Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo Recognized by Chambers USA Top Construction Attorney...


CERRITOS, CALIF. Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (“AALRR”) is pleased to announce that it has once again been included in the Chambers USA Guide. This prestigious guide ranks the nation’s leading firms and lawyers, based upon thousands of interviews with clients, attorneys, and third-party experts. Chambers guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and are trusted globally to objectively determine the world’s best lawyers and law firms. 

AALRR was recognized as a leader in the area of construction law, garnering a Band Three ranking. The 2016 Chambers USA Guide states that AALRR “fields significant transactional and litigation capabilities” and “stands out for its expert representation of clients such as administrative agencies and school districts while also handling a wide range of private sector work for contractors and owners.”

Partner Mary Salamone, from AALRR’s Irvine office, was recognized for her individual contributions to the construction law practice and named to the Third Band of the Guide’s practitioner rankings. Individual attorneys are ranked on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their effectiveness, and their client service. According to the Chambers Guide, “Mary Salamone draws praise for her broad-based construction practice, which includes both contentious and non-contentious matters.”

Mary Salamone has dedicated her entire career exclusively to the area of construction law and has acquired extensive knowledge of all aspects of construction projects and disputes on behalf of owners, designers, and contractors. Ms. Salamone often is called upon for her construction law expertise and litigation skills when high stakes, complex disputes are involved. She has handled easily over a billion dollars in claims and has worked on notable projects such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, University of Phoenix Stadium (home to the Arizona Cardinals), Middle Harbor Redevelopment - Port of Long Beach, and Aladdin Hotel and Casino (now known as Planet Hollywood).

Ms. Salamone is AV® Preeminent rated by LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell and has been honored as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which recognizes only one-half of one percent of all trial lawyers. Ms. Salamone also serves as a Neutral on the Large and Complex Case Panel for the American Arbitration Association.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With over 35 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms. Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of education, labor and employment, construction, complex litigation, corporate, taxation, and white collar law. Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties and special districts. We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations. At 160 lawyers and growing, AALRR has eight offices in Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at and sign up for our blogs,,, and

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