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Nairda T. Colon (Lesa)
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Phone: (504) 599-8180
Fax: (504) 599-8131
Email: Nairda T. Colon (Lesa)
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PRACTICE AREAS
Medical Malpractice & Healthcare

EDUCATION
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997, J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Criminal Law Clinic

Boston College, 1991, B.A.,magna cum laude

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
Louisiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans
Defense Research Institute, Diversity Co-Chair.

SEMINARS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Tulane University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Class for Louisiana Torts, 2007 to the present.

Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation, 2008 to the present.

American Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Annual Winter Seminar 2015.

2015 LSBA Annual Meeting & LSBA/LJC Summer School 2015.

How To Take A Medical Expert's Deposition, DRI Conference 2004

LANGUAGES:
Spanish



Frilot partner Nairda T. Colon (Lesa) focuses primarily in the defense of medical malpractice, healthcare law, medical products, and general liability related cases. She represents hospitals, physicians, long term healthcare facilities, and other healthcare providers and organizations. Her litigation experience includes an extensive range of medical malpractice, healthcare and general liability matters. Ms. Colon entered Frilot's second clerkship class in 1996, joining the firm after graduating cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1997.

Ms. Colon has taught the Medical Malpractice Louisiana Tort Class at Tulane Law School since 2007, and she also leads a quarterly in-service program for area hospitals, covering legal issues as part of the orientation program for incoming nurses. She gave a presentation entitled 'How to Take a Medical Expert's Deposition' at a Defense Research Institute conference in 2004. Ms. Colan is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the New Orleans Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Ms. Colon is dedicated to helping her hometown rebuild and recover from Hurricane Katrina. She is an active volunteer with the Save NOLA project, Habitat for Humanity, and the Make it Right Foundation.