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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce it has again been recognized by Construction Executive in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ for 2022. The firm is ranked 18th overall among construction law firms, up from 37 in the 2021 edition.  

“Following the strategic plan to grow Adams and Reese’s construction practice, we doubled down and added strength on strength,” said David Toney, construction team co-leader and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We have incorporated key players in construction law, and the significant jump in our ranking is a testament to the volume of work and expansion of the team that has occurred over the past 12 months.” 

Trent Cotney, who leads the firm’s construction team alongside Toney, adds “In the world of construction law, being ranked among Construction Executive’s Top 50 Law Firms is the top award, and those in our field hold this particular award in high regard. We are eager to continue the upward trajectory by focusing on crucial markets across the country and adding to our already unparalleled roster.” 

Earlier this year, Adams and Reese announced the expansion of its nationally-ranked construction practice when it combined with Tampa, Florida-based Cotney Construction Law LLP. These additions joined the firm’s roster of 58 construction attorneys and took the group to 75 practitioners, creating one of the largest construction practices in the country. 

Now in its 20th year of publication, Construction Executive is the leading trade magazine about the construction industry. The magazine reaches 150,000 leading construction business owners, C-suite executives and top decision-makers including all 21,000 member companies of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) nationwide.  

View the rankings here.

Methodology for The Top 50 Construction Law Firms  

To determine their rankings, Construction Executive asks hundreds of US law firms with a construction practice to complete a survey. Data collected included:   

  1. 2021 revenues from the firm's construction practice;   
  2. number of attorneys in the firm's construction practice;   
  3. percentage of firm's total revenues derived from its construction practice;   
  4. number of states in which the firm is licensed to practice;   
  5. year in which the construction practice was established; and   
  6. the number of AEC clients served during fiscal year 2021.   

Rankings are determined by an algorithm that weighs these factors in descending order of importance. For more information, contact