News & Announcements

Shields Mott Attorneys Present at Southeast Construction Defect and Dispute Conference October 2018

  On October 12, 2018, partners Andrew Vicknair and Adrian D’Arcy presented at the 4th Annual  Southeast Construction Defect and  Dispute Conference at Loyola Law School in New Orleans. Mr. Vicknair gave an interesting lecture on emerging causes of action in Louisiana against architects, engineers, design professionals, and construction managers.  Mr. D’Arcy was part of… [Read More…] about Shields Mott Attorneys Present at Southeast Construction Defect and Dispute Conference October 2018

Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Christopher D. Joseph

Shields | Mott LLP is proud to announce Christopher D. Joseph joined the Firm.  Chris’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, and property litigation. Chris completed his Political Science (B.S.) with Loyola University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola University College of Law. While… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Christopher D. Joseph

Shields Mott Attorneys Co-Present NBI Seminar on Social Media, Email and Text Evidence

Ms. Laura E. Avery, Shields | Mott LLP associate attorney, co-presented the NBI seminar “How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out).”  Laura presented “Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Insurmountable Challenge” on October 5, 2018 and addressed the following topics:  Proactively ensuring the authenticity… [Read More…] about Shields Mott Attorneys Co-Present NBI Seminar on Social Media, Email and Text Evidence

Shields Mott Partners Teaching Fall Courses at Local Law Schools

Summer is over and it is “back to school” for law school students all over the country.  At Shields Mott, our partners are back at school too – teaching classes at local law schools. Managing Partner, Sonny Shields, is back teaching Historic Preservation Law at Tulane Law School, a class he has taught as an… [Read More…] about Shields Mott Partners Teaching Fall Courses at Local Law Schools

New Orleans CityBusiness August 17 Issue — Ones to Watch Law

Jessica R. Derenbecker selected as “Ones to Watch” in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness for the August 17, 2018 issue.  Jessica has been in practice for nine years, all at Shields Mott. Her primary practice areas include construction litigation, construction contract negotiation, surety litigation, public bidding disputes, Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and litigation and… [Read More…] about New Orleans CityBusiness August 17 Issue — Ones to Watch Law

Current Issues in Louisiana Construction Law

On July 27, 2018, Michael S. Blackwell and Laura E. Avery of Shields | Mott L.L.P. presented “Current Issues in Louisiana Construction Law” for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. The presentation focused on recent decisions in Louisiana, particularly the establishment of potential tort liability against construction managers and program… [Read More…] about Current Issues in Louisiana Construction Law

Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

On July 20, 2018, Elizabeth L. Gordon, Andrew G. Vicknair, Jessica R. Derenbecker, and Laura E. Avery of Shields | Mott L.L.P. presented “Construction Contracts from Start to Finish” for the National Business Institute. The speakers provided a Louisiana construction contract law update and addressed the types of construction contracts, drafting and negotiating construction contracts, risk… [Read More…] about Construction Contracts from Start to Finish

Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective

On July 11, 2018, Lloyd “Sonny” Shields and Elizabeth L. Gordon  of Shields | Mott L.L.P. presented “Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective” for Lorman Education Services. The speakers discussed the role of the parties to a construction project, the pre-bid, bid and negotiation process, contractual and implied liabilities surrounding plans and specifications, and documenting your… [Read More…] about Bad Plans and Specifications: A Contractor’s Perspective

Shields | Mott LLP participates in LSBA’s Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Intern Program

On June 20, 2018 Shields | Mott LLP hosted two high school students in participation with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2018 Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute Intern Program.  Suit Up for the Future is a partnership of the Louisiana Bar Association, Just the Beginning, and Louisiana Bar Foundation. In 2013,… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott LLP participates in LSBA’s Suit Up for the Future High School Summer Legal Institute and Intern Program