-related transactions, claims and insurance, risk management, surety workouts, litigation and arbitrations. Westcott has more than a decade of experience in transactional and dispute resolution aspects of construction law, with experience including the prosecution and defense of a variety of construction-related issues. Chambers commented that Westcott “is tipped as a future superstar of the firm.”
Chambers USA, an independent legal rating publication, bases its directory rankings on more than 10,000 phone interviews with clients and attorneys over an eight-month period. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.