Zetlin & De Chiara Attorneys Selected For The Best Lawyers in America 2018

New York, NY (August 15, 2017) – Zetlin and De Chiara LLP is honored to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and one of the most respected peer review guides in the global legal profession. The Best Lawyers in America list is an annual ranking of lawyers by practice area in which nominees are selected through an extensive peer review process. Ranked attorneys reflect the high level of respect earned among other leading lawyers within their communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

The following attorneys from Zetlin and De Chiara were selected for their accomplishments:


Michael S. Zetlin

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Michael K. De Chiara

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Raymond T. Mellon

Construction Law

Carol J. Patterson

Construction Law

James J. Terry

Construction Law


Timothy F. Hegarty

Construction Law

Loryn P. Riggiola

Commercial Litigation

The list was released earlier today by Best Lawyers. The complete 2018 Best Lawyers rankings can be found at

About Zetlin & De Chiara

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading construction law firm, provides sophisticated legal counsel and business advice to real estate owners and developers as well as architecture and engineering firms in the New York Metropolitan area and around the country.  Many of its attorneys have direct experience with construction and design issues through their work as in-house construction counsel, education and training as architects and engineers, and by earning LEED accreditation. The firm provides counsel throughout the planning, design, and construction process — from drafting and negotiating contracts to advising on risk management strategies.  Zetlin & De Chiara represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and also advises on business formation, licensing and corporate issues.

Media Contacts:

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