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“A Full-Service Law Firm Dedicated to Personal Attention.”

“Practical Legal Solutions at the Forefront of the Industries We Serve.”

“Built on Relationships with Our Clients Over Decades of Service.”

These aren’t just catchy marketing slogans.  This is how we practice law at Riess LeMieux.

Riess LeMieux, LLC provides a full range of legal services to a diverse mix of local, regional, national and international clients.  Michael Riess, Christopher LeMieux, and a team of ten proven and talented attorneys offer counseling and expertise in a wide range of legal matters typically available only from larger law firms.  Michael and Chris believe that offering legal services from experienced, multi-disciplinary professionals across a broad array of practice areas will ensure the firm is able to serve all of its clients’ interests and build more successful relationships founded on trust and personalized attention.  The firm also prides itself on promptly responding to clients’ questions or issues as they arise.  New clients are often surprised when our attorneys respond to phone calls or e-mails within hours, not days or weeks typical of other firms. 

The firm has a strong general civil practice with an emphasis in commercial and construction litigation, mass tort liability, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and reorganization, business organizations, finance and real estate, class actions and multi-district litigation, health and casualty litigation, admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, Jones Act defense, cargo and property damage and maritime financings, employment and labor law, municipal law, business torts, corporate law, commercial transactions, environmental and energy law, toxic torts, gaming law, and insurance coverage law and litigation.

The Riess LeMieux team is dedicated to effectively and economically representing the interests of its clients. Although the members of the firm have successfully tried numerous cases in state and federal court, the firm’s partners and associates actively seek to avoid or resolve disputes before litigation whenever possible. Riess LeMieux proactively addresses concerns about the increasing costs of litigation by creating the most cost-effective means of problem resolution without compromising the superior quality of its legal services. This always includes up-front budgeting and detailed case management as well as alternative billing methods.

Check out our attorney profiles or practice areas to find out how we can help you resolve your legal problems.

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Recent News

Restoration of Surety’s Right to Enforce Conditional Payment Clauses on State Projects

A discernible shift has emerged in the last decade in favor of sureties asserting conditional payment clauses as a defense to payment bond claims on state public projects.  For more than a half-century, state and federal courts almost universally ruled that a surety could not enforce its principal’s pay-if-paid or pay-when-paid clause in defense of a claim against the bond.  To this day, federal courts continue to neglect traditional suretyship principles in favor of the public policy underlying the Miller Act on federal projects.

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. This is the tenth consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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