Adrian A. D’Arcy

Adrian D’Arcy’s primary practice areas include commercial litigation, construction litigation and surety litigation. He is a LEED Green Associate and has presented numerous lectures on green building. Additionally, Adrian crafts and reviews construction contracts so that clients are protected on the front end of projects.

Adrian graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School and is a partner in the firm.

Adrian litigates construction and surety matters in federal and state courts, and in arbitrations. Also, Adrian is a proponent of resolving matters early in mediation and through alternative dispute resolution if possible so clients can focus on their companies and not on litigation.


  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and Southern Districts of Texas and New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (B.A. [Economics] Honors)


  • American Bar Association (Fidelity and Surety Committee of TIPS Section; Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Divisions 7 & 10 (Technology Division Liaison))
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Construction Committee)
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • U.C.D. Alumni Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council (Special Counsel on Executive Committee, Louisiana Chapter)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Bayou Chapter
  • Irish Legal 100


  • E-Discovery, LAGC’s Headquarters Quarterly Report Meeting, Baton Rouge, (Feb 2019)
  • Sustainable Construction and the Law, New Orleans Bar Association Procrastinators Program, New Orleans, (Dec 2018)
  • Handle Construction Project Legal Issues With Confidence, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, National Business Institute, (Dec 2018)
  • Wild Wild West of Louisiana Lien Law, Southeast Construction Defect and Dispute Conference, New Orleans, (Oct 2018)
  • AIA Contract Document Workshop, HalfMoon Education, New Orleans, (Apr 2018)
  • Legal Issues That Arise With Sustainable Construction and the AIA Sustainable Exhibit, National Association of Women in Construction, New Orleans, (Mar 2018)
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, New Orleans, (Mar 2018)
  • Lien Law under Louisiana’s Public Works and Private Works Acts, New Orleans Bar Association, (Dec 2017)
  • Construction Defect Litigation: from A to Z, National Business Institute, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, (Dec 2017)
  • 2017 Changes to the AIA Contract Documents, (Sep 2017)
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute, (May 2017)
  • How to Get Your Social Media, E-Mail and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out), National Business Institute, (Mar 2017)
  • Written Discovery in Construction Litigation, New Orleans Bar Association, (Dec 2016)
  • Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, National Business Institute, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, (Dec 2016)
  • Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in Louisiana, National Business Institute, New Orleans, (Nov 2016)
  • Understanding AIA Document A312 Bond Forms, Lorman Education Services, nationwide webinar, (Oct 2016)
  • Green Building 101: What Attorneys Need to Know and Why, New Orleans Bar Association, (Apr 2016)
  • Construction Law, What do you do When..? National Business Institute, (Dec 2015)
  • Construction Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute, (Jun 2013, Jun 2014, Dec 2014)
  • Green Building: What is it? And what does it mean for Sureties? HCC in-house presentation, (Jun 2013)
  • Green Building: What’s Next? A discussion of the International Green Construction Code, New Orleans Bar Association, (Jun 2011)
  • Construction Lien Law, New Orleans Bar Association, (Dec 2011)
  • Green Building: What’s it all about and What Does it Mean for Lawyers?, New Orleans Bar Association, (Dec 2010)
  • Façade Inspections, Energy Conservation and Bedbugs in New York City, Emerald Guild Society, (Nov 2010)
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About Being a Construction Professional in Louisiana, CFMA, (Aug 2010)
  • Louisiana Lien Law and Bankruptcy: How the Two Interplay When as Owner Enters into Bankruptcy, New Orleans Bar Association, (Jun 2009)
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute, (Dec 2008)
  • Current Issues in Lien Law, National Business Institute, (Nov 2009, Mar 2010)
  • Written Discovery in Construction Litigation, New Orleans Bar Association, (Dec 2009)
  • Construction Lien Law in Louisiana, Lorman Educational Services, (2008 – 2014)
  • Construction Law for Non-Lawyers, Urban League, (Dec 2009)


  • “Houston, We Have a Problem: Could Legal Codes, Land Use Regulations, and Zoning Requirements Blunted Harvey’s Devastation?” “2 x 4 x 10”, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Division 10 (Winter 2017)
  • “Project Owners and the AIA’s Sustainable Project Contract Documents” (Journal of ABA Forum on Construction Law, Vol 37, No. 1 (Winter 2017)