Michael Riess and Christopher LeMieux are bringing over 50 years of combined legal experience to establish Riess LeMieux. Michael, Chris and a team of ten proven and talented attorneys have come together to create this new firm focused on providing a full suite of legal services typically available only from larger law firms.

Riess LeMieux delivers legal services with the personal touch of a boutique law firm, while always staying mindful of the cost-effective representation desired in today's climate. While Michael, Chris and their construction law team bring decades of experience in providing solutions for construction problems at every stage of a project, the lawyers at Riess LeMieux are also experienced in the practice areas below. Take a moment to view our team to determine how we can best help you.

We listen to your individual needs to find practical solutions to your complex problems and help you reach your unique goals.

- Our Team

Michael R. C. Riess, Partner

Michael Riess has over 35 years of experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters and business transactions. Michael continues to fiercely represent his diverse mix of local, regional and national clients with their legal needs in cases involving construction litigation, public bid protests, contract disputes, maritime incidents, charter party disputes, insurance and indemnity law questions, sales, transactions, foreclosure. restructuring and litigating troubled loans for both creditors and debtors. Michael has tried more than 75 cases to verdict and handled thousands more with the understanding that each individual client has their own goal for a successful resolution. Michael has been involved in many charitable endeavors over the years, the most recent being Campaign Chair to raise over $6.2 million to refurbish and restore the St. Stephen's Church, a historic landmark in Uptown New Orleans.


Christopher K. LeMieux, Partner

Christopher LeMieux has represented contractors, architects, engineers, owners, sureties, insurers and subcontractors in litigation, arbitration, claims, disputes and negotiations and drafting of construction contracts for a variety of projects, including design-build, integrated project delivery, multifamily, military, stadiums, manufacturing facilities, historic renovations, parking garages, and mixed residential/use facilities. In addition, Christopher has represented employers in a wide variety of employment matters including employment training, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Christopher regularly lectures on Construction and Employment Law. For seven years, Christopher was General Counsel for a regional design builder, serving on its Executive Committee. Christopher additionally served on the Louisiana Board of Association of General Contractors from 2011-2014 and holds an AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.


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