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H. Bruce Shreves, Mediator & Arbitrator, New Orleans, Louisiana.

H. Bruce Shreves

Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn
1100 Poydras Street, 30th Floor
Energy Centre
New Orleans, LA 70163
Tel: (504) 569-2908
Cell: (504)450-0277
Fax: (504) 569-2999
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Recognized to Louisiana Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb


Mr. Shreves is affiliated with the American Arbitration Association handling dispute resolutions in the construction, insurance and surety industry, specializing in complex construction cases and is the recipient of the Martin J. Andrews Award for lifetime achievement in fidelity and surety law. He currently serves as Chair of the Louisiana Bar's Section on Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law. He is a member of American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, and is past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section. He has been a frequent speaker on arbitration and mediation topics for the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association and other groups. He was named by New Orleans Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in the New Orleans area in the fields of Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution and was named Best Lawyer of the Year for 2011 in Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and Best Lawyer of the Year for 2012 in Construction Litigation. He has been listed as one of the Louisiana SuperLawyers in the area of Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Louisiana

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Military
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence


  • Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C. — JD, 1969
  • Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts — A.B. History, 1961 – 1965

Memberships & Affiliations

  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Committee on Fidelity & Surety Law of TIPS); Chair, August 1999 – 2000)
  • Chairs TTIPS CLE Board (2002 – 2004)
  • Chair, New Orleans Pro-Bono Project, 2004
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Chair, Fidelity, Surety & Construction Section 1995 – )
  • Board of Directors, New Orleans Bread for the World
  • ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute (Chairman, Fidelity & Surety Committee, 1992 – 1993)
  • American College of Construction Lawyers

Rates Information

$425 an hour for mediation; $3,400 a day for arbitration hearings.

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