CHRISTOPHER K. LEMIEUX | PARTNER2018-08-13T16:37:51+00:00

CONTACT INFORMATION

504-619-6190

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

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.

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

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.

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