Nairda T. (Lesa) Colon

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  • Partner at Frilot L.L.C. (45 Attorneys)
  • 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3700, New Orleans, LA 70163
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Frilot partner Nairda T. Colon (Lesa) entered Frilot's second clerkship class in 1996, joining the firm after graduating cum laude from Tulane Law School in 1997. Ms. Colon 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. Colon 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. 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 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. Colon 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. Colon 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. Colon served on the Team Gleason Executive Legal Committee to help secure an innovative residence for those living with ALS or Lou Gehrigs's Disease.


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

2015 LSBA Annual Meeting & LSBA/LJC Summer School

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

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Medical Malpractice & Healthcare
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(504) 599-8180  Phone
(504) 599-8131  Fax
University Attended:
Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
Tulane Law School, J.D., cum laude, Criminal Law Clinic, 1997
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; 1997, Louisiana


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)


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