Practice Areas            

The Railroad Litigation Practice Group of Frilot L.L.C represents a number of railroad clients in all aspects of defense before all state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. The Railroad Litigation Practice Group specializes in all areas of railroad litigation and representation, including cases involving:

• Railroad crossing accidents
• Environmental contamination spills
• LDEQ Compliance Orders
• Mass Tort/Class Actions
• Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims
• Derailments
• Freight, loss and delay claims
• Commercial/contractual disputes
• Property rights disputes
• Preemption

The firm’s experience in railroad crossing accidents is particularly extensive, and includes litigation of crossing accident cases in all courts throughout the State of Louisiana and the southern region. In connection with that experience, the firm has amassed a comprehensive battery of experts specializing in the unique issues of state and federal law presented in these cases. The firm also advises a number of national railroad organizations on their response and lobbying efforts with regard to federal and state legislation impacting the railroad.

Frilot attorneys actively participate in key industry associations to remain knowledgeable of current and emerging issues facing the railroad industry.

Representative clients include:
• CNIC Railroad
• KCS Railroad
• New Orleans Gulf Coast Railroad
• Association of American Railroads
• New Orleans Public Belt