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Riess LeMieux Has Been
Hard at Work
in 2023 

Highlights of what we've been doing this year!

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Riess LeMieux Celebrates 5 Years

In 2018, after noticing a gap in Louisiana legal resources geared to the construction industry, Riess LeMieux’s founding partners, Michael R.C. Riess and Christopher K. LeMieux sought to build a firm to uniquely meet the legal needs of top businesses and professionals in the industry. The pair started Riess LeMieux with over 50 combined years of experience and a drive to provide personalized attention to diverse clients over various practice areas.

Michael, Chris, and the firm have surpassed their initial goal. Riess LeMieux now employs 18 deeply skilled attorneys who cover over thirteen practice areas. The firm and its attorneys are nationally and regionally recognized for their practice.
The Blueprint Conference 2023 Logo

The second annual Blueprint Conference, hosted at Harrah's Hotel New Orleans, was a huge success! The event included invaluable presentations by 30 industry leaders and had more than 200 attendees.

Stay tuned for more information about The Blueprint 2024!

The Blueprint, brought to you by Riess LeMieux, serves to provide insight into critical issues in the construction industry including the Art of Negotiation, Modern Insurance Products, Delegated Design, Owner Financing Issues, Due Diligence on Private Projects, a deep dive on Delay Claims, and more. 


The event also provides a unique opportunity to network and learn alongside industry professionals and executives.

We Take Pride
in All of Our Work 

Many of our attorneys have participated in seminars, released educational publications, and have sat on panels to discuss the various practice areas in which we excel. 





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Map of the Middle East

In 2023, our attorneys handled matters in multiple states across the United States of America

Including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas

In 2023, our attorneys also handled international cases in multiple countries

Saudi Arabia, the United States of America, and the United Arab Emirates.

Firm Recognition
and Awards

The Top 50 Construction Law Firms Award Logo

Construction Executive Magazine, one of the most prestigious publications in the construction industry, selected the firm among The Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the nation.

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“It’s great to be recognized on a national stage among the top law firms in the country. This is a proud accomplishment for such a young firm. Our goal of service to the construction industry will allow us to continue to grow and meet our clients’ needs.”

The Riess LeMieux team works to make sure that our clients receive the best representation possible. Our dedication has earned our firm and our attorneys national and regional recognition.
New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers Award Logo
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Super Lawyers Award Logo
Best Lawyers Award Logo
Chambers USA Top Ranked Law Firms Award Logo
Best Law Firms 2024 Award Logo
New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law Award Logo
Our attorneys are involved in many local organizations. Including being active members of the New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Board of Directors for the New Orleans Chapter of Federal Bar Association, Associated Builders and Contractors Louisiana, Chambers, and Construction Financial Management Association.
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In The Community

Pig Lebowski Team at Hogs For The Cause 2023
Hogs for the Cause 2023

Partner Jon Forester annually participates in Hogs for the Cause, one of New Orleans' biggest charity cookoffs. The event raised over $3.6 Million for pediatric brain cancer patients and their families. Jon's team, Pig Lebowski, placed in the top 15 out of 90 teams in three different categories: pulled pork (14) sauce (9) and sides (7). The Pig Lebowski team was also the winner of the 2023 Hogs for the Cause “Best Bourbon Drink.”

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Jesus Project Ministries

Partner Robert Riess is an active volunteer with Jesus Project Ministries, a New Orleans non-profit. The organization serves youth and adults living in impoverished and marginalized communities. This year, Robert brought the Junior Student Training Enrichment Program students to a Tulane University basketball game. 

Additionally, Robert successfully secured a judgment granting ownership of vacant lots through tax sales in Hollygrove to be utilized for the benefit of Jesus Project Ministries’ mission to serve their neighborhood and its youth. Jesus Project Ministries, known for their dedication to community service and enrichment, now has the opportunity to transform these spaces into vibrant, beneficial areas for the local community.

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Susan G. Komen
Race For The Cure

Partner Liz Lambert has participated in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure for the last two years. The race raises money for research, community health, global outreach, and public policy initiatives to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. 

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Scouts BSA Troop 64 and Christian Brothers School Annual Father-Son Fishing Rodeo

Partner Robert Tschirn serves as a Committee Chair for Scouts BSA Troop 64 in Algiers. The Committee Chair appoints and supervises the unit committee and unit leaders, and organizes the committee to see that all committee responsibilities are delegated, coordinated and completed. Additionally, Robert sponsored the Christian Brothers School Annual Father-Son Fishing Rodeo.

Happy New Year!

We are excited to see what 2024 will bring

If you or someone you know needs representation next year, we specialize in construction law, disaster recovery, commercial and business advising, insurance defense, bankruptcy litigation, commercial transactions, real estate and financing, maritime advice and litigation, class action and multi-district litigation, employment and labor laws, municipal law, coverage disputes and bad faith, gaming law, complex commercial litigation, mediation, arbitration, and appellate practice, environmental, energy, and natural resources law.


Contact our offices at 504-581-3300 or visit

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