Lawrence J. West

Lawrence J. West


West Mermis, PLLC

Recognized since 2018

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Construction

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Mr. West is the Managing partner, of West Mermis PLLC. He is in his 30th year of practice handling cases all over the State of Texas. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, construction defect litigation, business litigation and worksite accidents. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating in legal ability & ethical standards. This year he was again named both as a Super Lawyer and one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers. He was also named as a Best Lawyer and one of the Premier 100 by the National Academy of Jurisprudence. Mr. West is a frequent lecturer on business litigation, construction litigation, and risk shifting provisions in commercial contracts.

Location

  • 1301 McKinney Street, Suite 3120
    Houston, TX 77010

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., graduated 1988
  • The University of Texas, B.B.A., graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988

Affiliations

  • Associated General Contractors – Texas Chapter - Member
  • Board of Directors & General Counsel, Post Oak Little League (2005-2009) - Member
  • Board of Directors, Houston Country Club (2007-2010) - Member
  • Board of Directors, Post Oak YMCA (2000-2008) - Member
  • Board of Trustees, Episcopal High School (2010-2014) - Member
  • Construction Law Section – State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Construction Practice Group – DRI - Member
  • Construction Practice Group – IADC - Member
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • International Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • President, UT Austin McCombs Business School Parents’ Council (2014-2016) - President
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Texas Bar Association - Life Fellow
  • The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council (2006-present) - Member
  • The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council (2015-2016) - Chairman
  • UT Austin Development Board (2013-present) - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1992

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Construction

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2019
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell

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Practice Areas:

Complex Commercial Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation, Business Litigation and Worksite Accidents

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