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About Riess LeMieux

Established in March 2018, Riess LeMieux, LLC provides a full range of legal services to a diverse mix of local, regional, national and international clients. Michael Riess and Christopher LeMieux bring 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 a new firm focused on providing a full suite of legal services typically available only from larger law firms.  Michael and Chris believe that offering legal services from experienced professionals across a number 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 has a strong general civil practice with an emphasis in commercial and construction litigation, class actions, mass tort liability, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and reorganization, business organizations, transactions and real estate, health and casualty litigation, admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, Jones Act defense, cargo and property damage and maritime financings, employment litigation, business torts, corporate law, commercial transactions, environmental law and toxic torts and insurance coverage law and litigation.

Riess LeMieux, LLC commits its partners and associates to effectively and economically representing the interests of its clients. Although the members of the firm have successfully tried numerous cases, all partners and associates have been extremely active in the prelitigation workout of problems as well as the mediation of disputes both in and out of litigation. The firm has responded to clients’ 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.

The attorneys at Riess LeMieux, LLC bring a diverse range of talent and experience to the practice of law.


Recent News

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Your Workplace Webinar

Thomas Henican, partner at Riess LeMieux, will cover legal issues implicated by the recent approval and use of COVID-19 vaccines, including: Equal Employment Opportunity guidance, the ADA, the Civil Rights Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  The discussion will include best practices for employers considering distribution of the vaccine directly (or through a third party) and/or requiring proof of vaccination to return to work, and will conclude with a discussion of Louisiana’s liability limiting COVID-19 statute as to employer vaccination programs and the proposed federal legislation.

Riess LeMieux Attorneys Named to 2021 Super Lawyers List

Riess LeMieux is pleased to announce that Michael Lane has been named to the "Super Lawyers 2021" List and Jonathan Forester, Michael Blackwell, and Robert Riess have been recognized on the “Louisiana Rising Stars Super Lawyer 2021” list in the field of Construction Law.  This will be Jonathan Forester's seventh selection, Michael Lane's third selection, and Michael Blackwell's second selection to this award. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars must meet all of these requirements and be under the age of 40.

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