Michael Blackwell attorney

Michael S. Blackwell

Michael Blackwell’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of construction litigation, surety law, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, and complex civil litigation.

While at Loyola Law School, Michael was the managing print editor for the Loyola Law Review, a brief writer and oralist for the Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Team, and a William L. Crowe, Sr. scholar.


  • All Louisiana and Texas State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
  • University of South Alabama (B.A., English)


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum (Construction Law)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Recent Developments in Louisiana Construction Law, CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter (Jul 2018)
  • Construction Contracts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (Jul 2018)
  • AIA Contract Document Workshop, HalfMoon Education, New Orleans (Apr 2018)
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute (Mar 2018)
  • Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z, National Business Institute (Dec 2017)
  • Current Issues in Louisiana Construction Lien Law, Lorman (Dec 2017)
  • Recent Developments in Construction Law, CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter (Jul 2017)
  • The Potential Price of Ethics and Liability, Gulf States Engineering Conference (Jun 2017)
  • The Potential Price of Ethics and Liability, Louisiana Engineering Society – New Orleans Chapter (Mar 2017)
  • Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, National Business Institute (Dec 2016)
  • The Potential Price of Ethics and Liability, Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference (Sep 2016)
  • Construction Law: What’s New? CMAA Gulf Coast Chapter (May 2016)
  • Construction Law: What do You do When…? National Business Institute (Dec 2015)
  • Construction Law, BuildNOLA Small Business Program, City of New Orleans (Nov 2015)
  • Construction Law in Louisiana, U.S. Department of Transportation Bonding Education (Apr 2015)


  • Comment, Insurance, Employment and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, 55 Loy. L. Rev. 125 (2009)