David A. Olson

David A. Olson: Attorney with Frilot L.L.C. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Frilot L.L.C. (45 Attorneys)
  • 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700, New Orleans, LA 70163
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David A. Olson is a partner with Frilot and concentrates in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and major property damage litigation for clients nationally. Mr. Olson is one of the firm's most experienced litigators and has successfully defended numerous corporations in a wide range of tort and contract actions.

For the past several years, Mr. Olson's practice has concentrated in the area of product liability defense and he is the head of the practice group in that area. His clients have included Rheem Manufacturing Company and Emerson Electric Corporation. He has developed a particular expertise in litigating cases in which fire origin and cause are central issues.

Mr. Olson's work for Rheem has included defending it nationally in water heater/flammable vapor litigation. As an integral part of the core group of lawyers who handle these challenging burn cases, Mr. Olson has been instrumental in obtaining favorable trial results and dismissals and in negotiating settlements that have been attractive for the client. Mr. Olson's defense work, along with that of his fellow lawyers, has succeeded in reducing dramatically the number of flammable vapor suits brought against Rheem.

Mr. Olson also has extensive experience in cases involving LPG and natural gas explosions, electrocutions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Tort & Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(504) 599-8009  Phone
(504) 599-8109  Fax
University Attended:
Lake Forest College, B.A., 1975
Law School Attended:
Cornell University Law School, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1978, Louisiana

Professional Association & Memberships

Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
Maritime Law Association of the United States


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