Zetlin & De Chiara LLP has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The firm placed in top tiers on both the National and New York City Regional lists for its work in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation.
Best Lawyers® also lists the firm’s leading partners, Michael S. Zetlin, Michael K. De Chiara, Raymond T. Mellon, and Carol J. Patterson, as individual Best Lawyers in Construction Law and Construction Litigation.
“As we celebrate our firm’s 20th anniversary, we continue to value this important recognition from our clients and peers,” said Patricia A. Harris, Managing Partner. “We congratulate our Senior Partners, and applaud them for consistently achieving a place at the top of this list.”
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