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James D. "Doug" Rhorer

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 4000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170-4000

504.569.1654 (direct line)
504.582.1121 (fax)

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Loyola University, J.D., 2011
Louisiana State University, B.A., 2008
Bar Admissions
Louisiana (2011)
Practice Areas

Doug Rhorer practices in the areas of oil and gas law, construction law and general commercial litigation. In his energy practice, Doug represents exploration and production companies and natural gas pipelines in “legacy” litigation and other environmental matters. In his construction practice, Doug advises owners, contractors, architects 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 drafts and reviews construction contracts and solicitation documents for both private and public works projects.

Doug joined the firm in 2011 after earning his J.D. from Loyola University College of Law, where he was a member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and the St. Thomas More Inn of Court. Prior to law school, Doug earned his B.A. in History from Louisiana State University.

Representative Matters:

  • Gootee Construction, Inc. v. Atkins, 2015-0376 (La. App. 4 Cir. 12/21/16), 207 So.3d 485, writ denied, 2017-0138 (La. 3/31/17).
  • Concrete Busters of Louisiana, Inc. v. State, Dep't of Educ., 2015-1016, 2016 WL 687163 (La. App. 1 Cir. 2/17/16).
  • In re Virgin Offshore USA, Inc., 13-79, 2013 WL 4854312 (E.D. La. 9/10/13).

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Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association - Board of Directors for Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association  
  • Construction Financial Management Association


  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2017)
  • Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association (2016)
  • Pro Bono Project's Century Award - Recipient (2016)
  • Pro Bono Project's 100+ Hour Award - Recipient (2015)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Named Rising Star in Energy & Natural Resources (2017 - Present)

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