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Michael D. Lane

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 Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business (50%), Insurance Coverage (30%), Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Lane primarily handles construction, insurance, and suretyship disputes, representing owners, developers, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.  Mr. Lane’s depth of experience in construction, insurance, and commercial disputes allows him to advise and represent clients on a wide range of legal matters.  He also has considerable experience representing insurers in coverage and litigation of property damage and personal injury claims.  Mr. Lane is active with the ABA Forum on Construction Law and has authored several articles on construction law and suretyship topics.  He has an undergraduate degree from LSU and a JD from Tulane University.

About Michael D. Lane

First Admitted: 2006, Louisiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Louisiana Construction Law Legislative Update, 2018, Construction
  • Louisiana Construction Law Legislative Update, 2019, Construction

Educational Background

  • Tulane University Law School, 2005
  • Louisiana State University, 2002


  • Annual award by Louisiana State Bar Association for volunteer and pro bono work., Cyrstal Gavel Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Recognized as Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigator in the State of Louisiana, Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigator (Louisiana), America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators®, 2019
  • Riess LeMieux was recognized by Construction Executive Magazine as a Top 50 Construction Law Firm in the nation., Top 50 Construction Law Firm , Construction Executive Magazine, 2019
  • Annual award for recognition of 100+ hours contributed to pro bono services., Pro Bono Century Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2009
  • Annual award to recognize outstanding contribution to the organization., Distinguished Service Award, The Pro Bono Project, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 2018
  • Louisiana Association of General Contractors, 2018
  • Louisiana Bar Journal Editorial Board, 2019
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, 2018
  • The Pro Bono Project, 2019
  • Louisiana Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service Committee, 2017
  • Society of Construction Law North America, 2018
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, 2014
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, 2010

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association (Forum On Construction Law)
  • Associated Builders And Contractors
  • Louisiana Associated General Contractors
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Construction Law Committee)
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Office Location for Michael D. Lane

1100 Poydras St
Suite 1100
New Orleans, LA 70163

Last Updated: 7/28/2021

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