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We Are Hiring an Associate Attorney

Riess LeMieux, LLC, a rapidly growing CBD law firm, is seeking an Attorney with 5+ Years’ experience in Commercial Litigation, with emphasis in Construction Litigation.  Strong writing skills including writing motions and memoranda is of the utmost importance. 

December 1, 2020|

We Are Hiring a Paralegal

The rapidly growing office of Riess LeMieux, LLC, has an opening for a motivated and talented Paralegal with 5+ years of litigation experience.  Candidate must have exceptional organizational and communication skills, proficient in MS word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook, and type with speed and accuracy.

December 1, 2020|

Riess LeMieux Ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

Riess LeMieux has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” regional lists. The firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Construction Law and Litigation and Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. This announcement follows the news that four attorneys were recently selected to Best Lawyers 2021 publication.

November 9, 2020|

Riess LeMieux Names Michael S. Blackwell Partner in the Firm

We are proud to announce that Michael S. Blackwell has been named partner in the firm. He brings experience in Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Governmental Contracts and Surety Law, and Real Estate Law and regularly lectures on these matters.  Michael was named to both the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America.

October 30, 2020|

Riess LeMieux Welcomes M. Ali Barnes to the Firm

Riess LeMieux is pleased to welcome Ali Barnes to the firm.  Ali brings to the firm experience in construction law, commercial litigation, employment and labor law, transactional law, and insurance law.  She has previously served as a prosecutor and as an Assistant City Attorney in Mobile, Alabama.  She also has worked for a family business on complex estate, trust, and insurance matters.

October 14, 2020|

Legal Update: Proposed Department of Labor Rule

The Department of Labor recently issued a proposed rule to determine whether workers are considered employees or independent contractors.  If adopted, the new five-factor test will implement an updated standard by which companies must classify workers as either employees or independent contractors for the purpose of workers’ compensation and labor laws.

October 8, 2020|

Legal Update: Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., et al. (July 2020)

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana recently issued a ruling that clarifies the liability of a surety when a claimant gives late notice of a loss and also made clear the duty of a commercial general liability (“CGL”) carrier to indemnify its insured for an economic-loss claim. In Yor-Wic Construction Co., Inc. v. Engineering Design Technologies, Inc., No. 17-0224, 2020 WL 3964775 (July 13, 2020), Yor-Wic, a subcontractor, was denied the opportunity for a subcontract and subsequently brought a lawsuit against the surety and the general contractor.

September 21, 2020|
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