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Danny G. Shaw

  • ShawADR, LLC
  • No. 3 Sanctuary Blvd.
    Suite 201
  • Mandeville, Louisiana 70471
  • Email: dshaw@shawadr.com
  • Phone: 985-789-0701
  • Cell:
  • Company Phone: 985-789-0701
  • Fax:

Education

  • Undergraduate: BS, Civil Engineering Louisiana Tech University 1970
  • Law School: Juris Doctor Georgetown University 1977

Career History

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (1970)

United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps  (1970 – 1976)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (1976 – 1977)

Phelps Dunbar LLP (1977 – 2000)

Shaw  Norton Degan (2000 – 2004)

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC (2004 – 2017)

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers
  • American Arbitration Association
    • AAA Construction Mega Project Panel
    • AAA Master Mediator Panel
    • National Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators
    • Large Complex Case Program Arbitrator
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Louisiana, Civil, No. CE 15822 (Inactive)
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum on the Construction Industry
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Former Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
    • Former Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Former Co-Chairman, Task Force on Legal Fee Resolution
    • Former Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Program Committee
    • Former CDC Mediation Pilot Program Task Force Legislative Appointee
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Louisiana Society of Professional Engineers/Louisiana Engineering Society
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Awards and Honors

  • 2017 Distinguished Alumnus for Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
  • Louisiana State Bar Association President’s Award 1992
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating AV
  • Listed since 2010 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a leading Construction Litigation attorney in Louisiana
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Construction Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, and Professional Malpractice Law since 2003
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 New Orleans Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year;” 2013 New Orleans Litigation – Construction “Lawyer of the Year;” 2010 New Orleans Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007
  • Listed as among top 10 attorneys in Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Listed as among top 50 attorneys in Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2010 – 2015)
  • Listed as among top 50 attorneys in New Orleans by Louisiana Super Lawyers (2014)
  • Listed in The International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers

Military Service

Served six years in the United States Navy, Civil Engineer Corps (LT, CEC, USN).

