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.


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. Sonny Shields, Adrian’ D’Arcy, Andrew Vicknair, Betsy Gordon, Jeff Prattini, and Jessica Derenbecker have been recognized for Construction Law and Construction Litigation.  Learn more.

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