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Joshua Walsh Mermis

Construction and development Attorney at Houston, TX

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Joshua W. Mermis is a founding partner of West Mermis, PLLC. He has broad experience in litigation, construction, energy and business matters. Joshua has extensive trial experience having conducted jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations involving significant multi-million-dollar commercial projects throughout Texas. He represents operators, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, suppliers, product manufacturers, businesses and individuals in a variety of disputes. Joshua is licensed in Texas.
Joshua is board certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters, which is an honor conferred upon only on 5% of the total lawyers in Texas. He has been recognized as a BestLawyer. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer and Houstonian Top Lawyer. Joshua is the past Chair of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section. West Mermis, PLLC has been rated a Best Law Firm by US News & World Report.

Licensed for 19 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joshua

West Mermis, PLLC
Fulbright Tower
1301 McKinney St., Suite 3120
Houston, TX, 77010

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custom Home Contractor Bankruptcy
Several years ago, I had the unfortunate experience of having the contractor for my custom home go bankrupt. Building a home was stressful enough in and of itself, but it became a nightmare when I found out five months after moving into the home that my contractor had not paid several of his subcontractors in full and they were then coming after me for something I had already paid the contractor for. I wasn’t the big fish of a client that partners in law firms typically take on, and the amount the subcontractors were seeking was trivial for most, but it was a big deal to me and my young family. I was fortunate that the window to file a lien on my property had passed. Joshua took the time to contract and inform each of the attorneys for the subcontractors that any attempt to cloud our title would result in us going after them for the maximum amount allowed under Texas law. The calls and the letters stopped, and me and my family were finally able to enjoy our new home.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Josh has been providing services for me for 8-9 years and is a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Bret | August 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
West-Mermis provides excellent representation for property issues.
Our firm has hired Joshua Mermis and West Mermis on various real estate and business disputes. He expedites claim resolution on small matters, keeping an eye on the value to the client. He also represented us on a larger matter, through jury trial, where his and his team's preparation, diligence, and skill resulted in trial victory, including an award of attorney fees. If you have a business dispute, especially in construction or real estate, hire Joshua Mermis and West Mermis. You won't be disappointed with your choice of representation.
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Posted by Luana | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very appreciative of the expert advise provided by Joshua Mermis
I hired Joshua in February of 2018 to represent me in a RCLA (Residential Construction Liability Act) claim after failing to resolve warranty issues with my builder on my own. Joshua provided excellent and realistic advise throughout. He was always well prepared and kept me informed. The settlement that was reached, without having to go to expensive arbitration, was very fair and I am thankful for the guidance that Joshua provided.
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Posted by Deanna | May 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Expert in field with tactical and strategical approach
Mr. Mermis is an excellent attorney that we hired to represent us when were having problems with our new construction builder. Through his guidance we filed a RCLA and lawsuit due to poor construction practices resulting in water penetration and numerous defects. Mr. Mermis was outstanding in providing a roadmap to collect for damages and for his preparation for our case in arbitration. Not only is he an expert in legal matters, but his ability to easily explain the situation and options for us to consider for our family was greatly appreciated. This was our first experience hiring an attorney and we are so impressed with his professionalism and knowledge that we would not hesitate contacting him again. I highly recommend Mr. Mermis for anyone looking for an attorney to represent them on a residential case.
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Posted by Rusty | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
attorney and business partner
Joshua Mermis cares about us and our business. He understands that by helping us be successful, he'll be successful. He gives us good solid advice, even when it may not mean more business for him. This means we can trust him to do what is in our best interests. He is quick to respond, unlike our experience with most attorneys. He does his homework instead of just throwing out an answer. We'd recommend Joshua to any company looking for a business partner/attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2013
Gets the job done!
I work for a construction company and we were experiencing trouble with collections. When we switched our legal counsel to Mr. Mermis, we saw an increase in past due collections and faster collection times. He has also helped keep our contracts up to date and helps with risk mitigation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • West Mermis, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Johnson, Trent, West & Taylor
  • 2007 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Preis Roy
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • United States Trade Representative
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Clerk
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom
  • 1998 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Motorcycle Rider v. Helmet Manufacturer
  • The trial lasted for 2 weeks, and after deliberating for 20 minutes, the jury found my client not responsible for the woman's injuries.
  • General Contractor v. Subcontractor
  • The jury found in my client's favor and awarded full damages and attorney's fees.

Associations

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Mem
  • 2013 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston World Affairs Council
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Houston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Forensic Expert Witness Association - Monthly Meeting
  • My Expert Retention Checklist: What I'm Looking For When I'm Looking for an Expert
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Josh and his team on a construction defect arbitration where we obtained a $500k+ award for our clients. Very professional, smart, and hardworking lawyer!"
Business Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a terrific lawyer who makes sure to take care of his clients. Josh is not afraid to fight for his clients whether that is in the courtroom or negotiating business transactions. I would highly recommend Josh for your legal needs."
Business Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recommended Joshua to many friends, clients, and family members. Each and ever time they have all received legal representation of the highest quality, from Joshua. Joshua Mermis is a lawyer of great integrity and skill. I do not hesitate to endorse Joshua Mermis."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is an extremely bright and savvy lawyer who is not afraid to get into the courts to fight for his clients. He is well-respected by his peers and has worked on some highly complex cases. I highly endorse him."
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Houston Construction and development Lawyer Joshua Walsh Mermis
Joshua Walsh Mermis
Construction and development Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 19 years
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