After years working at an engineering firm, Scott Hedlund decided to pursue a career in law to be involved in a broader range of construction and design projects. Today, Scott uses this experience to better represent his construction clients against litigation claims.
Scott concentrates in construction litigation defense focusing on design professionals, including architects, engineers, and contractors. He defends coverage issues under various insurance policies as well as the emerging field of green building design and LEED certification. With the skill to read a set of plans and specs and visualize how things will come together in the real world versus how it looks on paper, Scott is able to provide valuable insight to design professionals to help prevent error and omission claims.
Additionally, his practice includes contract negotiation, protection of security interests such as Statements of Claim and Privilege and Materialman Liens and assisting clients in avoiding litigation. When disputes cannot be resolved, Scott is prepared and skilled enough to defend clients in both State and Federal Court including issues related to errors and omission against architects and engineers and construction defects against contractors.
A native of New Orleans and an Eagle Scout, Scott graduated from Brother Martin High School before earning a degree in Civil Engineer at LSU. Before returning to LSU to earn his JD and an MBA, he passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam to become a licensed Engineering Intern. An active member of the Krewe of Thoth Charity Committee, Scott lives in New Orleans’ Warehouse District with his wife, Jacqueline.
“Thanks to a background in Civil Engineering, I know the language everyone in Construction speaks and can read a set of plans to better assist my clients”