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With the uncertainties surrounding the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Deutsch Kerrigan faces the same obstacles as many of you, and we continue to adapt to those emerging challenges as we remain open and operating at full strength to serve your needs. In this troubling environment, your DK legal team is ready to assist clients. Our COVID-19 resources provide continuously updated insights and resources on areas of law we feel will be affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 16, 2020

Deutsch Kerrigan's Response to COVID-19 and Our Continued Commitment to Client Service



Mar 22, 2020

Construction is an Essential Service

The City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana have issued notices identifying construction as an essential service and expects projects to continue during this time. 
It is crucial that companies continue to take the necessary precautions to maintain social distancing efforts and cleanliness on site in order to ensure safety for all employees and their families.  A few suggested measures from the Louisiana Association of General Contractors includes: 
    • Do not allow employees or patrons to come into close contact (within six feet) of each other at your project site. 
    • Limit gathering opportunities by marking spaces for people to sit or stand that are farther than six feet away from each other.
    • Enact telework or remote work policies whenever possible to limit the number of people in one space.
    • Ensure handwashing areas are available to employees and patrons and encourage frequent handwashing.
    • Routinely use a disinfectant wipe or spray on high-touch surfaces in workspaces and public areas. 
    • AGC is engaging Associate Member, Event Restroom ®, to offer assistance with providing handwashing stations.  You can place your orders with Edgar at 504.481.0244
Helpful resources to stay informed:  The Louisiana Association of General Contractors ( and the Associated Builders and Contractors Bayou chapter (  These organizations are on the front lines of providing exceptional resources and support to the construction industry while aggressively and successfully advocating for the industry’s interests to local and national government. 
DK Construction team will continue to provide updates and relevant information to help our industry navigate this unprecedented time.   
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments.


COVID-19 Response Resource Team:


  • Kelly Theard construction law attorney

    Kelly E. Theard

    Kelly Theard is a construction lawyer representing general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, program managers and material suppliers in a variety of construction related litigation including construction defect, design and professional liability, and third-party injury claims. She also assists her clients in contract negotiations and pre-claim disputes. Ms. Theard currently serves as the firm's Managing Partner as well as Head of the Construction Practice Group.

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  • Sean Mount litigation attorney

    Sean P. Mount

    With a special interest in defense litigation, Sean Mount enjoys addressing client problems and crafting a solution that is best suitable for their business. He defends corporate clients and insurance companies in a variety of litigation claims that can arise as a result of today’s competitive legal environment.

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  • Melissa Lessell professional liability attorney

    Melissa M. Lessell

    Melissa Lessell partners with her clients faced with professional liability and complex commercial litigation matters. She helps professionals navigate through disciplinary actions, ethics investigations, malpractice, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims and lawsuits.

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  • Raymond Lewis litigation attorney

    Raymond C. Lewis

    Raymond C. Lewis knows that an attorney with courtroom experience is a valuable asset to a client and has developed the skills necessary to get through the unexpected hurdles of a courtroom.

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    Full Biography