Zetlin & De Chiara LLP and our attorneys are recognized by domestic and international legal ranking organizations for our unsurpassed knowledge of construction.  Our business and legal acumen have earned the firm recognition by Chambers USA, Legal 500 USA and Best Lawyers, and many of our attorneys are recognized in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Expert Guides, and Client Choice, and Martindale Hubbell.

Given that these awards rely on client recommendations, they speak directly to the exceptional level of client service and strong business insight our attorneys provide. A number of these awards also rely on peer nominations – a testament to the well-regarded work of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP by contemporaries in the industry.

Best Lawyers

Each year, Best Lawyers® lists many of the firm's attorneys as individual Best Lawyers in Construction Law and Construction Litigation.

U.S. news "best law firms"

Zetlin & De Chiara has been named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® since 2012. 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. 

Chambers USA

Zetlin & De Chiara has been recognized as a leading construction law firm in New York since 2006. Individual attorneys are consistently been selected as leading lawyers as well. Described as a "go-to firm for construction matters," a client added, "Zetlin & De Chiara does first-rate work; the firm is exceptional."

Clients Choice

Client Choice, which recognizes law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care and the quality of their service, nominated our attorneys for their ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market.

The Top Construction Law FirmsConstruction Executive

Zetlin & De Chiara, one of a handful of the country’s leading law firms devoted exclusively to construction law, ranks highly in Construction Executive’s The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™.

Expert Guides

Expert Guides, one of the most trusted resources for international buyers of legal services because of its research in the world's legal market, identified both partners as leading lawyers as chosen by their peers.

Legal 500 USA

Legal 500 USA Guide, which recognizes the top 500 law firms as named Zetlin & De Chiara as a Band 1 Construction Law firm. Described as a boutique construction law firm "with a deep bench and understanding of how a construction project is built and how to address disputes when they happen, "Zetlin & De Chiara is routinely involved in projects across the US and internationally." 

Martindale Hubbell/AV-Rated

The firm has been awarded the highest peer review rating, the AV. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that the firm is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence.  Many of the firm’s attorneys have been listed as top lawyers according to peer review ratings.

New York Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers lists attorneys who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by their peers, in Construction/Surety or Construction Litigation, for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers. 

Who’s Who Legal

Who's Who Legal, which identifies the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive independent research, has named our attorneys as individuals who have performed exceptionally well according to in-depth assessments of their findings. 

Our attorneys are fellows of the following organizations


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