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Douglass F. Wynne, Jr. is a partner at Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and construction, fidelity and surety matters. Doug studied history at Tulane University and received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2008.

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2008
  • B.A., Tulane University, 2005

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • DRI Fidelity & Surety Committee
    • Chair (2018—2019)
    • Vice Chair (2016—2017)
    • Young Lawyers Liaison (2012—2016)
    • Roundtable Program Co-Chair (2016)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fidelity and Surety Law General Committee for the American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry Tort and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”)
    • Vice Chair (2018—present)
  • Surety Claims Institute

Publications

  • Co-author, “New Year, New Resolutions,” LAGC Magazine, V.4.1, 2021 
  • Co-author, Louisiana Civil Practice Forms
  • Co-author of “Better Safe Than Sorry: Understanding OSHA and Project Safety,” TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Division, Spring Surety Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2019
  • Co-author, “Litigation Issues,” Chapter 5 of The Annotated Performance Bond (2017)
  • “Construction Without a License is a Disaster,” Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2014
  • “OMG, #WorstTakeoverEver. ESI Issues for Sureties,” Surety Claims Institute Newsletter, May 2014, Volume 26
  • Co-author, “Arbitration of Construction Disputes,” Construction Law Seminar at LSU Law Center, September 30, 2016
  • Contributing Author, “Notary Bonds”, Chapter 18 of The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, American Bar Association, 2012
  • “The Responsibility of the Seal: Know Your Duties as a Notary,” DRI, January 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • “Challenges and Risks Facing Contractors Today,” TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Division, Midwinter Meeting, New York, NY, January 2020
  • “Arbitration Discovery in the Digital Age, Charting a Course in Unfamiliar Waters, Tips for Winning Your Case in Arbitration,” Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2019
  • “Better Safe Than Sorry: Understanding OSHA and Project Safety,” TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Division, Spring Surety Meeting, Austin, TX, May 2019
  • “See You in Court, Part II: The Performance Bond Surety’s Typical, Substantive Defenses and How they are Impacted by the Bond Form and Applicable Statutes,” American Bar Association, TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Division, Spring Surety Meeting, Naples, FL, May 2017
  • “#Fidelity & Surety – Discovery of Information through Emerging Technologies”, DRI Fidelity & Surety Roundtable, Chicago, IL, May 2013
  • “Notary Bonds, The Law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds,” American Bar Association, TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Division, Spring Surety Meeting, Hilton Head, SC, May 2012 

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Construction Litigation, 2015—Present
  • Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Construction Litigation, 2019—Present
  • Chambers USA, Up and Coming in Construction, 2019—Present 

News

Denise Puente and Doug Wynne Author Article for the LAGC Magazine

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Thirteen Selected for Louisiana Super Lawyers Publication

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Eleven Lawyers Named 2021 Best Lawyers in America

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