Gordon Arata welcomes James D. “Doug” Rhorer who returns to the firm as a Member in its New Orleans office. Marion Weinstock, a member of the firm’s management committee, said, “We are delighted that Doug has returned to the firm after having been Of Counsel at Baker Donelson. Doug is a stellar attorney representing clients with the utmost care and professionalism and we are very excited that he chose to return to practice with us.”
Rhorer practices in the areas of energy, construction law, and general commercial litigation. In his energy practice, he represents exploration and production companies and pipelines in commercial transactions and commercial litigation including legacy litigation and other environmental matters. In his construction practice, Rhorer advises owners, contractors, architects, and project managers on a 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 private and public works projects.
Rhorer has received numerous awards for his pro bono service including the Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association. He has been named a Rising Star by Louisiana Super Lawyers and received the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award. Rhorer originally 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, he earned his B.A. in History from Louisiana State University.