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Prime Contractor Certification: How Does a Prime Contractor Protect Itself When It Is Asked to Sponsor a Subcontractor’s Claim against a Federal Owner?,” Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers (Summer 2016)
  • What Every Advocate Can Learn from Walking in an Arbitrator’s Shoes,  American Arbitration Association Construction Conference – April 2016 – Miami, FL.
  • Prime Contractor Certification: How Does a Prime Contractor Protect Itself When It Is Asked to Sponsor a Subcontractor’s Claim against a Federal Owner?, American College of Construction Lawyers 27th Annual Conference – February 2016 – Laguna Beach, CA.
  • ACCL 2013 Annual Meeting Chair, American College of Construction Lawyers 24th Annual Conference – February 2013 – Coral Gables, FL.
  • The Impact of Collaborative Project Delivery Systems on Dispute and Dispute Resolution Procedures, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting – April 2012 – Las Vegas, NV.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – General Considerations; American Corporate Counsel Association, Louisiana Chapter – January 20, 1994 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Project Update 1995: Illustrative Provisions of a General Indemnity Agreement Taken in Connection with Contract Surety Bonds; Defense Counsel Journal – April, 1995 (contributing).
  • Construction Disputes: Litigate, Arbitrate, Mediate or Beg?; Associated Builders and Contractors, ‘Claims and ADR Seminar’ – October 11, 1995 – Harahan, LA.
  • ADR, If, When, Where and How?; Louisiana State Bar Association, ‘Georgia for the Mind’ – November 9-11, 1996 – Braselton, GA.
  • ADR – If, When, Where and How? (The Effective Use of ADR); American Arbitration Association, ‘Construction Industry ADR Seminar’- June 13, 1997 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Tips From the Litigator: Mediation Advocacy – Enhance the Likelihood of a Successful Mediation for Your Client; Louisiana Bar Journal — August, 1997.
  • Design Professional Liability Insurance; Airports Council International – North America, ‘Airport Insurance/Risk Management Seminar’ – January 15, 1998 – New Orleans, LA.
  • What Do You Do When It Is Time to Sign the Contract?; What Do You Do When the Contract Is Changed?; National Business Institute, ‘Louisiana Construction Law Seminar’- April 30, 1998 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Dispute Resolution; Time; National Business Institute, ‘Advanced Construction Law in Louisiana’ – December 3-4, 1998 – New Orleans, LA.
  • ‘One Size Fits All’ ‘Not! Customizing ADR for Your Dispute: Modifying Standard Form Arbitration Clauses and Procedures; American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Annual Meeting, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Town? Stadiums, Arenas, Malls, and More: the Community Impact Project’ April 26-27, 2001 ‘New Orleans, LA.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Construction Law for Louisiana Attorneys’ – November 17, 1984 – New Orleans, LA; Seminar Chair.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Construction Law Seminar – October 7, 1988 – Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Loyola University Law School, Construction Law Conference – March 30-31, 1989 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Retreat – August 9-13, 1989 – Beaver Creek, CO.
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Construction Industry Conference – December 4-5, 1989 – New Orleans, LA.
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator Training Program – April 18, 1990 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Construction Education Management Corporation Seminar – May 1-2, 1990 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Louisiana – September 27, 1990 – New Orleans, LA.
  • National Business Institute, Louisiana Construction Seminar – October 24-25, 1990 – New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA.
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitration Day – March 27, 1991 – New Orleans, LA.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Louisiana Section) and American Concrete Institute (Louisiana Section), Spring Conference – April 19, 1991 – New Orleans, LA.
  • National Business Institute, Louisiana Construction Seminar – September 17-18, 1991 – New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA.
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator Development Seminar  October 1, 1991  New Orleans, LA.
  • National Business Institute, Construction Claims and Job Profitability in Louisiana August 26-27, 1992 – New Orleans, LA.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Catch the Falling Leaves Seminar October 24-28, 1992  Asheville, N.C.
  • National Business Institute, Construction Seminar March 3-4, 1993 – New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Louisiana State University, Mediator Training Seminar October 28, 1993 Baton Rouge, LA.
  • American Corporate Counsel Association, Louisiana Chapter  January 20, 1994  New Orleans, LA.
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Claims and ADR Seminar  October 11, 1995  Harahan, LA.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Georgia for the Mind November 9-11, 1996 Braselton, GA.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, ADR for Advocates Seminar December 18, 1996  New Orleans, LA.
  • American Arbitration Association, Construction Industry ADR Seminar June 13, 1997  New Orleans, LA.
  • American Arbitration Association, Regional Panel Retreat October 24-26, 1997  Kerrville, TX.
  • Airports Council International  North America, Airport Insurance/Risk Management Seminar January 15, 1998  New Orleans, LA.
  • National Business Institute, Louisiana Construction Law Seminar April 30, 1998  New Orleans, LA.
  • National Business Institute, Advanced Construction Law in LouisianaDecember 3-4, 1998  New Orleans, LA.
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting, May 5, 2000  Washington, D.C.; Chairman of Division I Breakfast  Daubert Considerations Regarding Admissibility of Expert Testimony.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, The Fundamentals of Construction LawNovember 10, 2000  New Orleans, LA; Seminar Co-Chair.
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting, Guess Whos Coming to Town? Stadiums, Arenas, Malls, and More; The Community Impact Project April 26-27, 2001  New Orleans, LA.
  • The Contractor’s Construction Superconference, Contractor Claims  The Owner’s Perspective December 12-13, 2002  San Francisco, CA.

Court Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana – 1977
  • District of Columbia  1981 (Inactive)

Community Activities

Past or Current Civic and Charitable

  • Kingsley House
    • Board of Directors
    • President
  • First Baptist Church, Covington
    • Board of Trustees, Chairman
    • Master Planning Team
    • Building Team
    • Strategic Planning Team
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
    • Board of Directors (Louisiana)
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Public Policy Committee
  • St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors
  • Northshore Business Council
  • Northshore Community Foundation
    • Board of Directors
  • Life Coach, Young Life


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