About James D. Prescott, III


James D. Prescott, III primarily practices in the areas of industrial, civil, commercial, offshore, and vessel construction disputes, construction contract negotiation, land and offshore complex Engineer Procure & Construct (EPC) contract negotiation, government contracting, insurance, and complex commercial disputes. Representative clients include domestic and international construction companies, power generation plant owners and operators, pipeline construction companies, shipyards and rig repair facilities, subcontractors, equipment suppliers, engineers and designers, as well as their insurers.

Mr. Prescott has nearly fifteen years of experience in representing clients in the resolution of disputes including of complex construction disputes, government contract claims, requests for equitable adjustments, a wide range of commercial disputes, insurance coverage, and personal injury claim defense. Mr. Prescott has also acted as outside general counsel for many clients providing a full range of commercial advice.

Mr. Prescott has represented clients in complex construction arbitrations throughout the Gulf Coast and has been admitted Pro Hac Vice in the Federal District Courts of the states of Texas, Maine, and New York. 

Prior to starting the Law Office of James D. Prescott, III LLC, Mr. Prescott was a partner in a boutique construction and commercial litigation law firm in New Orleans that merged with a national law firm in 2018.

Mr. Prescott has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Construction law in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.  Mr. Prescott is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble.  




U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court, Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana

All state courts in Louisiana 


Louisiana State Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Energy Bar Association
American Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association
Baton Rouge Bar Association



J.D. and Bachelor of Civil Law Studies, Paul M Hebert Law Center, 2005

  • Member, Louisiana Law Review
  • Chancellor’s List

Bachelor of Science-Finance, Louisiana State University, 2001

Community Involvement

Founder, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Fishing Rodeo
Member, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge) Alumni Association
Board of Directors, 2006-2008

Contact Us


The Law Office of James D. Prescott, III LLC

2223 Quail Run Dr., Suite C-3, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Office: (225) 320-8055 Direct: (225) 320-8060