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James D. Prescott, III

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Direct: 504.799.0160
Cell: 504.858.0073

909 Poydras St
Suite 1860
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Jimmy primarily practices in the areas of land, offshore, and vessel construction disputes, construction contract negotiation, land and offshore complex EPC contract negotiation, government contracting, insurance, and complex commercial disputes. Representative clients include of domestic and international construction companies, power generation plant owners and operators, pipeline construction companies, shipyards and rig repair facilities, subcontractors, equipment suppliers engineers and designers, as well as their insurers.

Jimmy has over a decade of experience in representing clients in the resolution of disputes including of complex construction disputes, government contract claims, requests for equitable adjustments, a wide range of commercial disputes, insurance coverage, and personal injury claim defense. Jimmy has also acted as outside general counsel for many clients providing a full range of commercial advice.

Jimmy has represented clients in complex construction arbitrations throughout the Gulf Coast and has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in the Federal District Courts of the states of Texas, Maine, and New York. Jimmy has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Construction law in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Featured Cases

Rabalais v. Nash, 2006-0999 (La. 3/9/2007) 952 So.2d 653 (Successful appeal to the Louisiana Supreme Court regarding applicability of Louisiana emergency vehicle statute, La. R.S 32:24).

Jurisdictions Licensed to Practice

Louisiana, 2005

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

All state courts in Louisiana

All state courts in Texas


Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law Studies, Paul M Hebert Law Center, 2005

  • Member, Louisiana Law Review
  • Recipient, Association Henri Capitant Civil Law Writing Award
  • Chancellor’s List

Bachelor of Science-Finance, Louisiana State University, 2001

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Partner Member of the Shipbuilders Council of America

Non-Legal Activities

Founder, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Fishing Rodeo

Member, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Association

Board of Directors, 2006-2008