Chad Theriot is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and focuses his practice on major public and commercial construction projects representing clients across a broad spectrum of construction, contracting and procurement activities. He represents owners and both commercial and government contractors, major subcontractors and original equipment manufacturers.
Prior to law school, Mr. Theriot worked as a claims consultant on both commercial and government contracts involving project schedule delivery, strategic planning, schedule risks, inefficiency claims and delay analyses. His work included the preparation and review of claims for delay, disruption, acceleration and quantifying interruption impacts in both the marine and aerospace industries.
As an attorney, Mr. Theriot devotes 100 percent of his practice to construction litigation and construction claims avoidance. His typical range of projects includes representing international and domestic owners and contractors in the construction and design of power plants (coal-fired and nuclear), aircraft and locomotive maintenance contracts, Navy/NOAA/USCG shipbuilding contracts, hospitals, universities, a variety of design-build and EPC projects, environmental remediation and closure projects, as well as clean energy construction projects.
Mr. Theriot has recently been selected as an "Up and Coming Lawyer" in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Construction Law. He has also been named a "Rising Star" for Construction Litigation and Construction Surety by SuperLawyers magazine every year since 2005. In 2012, he was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Real Estate and Construction.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association, Member of Section of International Law, Section of Public Contract Law, and Past Member of the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
International Bar Association, Member
Safe Care Campaign, Board Member
Society of Construction Law, Member
Tulane Arbitration Institute, Certified in both International and Domestic Arbitration
Tulane Law School, Certificate of Specialization in Civil Law
World of Arbitration and Mediation Report, Contributing Author
Southern Polytechnic State University (Georgia), Construction Law, Adjunct Professor (2002-2003)