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Commercial Litigation

Our lawyers offer knowledge and experience in litigating disputes, including breach of contract actions, business torts, civil RICO claims and more.

The Importance of the Recent Amendment to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence by Andrew Vicknair

D’Arcy Vicknair founding partner, Andrew Vicknair, recently authored a blog for the American Bar Association and posted on The Dispute Resolver: The Importance of the Recent Amendment to Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.



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Joseph A. Rychlak Joins the D’Arcy Vicknair Team

D’Arcy Vicknair is happy to announce the hiring of new associate attorney, Joseph A. Rychlak. Joseph’s primary areas of practice are construction litigation, surety representation, and bankruptcy work. Prior to joining D’Arcy Vicknair, Joseph served as a law clerk for in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana. He then went on to gain practical litigation experience at various firms in Southern Louisiana, working in several different practice areas, with a focus on bankruptcy and commercial civil litigation.

D’Arcy Vicknair is delighted to have Joseph join the team and his extensive bankruptcy experience will compliment D’Arcy Vicknair’s representation of its surety and construction clients.


Two Avenues of Recovery – a Payment Bond Surety and Release of Lien Bond Surety; by Andrew Vicknair

SATCO v Professional Application Services, Inc.



By: Andrew Vicknair

Today, the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a claimant, such as a sub-subcontractor, has the right to assert claims against both a payment bond surety and a release of lien bond surety in connection with unpaid claims on a public Project.  The ruling was issued in SATCO, Inc. v Professional Application Services, Inc. and Suretec Insurance Company, 2023-0012 (La. App. 1st Cir. 10/19/23) —So.3d —. 

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Adrian D’Arcy is a Panelist at The Second Annual Blueprint Conference


D’Arcy Vicknair founding partner, Adrian D’Arcy had the honor to again be a panelist at the second annual Blueprint Conference, presented by Riess LeMieux. Along with co-panelist Dan Lund of Phelps Dunbar, and moderated by Murphy Foster of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P, Adrian imparted his knowledge and expertise to a packed audience on construction cases and legislative update.




The Blueprint Conference serves to provide insight into critical issues in the construction industry including the art of negotiation, modern insurance products, delegated design, owner financing issues, due diligence on private projects, a deep dive on delay claims, and more. The event also provides a unique opportunity to network and learn alongside industry professionals and executives.


Ashley Robinson and Margaret Davis Attend Women in Construction Conference

We are delighted to have Ashley Robinson and Margaret Davis representing D’Arcy Vicknair at the 2023 Annual Women in Construction Conference, held in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., Thursday, October 19, 2023. The Women in Construction Conference is the East Coast’s premiere forum for education, professional development and networking for women in the build industry. The organization empowers women to continue to grow and achieve success in the community with a “By Women, for Women” motto. Ashley and Margaret spent the morning volunteering with the Check-In Crew, helping check in close to 600 registrants.

D’Arcy Vicknair is proud to once again sponsor this wonderful organization.


Ashley Robinson Attends ABA 2023 Fall Leadership Meeting

As the newly appointed vice-chair of the Design and Construction committee for the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, D’Arcy Vicknair’s own Ashley Robinson was an enthusiastic attendee of the ABA’s 2023 Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Leadership Conference held in Toronto, Canada.

The RPTE Fall Leadership Meeting is exclusive to Section leaders and provides a unique opportunity for sponsoring companies to connect with more than 200 key members who gather to discuss and make decisions for the new fiscal year. Sponsors receive exceptional access to attendees who are among the most active, respected, and influential legal professionals in their fields of practice.

Ashley enjoyed days filled with hearing from renowned speakers, attending quality CLE sessions, and networking with colleagues and sponsoring companies alike, and nights spent enjoying all that Toronto has to offer.

Adrian D’Arcy to Speak at This Year’s Tulane Business Forum

D’Arcy Vicknair, LLC founding partner, Adrian D’Arcy is honored to have been invited to speak at the 44th Annual Tulane Business Forum on September 15, 2023 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (The Great Hall).

The Annual Tulane Business Forum is a half-day event and the largest general business conference of its kind, attracting 750+ business professionals and representing over 200 companies. The forum features both national and local speakers who address a variety of topics of general business interest. It also presents an excellent opportunity to network with a diverse group of industry leaders. This year’s theme is “Winning Strategies: Louisiana’s Next Generation Economy.”

Adrian’s panel will be part of the Forum Executive Committee, with panel specifics soon forthcoming.


Alec W. Szczechowski Joins the D’Arcy Vicknair Team

D’Arcy Vicknair is happy to announce the hiring of new associate attorney, Alec W. Szczechowski. Prior to joining the firm, Alec focused on employment discrimination law and intellectual property law, and is a nationally registered patent attorney. With his background in engineering and his litigation experience, Alec is yet another great addition to our team.

D’Arcy Vicknair Lawyers Designated as 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Star

D’Arcy Vicknair is proud to announce that Adrian D’Arcy, Andrew Vicknair, and Ashley Robinson have all been designated as 2023 Super Lawyers, and Peter Graffeo has been designated as a 2023 Rising Star!

Adrian D’Arcy has been again selected to 2023’s Super Lawyers in the fields of Surety and Construction Litigation, Andrew Vicknair has been selected to 2023’s Super Lawyers in the field of Construction Litigation and Intellectual property, Ashley Robinson has been selected to 2023’s Super Lawyers in the fields of Construction Litigation and Land Use & Zoning, and Peter Graffeo has been selected to 2023’s Rising Stars in the fields of  Construction Litigation and Surety.


Congratulations to them all!