Lloyd N. "Sonny" Shields

Lloyd N. "Sonny" Shields


Shields Law Partners, L.L.P.

Recognized since 2008

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Construction
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Construction Law
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Sonny Shields has nearly 40 years of experience in construction industry contracts and litigation; construction law; surety law (primarily construction contract bonds); insurance defense (including CGL, first party property and architects’ and engineers’ errors and omissions coverage); products liability; zoning and planning law practice, including administrative hearings; real estate title research; patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation; and general litigation, including appeals. For over 25 years he has been an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School on the subject of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure and at Tulane Law School on the subject of Historic Preservation Law. Sonny has delivered more than 200 papers on subjects ranging from negotiation and mediation skills and practices to numerous aspects of construction and surety law.

Location

  • 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2600
    New Orleans, LA 70130

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1977
  • Louisiana, U.S. District Court Eastern
  • Louisiana, U.S. District Court Middle
  • Louisiana, U.S. District Court Western
  • Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Louisiana, U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member

State Clerkships

  • Louisiana - Trial Courts

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Construction, New Orleans (2022)
  • Construction Law, New Orleans (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

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