Super Lawyer Recognizes Zetlin & De Chiara LLP as Leader in Construction Litigation

NEW YORK (January 12, 2010) —

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, the region’s leading construction law firm, is proud to announce that senior partners Michael S. Zetlin, Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon and Carol J. Patterson have been recognized by New York Super Lawyers magazine as four of the top construction litigation attorneys in New York for 2010. Only five percent of all lawyers in New York are recognized by Super Lawyers.

“The firm’s reputation has been built on our attorneys unparalleled service to the real estate, design and construction industries,” states Michael K. De Chiara, co-founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP. “We are honored that all of the firm’s senior partners have been recognized by this valued legal resource. It is a reflection of the firm’s dedication and support of construction law, not only in the eyes of our clients but of our legal colleagues as well.”

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, reputation and disciplinary check.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers was first published in Minnesota in 1991. William White, attorney and founding publisher, remains the publisher today. Law & Politics is owned by attorney Vance Opperman, the former president of West Publishing. Super Lawyers can be found online at, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location. 

About Our Firm

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP is a leading national construction law firm committed to providing sophisticated and innovative legal and business advisory services related to real estate, design and construction for a wide spectrum of industries. Our attorneys include individuals with in-house construction counsel experience, degrees in the design professions, and LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies. We have extensive experience representing clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advise on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.