DeShazo Adams, LLC Litigation Lawyers

Practice Areas

Business and Corporate Matters

The legal needs of a business can be wide-ranging and complex.  DeShazo Adams has the expertise to handle the varied needs of businesses, including preparation and negotiation of contracts and agreements, the sale or purchase of a business, drafting employment agreements, such as non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, and various other business transactions.

Business Disputes and Litigation

DeShazo Adams has extensive experience handling almost any type of dispute that may arise in the context of conducting business, allowing us to provide comprehensive litigation services to our business clients, including advising and litigating contract disputes, partnership disputes, and unfair trade practices.

As with any matter that we handle, our attorneys act professionally and aggressively to represent our clients to obtain the best possible legal outcome. When appropriate, we advise our clients to avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution options.

Insurance Matters

DeShazo Adams represents personal and business clients in many types of insurance cases, including denials of coverage, insurance exclusions, and bad faith. We also successfully represent the interests of several insurance companies, defending general liability issues including premises liability claims, commercial claims, and contract claims.

Employment Law and Litigation

DeShazo Adams has investigated claims and represented a number of employers in litigation involving allegations of discrimination based upon race, sex, age, disability, and sexual harassment both before the EEOC and in federal courts.  We also handle litigation involving various types of employee agreements, such as non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

Our firm also routinely provides proactive advice on establishing policies and procedures that may minimize a business’s exposure to discrimination claims. We work together with our clients to reduce conflict in the workplace and resolve potential issues prior to litigation.

Personal Injury Defense

At DeShazo Adams, we defend clients, including insurance companies, property owners, business owners, and individuals, in personal injury cases, including premises liability, tort cases, and motor vehicle accidents. 

Government Matters

DeShazo Adams understands the complexities of representing government agencies and public entities.  We have extensive experience and expertise in the unique areas important to government agencies, including public procurement issues, ethics issues, public records compliance, open meeting compliance, and public employment cases. Our firm has not only counseled agencies on these issues but has also successfully litigated in these areas.

Education Law and Litigation

DeShazo Adams routinely advises schools and school personnel on a full range of issues facing these institutions, including discrimination claims, student behavior and discipline issues, school policies, student and faculty handbooks, and employment disputes.  We also routinely handle litigation involving these matters.

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

DeShazo Adams has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration of disputes. Recognizing that litigation can be time consuming, uncertain, and expensive, we routinely represent clients in mediation and arbitration in an effort to bring difficult matters to a prompt resolution. Additionally, Michael DeShazo serves as a mediator in employment, education, government, and personal injury matters. 

Non-Profit and Religious Organizations

Our firm is proud to represent a number of prominent local non-profit and religious organizations, and we understand the unique legal and governance issues that confront these entities. We also have substantial experience in the representation of religious organizations, and have frequently defended the constitutional rights of these entities in state and federal court. 

Construction Law and Litigation

DeShazo Adams has substantial experience in representing both owners and contractors in connection with construction projects. In particular, we frequently advise public entities on compliance with the Louisiana Public Bid Law for new public works projects. We also have handled all aspects of public projects procured pursuant to the Louisiana Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR) statute. When disputes on construction projects arise, we have successfully represented owners and contractors in both arbitration and litigation proceedings.