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Shields Mott L.L.P. Co-Hosts Irish Lunch During ABA 2019 Fidelity & Surety Committee Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

Shields | Mott L.L.P. co-hosted the annual Irish Lunch with Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. during the ABA 2019 Fidelity & Surety Committee Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. Shields Mott partner, Adrian D’Arcy, and Beacon principal, Dennis O’ Neill, welcomed guests to enjoy their shared Irish heritage at San Diego’s The Field Pub. This year, the mandatory CIE… [Read More…] about Shields Mott L.L.P. Co-Hosts Irish Lunch During ABA 2019 Fidelity & Surety Committee Midwinter Meeting in San Diego

Adrian D’Arcy Recognized in the Irish Legal 100

  Shields Mott congratulates partner, Adrian D’Arcy, on his recognition in the Irish Legal 100, an annual compilation of distinguished American lawyers of Irish descent. Honorees, including Mr. D’Arcy, were recognized in a special edition of the Irish Voice newspaper and at an October reception hosted in Washington, D.C. by Dan Mulhall, the Irish ambassador to the… [Read More…] about Adrian D’Arcy Recognized in the Irish Legal 100

Jessica R. Derenbecker Named Partner Shields Mott LLP

Shields | Mott  L.L.P. is proud to announce that Jessica R. Derenbecker has been named a Partner with the Firm.  Jessica’s primary practice areas include construction litigation, surety litigation, commercial industry contracts and litigation, insurance defense, property litigation, public bid disputes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, and construction and commercial arbitration. Jessica is a graduate… [Read More…] about Jessica R. Derenbecker Named Partner Shields Mott LLP

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, Jr.

Shields | Mott LLP is proud to announce Christopher D. Joseph, Jr. 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.… [Read More…] about Shields | Mott L.L.P. Welcomes New Associate Christopher D. Joseph, Jr.

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