Peggy Landry is an experienced mediator, arbitrator and project neutral who has served on the Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions panel since 2010. She is creative in her approach and persistent with every matter, and as a result, the vast majority of her disputes result in settlement. She handles ADR matters throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South, with a focus on large, complex design and construction cases.
Ms. Landry’s background as a lawyer in private practice focused on construction and design contracts. Ms. Landry is also a licensed architect with a practice in South Texas. She has both subject matter expertise and broad experience in resolving disputes among all construction industry participants. These include public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, architects, engineers, sureties, and insurers.
Before joining the panel, she owned the boutique architecture firm, Landry Architecture, LLC. Her practice specialized in developing coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico, from Florida to the southernmost tip of Texas. Ms. Landry also owned Coastal Restorations, LLC, a heavy-construction company that provided project and construction-management services to various governmental entities in Louisiana. Before starting her own architecture and construction companies, Ms. Landry, who is also a licensed attorney, was an associate with the Jones Walker Law Firm in New Orleans. Her practice focused on construction and design contracts, real estate and other general business matters.
In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Landry completed several intensive mediation courses offered by Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, which U.S. News & World Report has ranked as the Number 1 dispute resolution program in the country for 8 consecutive years. The coursework included “Mediating the Litigated Case” and “Mediating Complex Construction Disputes”. She serves as a court appointed neutral/mediator in the Hurricane Laura and Delta Claims in the 14th Judicial District Court for Calcasieu Parish and the Hurricane Ida Claims in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. Landry was admitted to the Louisiana bar in 1998. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architects and the Jefferson Society. She holds Architecture Licenses in the states of LA, AL, FL, TX and MS. She is also a qualifying party for a building construction company, License #52609: Heavy Construction; Highway, Street and Bridge Construction.
“Ms. Landry did an excellent job mediating one of my recent cases. She was able to keep the mediation process moving toward a resolution even when it appeared both sides had reached an impasse. She was able to facilitate a settlement that allowed both sides to leave feeling satisfied with the outcome. My client and I thought Ms. Landry did a great job.”
“I have mediated with Peggy before, and she is quite good. She is an architect as well as an attorney and understands the issue surrounding these hurricane claims very well.”