Bachara Named 2017 Construction Lawyer of the Year

Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 15, 2016 – Chip Bachara has been named Jacksonville’s 2017 Construction “Lawyer of the Year” (Litigation) by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Bachara, who recently recovered more than $10 million for the Jacksonville Port Authority in a construction dispute concerning the Dames Point Container Terminal, also received the honor in 2012.

“It means a great deal to be acknowledged by respected colleagues in the legal community,” Bachara said, “and I am truly honored by this recognition. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to serve the community and the construction industry as a lawyer.”

Best Lawyers publishes annual lists of outstanding attorneys based on the results of thousands of exhaustive, confidential peer-review surveys of leading lawyers. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees are rated highly for ability, professionalism and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.

The founding partner of Jacksonville’s Bachara Construction Law Group, Bachara, has focused exclusively on construction disputes throughout his career. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, is an American Arbitration Association-approved Arbitrator for complex construction disputes, and is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court.

Bachara has been AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1991 and named multiple times to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, he was named to the inaugural class of Jacksonville’s “Ultimate Attorneys” by his peers and the Jacksonville Business Journal. He is currently serving a second term on the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, which he chaired from 2012-2014.

About Bachara Construction Law Group

Founded in 2007 and named one of the Best Law Firms in America by Best Lawyers, Bachara Construction Law Group provides legal representation to public and private owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, construction trades and material suppliers throughout the Southeast. With extensive experience in every aspect of construction law, the Bachara Group handles every type of construction dispute. The firm’s attorneys take pride in providing top-level talent, technology and results along with personal service and attention. Learn more at