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James D. Prescott

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(504) 799-0160
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New Orleans
909 Poydras Street
Suite 1860
New Orleans, LA 70112


Education

J.D. 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

Honors

Louisiana Rising Stars, 2013, 2015 - 2018

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale‐Hubbell

James D. Prescott, III primarily practices in the areas of industrial, civil, commercial, offshore, and vessel construction disputes, construction contract negotiation, land and offshore complex Engineer Procure Construct (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.

Mr. Prescott 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. Mr. Prescott has also acted as outside general counsel for many clients providing a full range of commercial advice.

Mr. Prescott 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. Mr. Prescott has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Construction law in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Admissions

Louisiana
Texas
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
 

Memberships

Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Partner Member of the Shipbuilders Council of America

Community Involvement

Founder, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Fishing Rodeo
Member, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Association
Board of Directors, 2006-2008

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Contact

(504) 799-0160

jprescott@grsm.com


Offices

New Orleans

Education

J.D. 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

Honors

Louisiana Rising Stars, 2013, 2015 - 2018

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale‐Hubbell

James D. Prescott

Partner

Practices

Biography

James D. Prescott, III primarily practices in the areas of industrial, civil, commercial, offshore, and vessel construction disputes, construction contract negotiation, land and offshore complex Engineer Procure Construct (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.

Mr. Prescott 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. Mr. Prescott has also acted as outside general counsel for many clients providing a full range of commercial advice.

Mr. Prescott 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. Mr. Prescott has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Construction law in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Admissions

Louisiana
Texas
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
 

Memberships

Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Partner Member of the Shipbuilders Council of America

Community Involvement

Founder, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Fishing Rodeo
Member, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Association
Board of Directors, 2006-2008

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