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Nairda T. Colón (Lesa)

Phone: (504) 599-8180
Fax: (504) 599-8131
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Medical Malpractice & Healthcare
Professional Liability

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

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

U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

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.

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.


Frilot partner Nairda T. Colón(Lesa) entered Frilot's second clerkship class in 1996, joining the firm after graduating cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1997. Ms. Colón focuses primarily in the defense of medical malpractice, healthcare law, medical products, and professional and general liability related cases. For almost 20 years, she has represented physicians in virtually every specialty, hospitals, long term healthcare facilities, and other healthcare providers and organizations in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. Her litigation experience includes an extensive range of medical malpractice, healthcare, professional and general liability matters.

Ms. Colón 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 practitioners. She also routinely gives seminars and presentations to medical groups and hospitals on topics related to litigation in the healthcare field. She has given presentations at a Defense Research Institute conference and to the Association of Operating Room Nurses. Ms. Colón 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. Colón is committed to the community and was involved in the rebuilding and recovery of the region after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Her efforts with the Save NOLA Project, Habitat for Humanity and Make It Right included hands on building as well as fundraising and awareness. Additionally, Ms. Colón serves on the Team Gleason Executive Legal Committee to help secure an innovative residence for those living with ALS or Lou Gehrigs's Disease.