CONTACT INFORMATION

504-619-6190
c: 504-234-0586

EDUCATION

  • University of Alabama, B.A., 1998
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Louisiana Board of Association of General Contractors (2011-2014)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Board Member, New Orleans Chapter

Christopher K. LeMieux  |  Founding Partner

Christopher K. LeMieux is a founding partner of the firm.   Prior to starting the firm, Chris served as general counsel and an executive committee member for a regional design builder.  During his seventeen-year career, Chris 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, he has represented employers in a wide variety of employment matters including employment training, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Chris regularly lectures on construction and employment law.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

See all of Riess LeMieux’s public resources available here.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a civil contractor in prosecuting multi-million dollar delay and cumulative impact claim arising from changed project conditions and defending against owner’s delay claims.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of General Contractor for Contract Balance.
  • Represented numerous Public Works Act bidders in successfully challenging responsiveness of multi-million dollar bid.
  • Obtained a rescission of a default and termination of a General Contractor on a Public Works Act Project.
  • Obtained a dismissal for a Subcontractor in a multi-million dollar structural slab failure case.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a Contractor to claims of property damage allegedly caused by vibration.
  • Obtained a defense and indemnity Judgment in favor a general contractor and against a Subcontractor’s Commercial General Liability Carrier.
  • Represented engineering company related to delay, disruption and defective design claims on a multifamily project.
  • Represented a Subcontractor against General Contractor and Builder’s Risk Carriers for damages sustained during Industrial Project.
  • Represented subcontractor on a federal project prosecuting and defending delay and multi-million dollar extra work/change order claims.
  • Represented General Contractors on claims by owners alleging building envelope leaks.
  • Represented Architects and General Contractors on claims by Hotel Owners regarding alleged deficiencies in the design, renovation, and construction of hotels.
  • Represented primary subcontractor against building envelope water intrusion claims associated with the construction of a seven-story building.
  • Represented architects, contractors, and engineers regarding licensing requirements and alleged violations.
  • Negotiated and prepared numerous construction, design build, construction management, architectural and IPD agreements associated with commercial, industrial, civil, retail, condominiums, manufacturing,  multifamily, parking garages,  and mixed use projects.
  • Defended Contractors in matters concerning FLSA alleging misclassification and inadequate pay;
  • Retained as lead counsel on internal investigations involving harassment, theft, and numerous violations of company policy.
  • Retained as lead counsel for Title VII, ADA, and FMLA claims nationwide.

Christopher K. LeMieux
Founding Partner

clemieux@rllaw.com
504-619-6190     c:504-234-0586
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Christopher K. LeMieux is a founding partner of the firm.   Prior to starting the firm, Chris served as general counsel and an executive committee member for a regional design builder.  During his seventeen-year career, Chris 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, he has represented employers in a wide variety of employment matters including employment training, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII. Chris regularly lectures on construction and employment law.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

See all of Riess LeMieux’s public resources available here.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a civil contractor in prosecuting multi-million dollar delay and cumulative impact claim arising from changed project conditions and defending against owner’s delay claims.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of General Contractor for Contract Balance.
  • Represented numerous Public Works Act bidders in successfully challenging responsiveness of multi-million dollar bid.
  • Obtained a rescission of a default and termination of a General Contractor on a Public Works Act Project.
  • Obtained a dismissal for a Subcontractor in a multi-million dollar structural slab failure case.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in favor of a Contractor to claims of property damage allegedly caused by vibration.
  • Obtained a defense and indemnity Judgment in favor a general contractor and against a Subcontractor’s Commercial General Liability Carrier.
  • Represented engineering company related to delay, disruption and defective design claims on a multifamily project.
  • Represented a Subcontractor against General Contractor and Builder’s Risk Carriers for damages sustained during Industrial Project.
  • Represented subcontractor on a federal project prosecuting and defending delay and multi-million dollar extra work/change order claims.
  • Represented General Contractors on claims by owners alleging building envelope leaks.
  • Represented Architects and General Contractors on claims by Hotel Owners regarding alleged deficiencies in the design, renovation, and construction of hotels.
  • Represented primary subcontractor against building envelope water intrusion claims associated with the construction of a seven-story building.
  • Represented architects, contractors, and engineers regarding licensing requirements and alleged violations.
  • Negotiated and prepared numerous construction, design build, construction management, architectural and IPD agreements associated with commercial, industrial, civil, retail, condominiums, manufacturing,  multifamily, parking garages,  and mixed use projects.
  • Defended Contractors in matters concerning FLSA alleging misclassification and inadequate pay;
  • Retained as lead counsel on internal investigations involving harassment, theft, and numerous violations of company policy.
  • Retained as lead counsel for Title VII, ADA, and FMLA claims nationwide.

EDUCATION

  • University of Alabama, B.A., 1998
  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana Supreme Court and all courts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Louisiana Board of Association of General Contractors (2011-2014)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana
  • Federal Bar Association

    • Board Member, New Orleans Chapter