Shields | Mott LLP has grown from four attorneys in 1995 to a firm that bears an elite name in Construction Law and Surety Law, with a record of successful litigation outcomes. Our varied other practices enable us to represent clients in related areas including insurance defense, contractor licensing issues, labor relations and employment law, products liability,  and land use and zoning.

Recent demands for Intellectual Property prosecution and conflicts have created an area of substantial growth for our firm. We are conveniently located in the New Orleans CBD but our corporate and individual work is regional.

The firm has attained the highest AV Martindale Hubbell® rating. Many of our attorneys are named in Chambers, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and other superlative listings. Our attorneys also have degrees in other areas related to the practices, such as Architecture, Business, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Economics and Civil Engineering.

Shields | Mott prides itself on vigorously and aggressively representing clients in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and in the halls of government. Please contact us so we can demonstrate why our clients made us their firm of choice.

In the News

Construction Executive 2020

Shields | Mott was recognized by Construction Executive magazine as one of the Top 50 law firms in the country for Construction Law. Law firms specializing in construction have the unique industry experience essential to guide their clients through a complex maze of compliance and contracts to ensure the health of the construction enterprise. Contractors, developers, and sureties who retain counsellors experienced in the unique aspects of construction law are better equipped to come out ahead when a contract dispute arises. The legal ramifications of a non-specific contract, failing to keep track of new employment and safety laws, and many other risks can more likely be avoided with a capable construction law firm in the client’s corner. Our extensive arbitration and litigation experience of construction and surety cases has proven of great benefit to our clients.

Construction law. It’s what we do.™






Shields | Mott L.L.P. is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including one as “Ones to Watch”. Sonny Shields, Adrian’ D’Arcy, Andrew Vicknair, Betsy Gordon, Jeff Prattini, Jessica Derenbecker, and Laura Avery have been recognized for Construction Law and Construction Litigation.  Learn more.

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