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650 Poydras Street, Suite 2600, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Established: 1995

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Patents
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Surety Defense

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About Us

Shields | Mott L.L.P. specializes in litigation and business transactions, primarily related to the construction and surety industries. The firm has an extensive practice including construction law, surety and insurance defense, labor and employment law, products liability, general commercial litigation, bankruptcy, real estate and zoning law, communications systems regulation, general corporate matters and intellectual property matters.

The firm prides itself in vigorously and aggressively representing its clients in the courtroom, at the negotiating table, and in the halls of government. Moreover, our size enables us to respond quickly and cost effectively to the needs of every client. We are a progressive law firm designed to handle sophisticated business transactions and litigation while developing and maintaining close working relationships with our clients.

State-of-the-art computer and communications systems provide the firm with the ability to quickly respond to a client's most complex legal and business requirements. The firm uses the latest case management, legal research and litigation support software, including computerized document handling for large-scale litigation. The lawyers of Shields | Mott are dedicated to excellence, regardless of the size of the matter at hand. More detailed information about our services is available upon request. We encourage you to find out more about our lawyers and our track record in servicing business and individual clients.

Firm Affiliations: American Arbitration Association; American Bar Association; Associated Builders and Contractors; Associated General Contractors; Defense Research Institute; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Surety Association of Louisiana; National Bond Claims Association; Surety Claims Institute; Construction Financial Management Association; Pearlman Association

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Members


Lloyd N. Shields

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety
  • Patents
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Product Liability
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Real Estate Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: Louisiana Construction Law, 2016
  • Presenter of Numerous Papers and Seminars (see website)
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.Arch., 1974
  • Tulane University, M.Arch., 2004
  • Tulane University, J.D., 1977

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Elizabeth L. Gordon

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Surety
  • Contract Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mass Tort
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1992
Memberships:
  • Federal, American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.S., 1986
  • Loyola University, J.D., 1992

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Andrew G. Vicknair

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2003
  • Texas, 2003
  • New York, 2009
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New York State Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
Education:
  • Louisiana Tech University, B.S., 1997
  • Loyola University, J.D., 2002

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Adrian A. D'Arcy

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Surety
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:

LEED Green Associate

Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • University College Dublin, B.A., 1990
  • Loyola University, J.D., 2004

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Jeffrey K. Prattini

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Surety
  • Public Law
  • Product Liability
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2006
Memberships:
  • American and Louisiana State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University and A & M College, B.A., 1996
  • Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 2006

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Jessica R. Derenbecker

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Property Liability
  • Public Law
  • Surety
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 2009
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
Education:
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2009

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Associates



Ashley B. Robinson

Laura E. Avery

Christopher D. Joseph


Of Counsel



Norman A. Mott, III

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Labor and Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Litigation
  • ERISA
  • OSHA
Admitted
  • Mississippi, 1976
  • Louisiana, 1977
  • Texas, 1992
Memberships:
  • American, Louisiana State and New Orleans Bar Associations
  • The Mississippi Bar
Education:
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1972
  • The University of Mississippi, J.D., 1976

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V. Fred Lyon

New Orleans, LA

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Energy
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Power Plant Construction
  • EPC Contracts
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1976
  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • Maryland, 1982
  • Florida, 1997
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
Education:
  • Duke University, A.B., 1970
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1976
  • Rollins College, M.L.S., 2009

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Publications

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