Adrian A. D’Arcy


D'Arcy Vicknair LLC
650 Poydras Street
Suite 2705
New Orleans, LA 70130

Tel: 504-636-8648


Adrian D’Arcy is a Founding Partner of D’Arcy Vicknair LLC, a New Orleans-based boutique law firm dedicated to the legal and business needs of the construction industry.

Adrian’s primary practice areas include commercial litigation, surety litigation, construction litigation which he litigates in federal and state courts, and in arbitrations. Adrian is a proponent of resolving matters early in mediation and through alternative dispute resolution if possible so clients can focus on their companies and not on litigation. Additionally, Adrian crafts and reviews construction contracts so that clients are protected on the front end of projects. Adrian has over 19 years of litigation experience.

Adrian graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School and now teaches a Construction Law and Surety Law class there as an adjunct professor. Adrian has also presented numerous lectures on construction and surety issues over the last 19 years and he continues to speak on these subjects on a regular basis.

Bar Admissions
  • All Louisiana State courts
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and Southern Districts of Texas and New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D., cum laude)
  • University College Dublin, Ireland (B.A. [Economics] Honors)
  • American Bar Association (Fidelity and Surety Committee of TIPS Section; Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Divisions 7 & 10)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Construction Committee (Former Chair))
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • U.C.D. Alumni Association
  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Bayou Chapter
  • Louisiana Associated General Contractors
  • Irish Legal 100
  • Surety Claims Institute
  • Pearlman Association

The attorneys at D’Arcy Vicknair offer years of experience in construction law. Several of our firm lawyers have backgrounds in engineering and finance, making them uniquely equipped to provide strategic counsel to clients in all aspects of construction projects.

Beginning with proficiency in the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of initial contracts, D’Arcy Vicknair can serve clients’ best interests, whether they be contractors, property developers, design professionals, subcontractors, landowners and more.

Our team members are proficient at working closely with legal professionals of other disciplines including finance, property and regulatory to ensure due diligence is carried out, funding is secured etc., and are able to provide counsel regarding liaising and negotiating with civil authorities to obtain planning permission and building approvals, as well as advising on health and safety, insurance, liability, and environmental matters relating to each project

With an approach that is strategic, analytical and creative, our lawyers are skilled at then guiding clients through various forms of dispute resolution, up to and including litigation, when contracts are breached, payments are not made, injuries sustained, and other issues arise around project. The attorneys at D’Arcy Vicknair have litigated many complex construction disputes in local, state, and federal courts, as well as other forums.

D’Arcy Vicknair is a New Orleans-based law firm dedicated to the legal and business needs of the construction industry. The firm represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, suppliers, insurers, and sureties.

Partners Adrian D’Arcy and Andrew Vicknair were classmates in Loyola’s School of Law, and started their legal careers together. After almost two decades of working together, they decided to branch out and start their own firm. Most of the staff and attorneys of D’Arcy Vicknair have also worked with Adrian and Andy for many years. Those professional relationships helped make the start of a new firm as a smooth and successful a transition as possible.

In addition to construction law and surety defense, D’Arcy Vicknair attorney’s practice areas include professional liability, construction site accident defense, employment law, intellectual property law, subrogation, and commercial litigation and corporate law.