Andrew G. Vicknair

Prior to entering law school, Andrew Vicknair worked as a software engineer for a major medical manufacturer and as an electrical engineer for a major chemical manufacturer. Andrew regularly uses his prior work experience as a part of his legal practice. He is now a partner in Shields | Mott.

His primary practice areas include all phases of intellectual property including litigation, prosecution, and transactional matters. Andrew handles all aspects of patent, trademark, and copyright litigation; and prosecution of U.S. patent applications, trademark applications, and registration of copyrights with the United States Copyright Office. He handles the drafting and negotiation of intellectual property agreements, such as licensing agreements, assignments, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.

Andrew’s practice also focuses on commercial and construction litigation, including claims related to construction defects, payment disputes, design issues, and general disputes among subcontractors, owners, and general contractors.

Andrew lectures on multiple aspects of intellectual property and construction law topics.


  • All State courts in Louisiana, New York, and Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney


  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Louisiana Tech University (B.S., Biomedical and Electrical Engineering)


  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New Orleans Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section and Construction Law Section
  • Texas State Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Bayou Chapter


  • Handle Construction Project Legal Issues With Confidence, New Orleans and Baton Rouge, National Business Institute, (Dec 2018)
  • Claims Against Architects and Engineers/Design Professionals, Southeast Construction Defect and Dispute Conference, New Orleans, (October 2018)
  • Construction Contracts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2018)
  • AIA Contract Document Workshop, HalfMoon Education, New Orleans (2018)
  • Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets, HalfMoon Education, Baton Rouge (2018)
  • Copyright Law for Construction Plans and Specifications, Lorman (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • Construction Contract Workshop, HalfMoon Education, New Orleans (2017)
  • Current Issues in Louisiana Construction Lien Law, Lorman (2017, 2016)
  • Troubleshooting Construction: Project Legal Issues, NBI (2016)
  • Understanding AIA Document A312 Bond Forms, Lorman (2016)
  • Managing Engineering Risk, HalfMoon Education, Baton Rouge (2016)
  • Construction Law: What do you do When?, NBI (2015)
  • Engineering Law and Ethics, HalfMoon Education, New Orleans (2015)
  • Construction Disputes: Effective (and Practical) Legal Negotiation Strategies, NBI (2014)
  • Construction Lien Law in Louisiana, Lorman (2014)
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues
  • Construction Law in Louisiana, NBI (2013)
  • Procrastinators’ Programs – Patents and Trademarks, New Orleans Bar Association (2011)