Jonathan S. Forester is a partner with the firm of Riess Lemieux, LLC. Mr. Forester represents contractors, owners, insurers, self-insureds and subcontractors in complex property damage and injury claims. Mr. Forester has represented clients in claims relating to commercial buildings, highways, bridges, theaters, airports and various other construction sites relating to contractual breaches, delay and disruption damages and construction defects including moisture intrusion, roof damage, structural defects, construction vibration damage, and fire or explosions. He represents and advises construction-related entities and other businesses through contract negotiation and drafting, as well as the filing of liens and recovery of funds owed pursuant to the Louisiana Private and Public Works Acts and federal Miller Act.
Mr. Forester is adept in the trial courtroom and also argues appeals. He regularly gives seminars regarding all facets of construction law. In addition, he has served on the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division Board of Directors since 2016. Mr. Forester has been selected for seven years (2014, 2015, 2017 , 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) as a “Rising Star” in the field of Construction Litigation by Super Lawyers publication and was a finalist for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s 2017 Maraist Award.