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Jonathan S. Forester

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Riess LeMieux, LLC
1100 Poydras St, Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70163
Phone: 504-581-3300
Fax: 504-581-3310
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015, 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

Jonathan S. Forester is a partner with the firm.  Mr. Forester represents contractors, owners, insurers, self-insureds, architects, engineers and subcontractors in complex property damage and injury claims. Mr. Forester has represented clients in claims relating to commercial buildings, highways, bridges, theaters, airports and various other construction sites relating to contractual breaches, delay and disruption damages and construction defects including moisture intrusion, roof damage, structural defects, construction vibration damage, and fire or explosions. He represents and advises construction-related entities and other businesses through contract negotiation and drafting, as well as the filing of liens and recovery of funds owed pursuant to the Louisiana Private and Public Works Acts and federal Miller Act. Mr. Forester is adept in the trial courtroom and also argues appeals. In addition to his trial and appellate litigation practice, Mr. Forester represents clients before other governmental boards including the New Orleans of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), the New Orleans City Council, and the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) Board.  Further, Mr. Forester additionally represents federal contractors in bid disputes on federal projects before agencies, the United States Government Accountability Office and before the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He regularly gives seminars regarding all facets of construction law, insurance, suretyship and contract negotiation. In addition, he has served on the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Forester also achieved the honor of being elected to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) New Orleans/Bayou Board of Directors.

About Jonathan S. Forester

First Admitted: 2009, Louisiana

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Associated Building and Contractors (ABC) Bayou / New Orleans Chapter Board of Directors, 2021
  • Federal Bar YLD Board Member , 2016

Industry Groups

  • Associated Builders And Contractors (ABC)
  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
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Office Location for Jonathan S. Forester

1100 Poydras St
Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70163

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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