Houston, TX/Press/March 27, 2018 – Lawrence J. West, Attorney and Partner with West Mermis PLLC was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America 2018-2019 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
The accomplishments attained by Mr. Lawrence J. West in the field of Legal Services, warrants inclusion into The Top Attorneys of North America.
“There is no substitute for hard work, the best lawyers are the most prepared.”- Lawrence J. West
Whether it’s a contract dispute, an oil and gas or mechanics’ lien, or general business needs, West Mermis PLLC can work with you to solve your issues. With more than 40 years of combined trial experience, you can trust that West Mermis PLLC will handle your case professionally and effectively. The firm represents defendants and plaintiffs in construction and business disputes, headquartered in Houston, Texas, they are there to help resolve a client issues through expert analysis and trial work.
Mr. Lawrence West, admitted to the Texas Bar in 1988, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989,the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1990, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1991, the U. S. District Court and the Western District of Texas, 1992, is a founding partner of West Mermis PLLC. and currently serves as its Managing partner. He has more than 28 years of litigation experience handling cases all over the State of Texas. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, construction defect litigation, business litigation and worksite accidents.
Attorney West, recently handled a complex case (G.T. Leach Builders, LLC vs. Sapphire V.P., L.P.), after a 9 year battle involving a condominium high-rise, The Sapphire on South Padre Island, the building was damage when Hurricane Dolly hit the shore in the summer of 2008. The building was not properly secured for the necessary standards of a storm. West Mermis took over the legal matter, that went to the Texas Supreme Court, which became a landmark case, as a result Mr. West and the Legal team won on all accounts, and today this case is the law of the land in Texas. The case had a profound impact on how Texas courts interpret arbitration provisions.
Mr. West is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. 1988, and received his B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas, 1984. He is a member of Life Fellow, of both the Houston Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Association, the Construction Practice Group DRI, Construction Practice Group IADC, Construction Law Section State Bar of Texas, Associated General Contractors Texas Chapter, Chancellor’s Council The University of Texas System (2006-present), Chairman of the Chancellor’s Council (2015-2016), UT Austin Development Board (2013-present), President, UT Austin McCombs Business School Parents’ Council (2014-2016), Board of Trustees, Episcopal High School (2010-2014), Board of Directors, Post Oak YMCA (2000-2008), Board of Directors & General Counsel, Post Oak Little League (2005-2009), and the Board of Directors, Houston Country Club (2007-2010).
Mr. West is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating in legal ability & ethical standards. In addition, this year he was again named both as a Super Lawyer and one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers. Mr. West is a frequent lecturer on business litigation, construction litigation and risk shifting provisions in commercial contracts.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.