Ali’s practice focuses heavily on environmental and toxic tort litigation, defending premises owners, employers, and their insurers in all phases of litigation, including removal, discovery, motion practice, expert workup, preparation of corporate witnesses, and trial preparation. She also has experience in defending medical device and consumer products manufacturers in multidistrict, federal, and state litigation.

At Irwin Fritchie, Ali is responsible for building and managing teams of expert witnesses in environmental and toxic tort cases. She works closely with experts from a variety of disciplines – i.e., epidemiologists, toxicologists, medical doctors, industrial hygienists, and others – to guide and prepare these experts throughout the litigation process, including expert reports, depositions, and, ultimately, trial testimony.

Ali is also responsible for preparing and defending company witness depositions, handling plaintiff and defense expert depositions, and defending against motions to exclude or limit expert testimony.

Before returning to Irwin Fritchie in 2017, Ali was a senior attorney at Catholic Charities of New Orleans, where she represented children in immigration proceedings and created the agency’s pro bono referral program. She continues to volunteer as a pro bono attorney for Catholic Charities and other providers of access to justice services.

Ali is fluent in Spanish and English.


  • Vetting, developing, and preparing teams of experts in national and statewide medical device and toxic tort litigation
  • Preparing and defending 30(b)(6) corporate representative for deposition in environmental mass-tort litigation
  • Taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions in national and state toxic tort litigation
  • Drafting, arguing, and defending against motions to exclude and limit experts in federal and state courts
  • Briefing dispositive motions in products and toxic tort litigation before federal and state courts
  • Briefing and defending removal of cases from state to federal courts, with a focus on Federal Officer Removal by government contractors
  • Trial preparation in medical device, products, and toxic tort litigation in federal and state courts

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America: Products Liability Litigation (2022)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)
  • Catholic Charities of New Orleans Pro Bono Leadership Award (2020)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Tulane Law Review, Senior Board, Senior Associate Editor (2010-2011)

Civic Affiliations

  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, Advisory Board
  • Catholic Charities, pro bono attorney

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Association of Women Attorneys
  • American Bar Association


Publications & Presentations

Publications and Presentations


  • Louisiana State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Immigration Courts


J.D., Tulane University Law School (2011)

B.A., Louisiana State University (2008)

International Association of Defense Counsel's Trial Academy, Stanford Law School (2022)

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