Michael J. O’Shee

Michael J. O'Shee Shareholder

 (318) 445-6471
 (866) 302-6823 Toll Free
 (318) 445-6476

Michael J. O’Shee has represented major natural gas pipeline companies, business entities, municipalities, insurance companies and one of the nation’s largest telephone / communications corporations in acquisition of property rights through expropriation. Michael concentrates his practice on complex trial and appellate litigation matters in state and federal courts. He has substantial experience in expropriation actions, employment litigation, class actions, tort and contract claims.

Representative Matters
  • Routinely handles federal and state appellate matters, property rights litigation, employment law, expropriation, class action and tort litigation.
  • Acted as primary trial counsel for major, nationwide communications company’s multi-year fiber optic expropriation project traversing the entire state of Louisiana (east/west), and affecting properties held by thousands of individual landowners, as well as properties of businesses, trusts, and governmental entities including State agencies, municipalities, parishes, and educational institutions.
  • Acted as trial and appeal counsel for interstate and intrastate natural gas companies in expropriation matters throughout Louisiana.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Professional and Civic Activities
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Member, Sections on Civil Law, Litigation, Insurance
  • Crossroads - American Inn of Court of Alexandria - Pineville
    • Master of the Bench
10/10/23 La. Supreme Court grants Writ Application; Rules in favor of Gold Weems Civil Rights Litigation Team
4/20/22 Gold Weems Civil Rights Defense Team Wins Defamation Case
7/14/21 U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment and Attorneys’ Fees in Favor of MARTCO in an FMLA and Title VII case
3/22/21 Gold Weems Employment Law Team Obtains Dismissal of Discrimination Suit Against Hospital
1/12/21 Gold Weems Civil Rights Defense Team Wins Federal Court Deliberate Indifference and Negligence Lawsuit
Gold Weems Lawyers Obtain Important Legal Victory for Louisiana College; U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of All Claims By Fired President Aguillard
4/7/20 Gold Weems Civil Rights Team Gets Attorney Fees for Natchitoches Parish Following Dismissal of Race Discrimination Case
7/15/19 Civil Rights Defense Litigation Group Prevails on Summary Judgment
1/9/18 Firm Employment Lawyers Record Significant Victory for Municipal Employer
5/15/17 Employment Defense Group Successful in Defense of College
Firm Employment Law Litigators Win Third Affirmance from U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
12/03/14 Gold Weems Attorneys Prevail in Dispute Over 2014 Public Bid Law Changes
U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Judgment Obtained by Firm Employment Law Litigators In Significant Drug Testing Case
8/30/14 Lawson Spearheads Win in U.S. 5th Circuit in Significant Drug Testing Case
8/30/14 Oxenhandler and O'Shee Win 5th Circuit Affirmance in Retaliatory Discharge Case
10/17/13 Oxenhandler/O'Shee Prevail In Class Action Certification Dispute
3/27/09 Rundell and O'Shee win dismissal for trucking company at the Texas Supreme Court
10/15/08 Attorneys win appellate case regarding grandparental visitation
Past Experience
  • Broadhurst, Brook, Mangham & Hardy
  • Mangham, Hardy, Rolfs Bailey & Abadie
  • Panarama Productions (television news and documentary productions)


  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979
  • Louisiana State University, B.A.,1976

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Louisiana
    • Western District of LA
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit
    • Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • Supreme Court of the United States