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Smith Pachter McWhorter Earns "Significant Praise for Their Record of Success" from Market Sources in Chambers USA 2011 Attorney Rankings


Chambers USA 2011 attorney rankings described Smith Pachter McWhorter as a “widely respected construction and government contract law boutique [which] provides cost-effective counseling.  Clients highlight the group's attentive and efficient service.”  Smith Pachter McWhorter lawyers also earn considerable praise for their defense of clients in major cost overrun claims.  Clients interviewed by Chambers said: "These flexible, pragmatic lawyers provide great value and a personalized service." “An excellent firm; they understand what we want to achieve and help us get there. The attorneys are very responsive and have a positive outlook.”

Five partners were identified as leaders in their areas of practice based on an extensive survey of clients and peers:

  • Richard Smith
  • John Pachter 
  • Val McWhorter 
  • Brian Vella 
  • Mark Hanson