Recognized as a Master Mediator by the American Arbitration Association
Ty D. Laurie has been selected as a AAA Master Mediator by the American Arbitration Association

American College of Civil Trial Mediators: An invitation-only non-profit association of mediators nationwide.

  • Ty Laurie is a Fellow in this prestigious organization.

American College of Construction Lawyers: A national organization of outstanding lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in construction law, the College identifies and contributes to solving major construction industry legal problems.

  • Ty Laurie and Dan Brennan are Fellows in this prestigious organization.

U.S. News and World Report gives Laurie & Brennan, LLP Tier 1 rating.
Laurie & Brennan, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking (highest ranking) for construction law in Chicago. Ty D. Laurie and Daniel S. Brennan, have been named Chicago’s Best Lawyers for several years in the area of construction law. Best Lawyers is the premier guide to the world’s top attorneys. All attorneys are nominated by and voted in by their peers. They must earn a spot through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues.

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers in America named Ty D. Laurie 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago Construction Law!

Recognized as a Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
Ty Laurie and Dan Brennan are recognized as top US construction lawyers and listed in the top tier for Illinois firms practicing construction law. Laurie & Brennan, LLP is also recognized as a top construction law firm. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

Recognized by Expert Guides

Expert Guides lists both Ty Laurie & Dan Brennan in their selection of Best of the Best in Construction Law and named Ty Laurie in its top 30 most pre-eminent lawyers in construction in the USA.   Expert Guides covers all the key practice areas of business law, undertaking continuous research to identify only the best individuals in more than  30 practice areas and over 65 jurisdictions worldwide. Our methodology ensures only lawyers with independent nominations for excellence appear in the guides.

American Bar Foundation: The Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

  • Ty Laurie is a member of this foundation.

Recognized by the Leading Lawyers Network
Ty Laurie and Dan Brennan are listed as top 10 construction lawyers in Illinois; Ty Laurie as top lawyer in lawyer neutrals category; Ty Laurie as top 100 leading business lawyers in Illinois; and Ty Laurie as top 100 leading lawyers in Illinois. Leading Lawyers is a guide comprised of the top lawyers in a state, based on peer recommendations and reviews.

Ty Laurie and Dan Brennan are among highly recommended members of the Construction practice in the Midwest.

National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals: As the largest online free public roster of experienced ADR attorneys, this professional association consists of attorneys distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution.   Membership is by invitation only and limited to neutrals who have proven experience in the resolution of commercial & civil disputes. All members have been recognized for their accomplishments through a peer-nomination and client review process.   Ty Laurie is a member of this organization.


Ty Laurie is rated as “AV”, the highest rating available, in this publication.

Super Lawyers Recognizes Laurie & Brennan, LLP Attorneys
Several Laurie & Brennan attorneys have been named as a Super Lawyer or Rising Star. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process based on peer nominations and evaluations as well as third party research to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys. Attorneys under the age of 40 or who have been practicing for fewer than ten years are designated Rising Stars.


Ty Laurie & Dan Brennan are recognized as leaders in Who’s Who Business Lawyers and Construction Lawyers.   Ty Laurie is also listed as a top mediator in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation.