Jeffrey K. Prattini

Jeffrey K. Prattini

Jeff Prattini, a partner in Shields Law Partners, represents owners, contractors and subcontractors on a variety of matters related to the construction industry. He represents clients prior to and in litigation, arbitration proceedings, mediations, at trial, and on appeal.

Jeff’s practice areas include public bid law, construction litigation, including defective construction and design matters and inefficiency and delay claims, and surety litigation on state and federal projects. He also provides general legal advice to clients, which includes drafting and negotiating contracts, risk analysis, and identifying and implementing practical and cost-efficient methods to resolve disputes and address legal issues before litigation begins.

Jeff’s practice also includes product liability, condominium association matters, general corporate advice and litigation, and other business-related issues.

Jeff has practiced before Louisiana and Federal district courts, Louisiana appellate courts, and the Louisiana Supreme Court, participated in arbitration proceedings, mediations, bench trials, and jury trials. He is also a frequent speaker on Louisiana public bid law and other construction industry topics.

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana


  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Louisiana State University A&M College (B.A., Communications)

Associations And Honors

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • 2005-06 Loyola Law Review Editorial Board Member
  • Super Lawyers, 2017 – 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 – 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 – 2019

Seminars Presented

  • Construction Disputes: Effective (and Practical) Legal Negotiation Strategies
  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Louisiana
  • Construction Law in Louisiana
  • Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana
  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Construction Lien Law
  • What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad
  • Public Contracts and Competitive Public Bidding
  • Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues
  • Managing Construction Projects
Jeff Prattini
Best Lawyer 2023
Jeff Prattini Super Lawyers 2022

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