Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC is pleased to announce that James D. “Doug” Rhorer has been recognized as a member of the “Leadership in Law Class of 2017” by New Orleans CityBusiness.

Doug practices in the areas of oil and gas law, construction law and general commercial litigation.  He has successfully represented exploration and production companies and natural gas pipeline companies in various litigation matters, including “legacy” lawsuits arising from historical oil and gas operations.  Doug also advises owners, architects, contractors and project managers on a wide range of legal issues, including lien laws, change order disputes, bid protests, acceleration claims and delay claims.  He regularly negotiates and drafts construction contracts, professional services agreements and solicitation documents for both private and public works projects.

Doug has made pro bono representation a priority in his practice. In 2016, he received the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Century Award.  For two years in a row, the Pro Bono Project awarded him the Century Award in 2016 and the 100+ Hour Award in 2015.  Recently, Louisiana Super Lawyers named him a Rising Star.

Doug, along with other honorees, will be recognized at a cocktail reception in May at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  Following the event, a profile of his business accomplishments, community activities, and achievements will be published in a special insert in New Orleans CityBusiness.