Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP’s practice involves offering knowledgeable and practical world-wide legal representation to the construction, surety, government contracts and commercial real estate industries. Our clients include public and private owners; general, specialty and government contractors; sureties; real estate developers and commercial lenders. Although many of our clients are included among the Engineering News Record Top 400 Contractors and Top 500 Design firms, we also represent a mix of midsize and small companies . With offices in the metropolitan Washington DC area; Irvine, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Miami, Florida; and a relationship with an independent European law firm in Munich, Germany, our attorneys provide services throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.
Although WTHF has grown considerably in size over the past 30 years, we have never lost sight of the values upon which we were founded – partnering with our clients to develop creative and cost effective solutions to meet their particular legal needs.
WTHF is honored to be recognized as one of the top construction and surety law firms in the United States. In 2009 and 2011, WTHF was ranked as the number one construction law firm in the United States by Chambers USA, the Legal 500 US and Best Lawyers. According to Chambers, clients choose WTHF because they “want to hire the best.” We are also lauded by Chambers as "undoubtedly the go-to firm" for sureties.
Commitment to Excellence
We anticipate our clients’ future legal needs by investing today in the people and resources necessary to serve our clients. WTHF is proud to provide our clients with a diverse group of attorneys with backgrounds in government and private industry, as well as some with degrees in engineering and construction management. To further enhance the breadth and depth of our legal services we have vertically integrated our firm with an in-house staff of estimating, engineering and scheduling experts, a sophisticated graphics and electronic presentations group, litigation support services and an extensive library and electronic research department.
Active in the Industry
Our attorneys regularly contribute to the construction, procurement, surety and real estate industries by publishing articles, participating in industry groups and speaking at seminars throughout the world. We also develop customized in-house seminars for our clients on topics of special interest.