Medical Malpractice & Healthcare
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
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
New Orleans Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee, Chair
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Vice Chair of Communications for IADC Medical Defense and Health Law Committee
Louisiana State Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
National Association of Female Judges (NAWJ)
New Orleans CityBusiness “Women of the Year” Honoree, 2019
SEMINARS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Tulane University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Class for Louisiana Torts (2007-present)
Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation (2008-present)
American Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) Annual Winter Seminar 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, medical products, professional, general and premises liability related cases.
For over 20 years, she has represented physicians in virtually every specialty, nurses, nurse practitioners, hospitals, outpatient clinics, outpatient surgery centers, long-term healthcare facilities, and other healthcare providers and organizations in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. Ms. Colón has tried cases in many district courts in Louisiana. She has also argued before the appellate courts of Louisiana and the Louisiana Supreme Court. Her litigation experience includes an extensive range of medical malpractice, healthcare, professional, general and premises 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 New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
Ms. Colón is committed to the community and has been involved in the continued rebuilding and recovery efforts 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 served on the Team Gleason Executive Legal Committee to help secure an innovative residence for those living with ALS or Lou Gehrigs's Disease.