Zetlin & De Chiara LLP and our attorneys are recognized by legal ranking organizations for our unsurpassed knowledge of construction our business and legal acumen have earned the firm some of the most sought-after recognition in the legal and construction fields. The firm has been consistently recognized 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.

U.S. news "best law firms"

The firm was again selected for National Tier 1 in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation by U.S. News for its annual “Best Law Firms” ranking. Additionally, the firm is ranked as Metropolitan Tier 1 in New York City in the areas of Construction Law and Construction Litigation and as Metropolitan Tier 2 in New Jersey in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Construction Law.

Chambers USA

The firm has been recognized as a leading construction firm in New York since 2006. Individual attorneys have consistently been selected as leading lawyers as well.

Legal 500 USA

Legal 500 USA Guide, which recognizes the top 500 law firms in the United States, has named Zetlin & De Chiara as a top construction law firm. The firm’s attorneys were described as "invariably timely in their responsiveness and creative in their thinking." 

Best Lawyers

Zetlin & De Chiara was 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. Best Lawyers® also lists many of the firm's attorneys as individual Best Lawyers in Construction Law and Construction Litigation.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

The Top Construction Law Firms

Construction Executive

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

Our attorneys are fellows of the following organizations


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