Zetlin & De Chiara is your unwavering advocate when disputes arise. Because many of our attorneys have previous experience in architecture, engineering, construction and real estate, we recognize issues quickly and advocate proficiently on technical matters.

Zetlin & De Chiara brings this depth of experience to multiple dispute resolution forums, including trials, mediations, arbitrations, appeals and administrative proceedings. We are dedicated to developing strategies that mitigate potential damages and outline practical solutions in the most effective terms, and our attorneys deliver persuasive, cost-effective presentations at both the state and federal levels in a broad range of construction claims.


Zetlin & De Chiara understands the taxing effects of long-term litigation, which is why the firm is dedicated to offering its clients alternative forms of dispute resolution. As a third-party mediator, Zetlin & De Chiara is ready to resolve issues fairly for all parties involved in a timely and professional manner. We leverage our extensive understanding of the legal landscape involved and recognize the importance of personal, human interactions to award all parties a swift resolution without resorting to litigation.

Representative Legal Actions

  • Complex contract claims
  • Scope of services
  • Changed conditions
  • Property damages
  • Errors and omissions
  • Construction defects
  • Design and delay claims
  • Construction safety claims
  • Fee claims
  • Surety claims
  • Construction-related disputes between adjacent property owners