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James "Doug" D. Rhorer
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Baton Rouge Attorney
James "Doug" D. Rhorer

Phone: 225.329.2800


Languages: English

Doug Rhorer practices in the areas of oil and gas law, construction law and general commercial litigation. In his energy practice, Doug represents exploration and production companies and natural gas pipelines in legacy litigation and other environmental matters. In his construction practice, Doug advises owners, contractors, architects and project managers on a range of legal issues, including lien laws, change order disputes, bid protests, acceleration claims and delay claims. He regularly drafts and reviews construction contracts and solicitation documents for both private and public works projects.

During law school, Doug was a member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.


  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Construction


  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Industrial, Chemical and Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Utilities


  • Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of TX


  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D. 2011
  • LSU, B.A. 2008


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association – Board of Directors for Young Lawyers Division (2016-2017)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association


  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2017)
  • Pro Bono Century Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association (2016)
  • Pro Bono Project’s Century Award – Recipient (2016)
  • Pro Bono Project’s 100+ Hour Award – Recipient (2015)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Named Rising Star in Energy & Natural Resources (2017 – Present)


  • BLM Moves to Rescind Federal Fracking Regulations, Drill Deeper Blog, July 2017
  • Update on Levee Board, CZM and Wetlands Land Loss Cases… What would Ryan Lochte do? Presenter, Gordon Arata Lunch n’ Learn, December 2016
  • Boustany Introduces ‘Ending Legacy Lawsuit Abuse Act Drill Deeper Blog, October 2016
  • Update on Levee Board, CZM and Wetlands Land Loss Cases… What would Ryan Lochte do? Presenter, Gordon Arata Annual Duck Lunch & Seminar, October 2016
  • Governor Edwards and Attorney General Landry Still at Loggerheads over Potential Oil and Gas Lawsuits, Co-Author, Drill Deeper Blog, September 2016
  • Legislative Update: How Boudin is Made in Baton Rouge, Co-Presenter, Gordon Arata Duck Lunch and Seminar, October 2015
  • Legal Battle Over New Federal Fracking Regulations, Drill Deeper Blog, April 2015
  • Legacy, Levee Board and Coastal Zone Management or Why You Should Never Enter a Ground War in Asia, Gordon Arata Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, October 2014
  • Groundbreaking Legislation, Presenter, Gordon Arata’s Construction Law Presentation Luncheon: Building a Solid Foundation, August 2014
  • Louisiana at the Forefront of LNG Exportation, Drill Deeper Blog, June 2014
  • Oil Field Confidential: Protecting Seismic Data and Other Trade Secrets, Drill Deeper Blog, February 2014

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Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett

301 Main Street
Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
United States

Law Firm Contact: John Y. Pearce, Michael E. Botnick

Tel: 225.329.2800

Fax: 225.329.2850



Member Since: 2009

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