New Orleans

Lyle Rathwell handles a broad range of legal matters pertaining to client business operations including alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation), litigation, energy transactions, contracts, accident investigations, insurance coverage, risk allocation, human resources and employment issues. Lyle has extensive trial and mediation experience handling matters involving oil and gas, energy contracts, state and federal administrative compliance, catastrophic construction accidents, products liability, environmental, transportation, premises liability, maritime, engineering and construction contract disputes, complex commercial disputes, OSHA investigation and citation representation, plaintiff and defense representation of bodily injury and fatality matters, risk management, and insurance coverage litigation.

Lyle’s practice is now focused primarily on arbitration and mediation with an emphasis on resolving, through the alternative dispute resolution process, catastrophic personal injury, complex oil and gas, transportation and commercial industry incidents, risk allocation – indemnity, and insurance coverage matters.

Litigants rely on Lyle, as a certified neutral, to mediate their complex cases utilizing his subject matter expertise and dogged dedication to work tirelessly to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution.

  • Practice Areas
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution - Mediation
    • Casualty Litigation and Coverage
    • Commercial Disputes and Litigation
    • Contracts, Indemnity & Coverage Issues
    • Energy Transactions (Risk Allocation)
    • Insurance Coverage, Litigation and Recovery
    • Bodily Injury & Fatality Cases Catastrophic Construction Accidents
    • Engineering & Construction Contracts
    • Admiralty, Maritime, Jones Act
    • Employment, OSHA
    • Transportation (Regulatory Compliance and Litigation)
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
  • Education
    • University of Houston J.D., Cum Laude (1988)
    • University of Calgary M.S. Engineering (1982)
    • Lakehead University B.S. Civil Engineering (1981)
  • Recognitions
    • AV© Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
    • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center Certification