West Mermis Co-Founders earn National Recognition


Lawrence J. West and Joshua W. Mermis, co-founders of the Houston-based litigation boutique West Mermis PLLC, have both been named to the 2019 listing of The Best Lawyers in America as well as the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. West and Mr. Mermis have been recognized for two consecutive years by Best Lawyers for their work in construction litigation. In addition to this year’s Super Lawyers recognition, Mr. West has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list each year since 2014. Mr. Mermis was first recognized in 2017, after earning appearances on the companion Texas Rising Stars list from 2010-2011 and again from 2014-2016.

“To be placed among the very best attorneys is certainly a great honor,” Mr. West said. “However, the overall success of our firm would not be possible without the fierce dedication and unwavering commitment put forth by our entire team.”

For more than 25 years, Mr. West has defended a variety of businesses, including contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers, in all types of litigation and premises liability matters. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section and for more than 10 years has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Mermis is known for his broad experience in litigation, particularly in the areas of construction, energy, product liability and business law. He also previously served as past chairman of the Houston Bar Association’s Construction Law Section and frequently speaks on a variety of topics concerning the construction and energy industries.

“It is a high point in any attorney’s career to be nationally recognized,” said Mr. Mermis. “These honors reinforce my drive and ability to provide clients with outstanding legal representation.”

West Mermis has brought together some of the area’s top legal talent, with highly skilled attorneys in litigation, construction and business law. The firm carries a solid reputation that is backed with courtroom experience and knowledge that contributes to favorable results for its clients.

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