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Ali Spindler

Partner

504.310.2234

PROFILE

Ali has extensive experience in toxic tort litigation, defending premises owners, employers, and their insurers in all phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, expert workup, preparation of corporate witnesses, and trial preparation. She works with teams of expert witnesses from various disciplines to develop litigation strategy and to prepare the experts for depositions and trials. Ali also has extensive experience defending medical device and consumer products manufacturers in multidistrict, federal, and state litigation. 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. There, she created the agency’s pro bono referral program and supervised cases placed with volunteer attorneys throughout New Orleans. She continues to volunteer as a pro bono attorney for Catholic Charities and other legal services providers.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Representative Matters / Experience

  • Identifying, developing, and preparing teams of experts in national and statewide medical device and toxic tort litigation
  • Preparing expert and corporate witnesses for depositions and trials in federal and state mass-tort litigation
  • Taking and defending fact and expert witness depositions in national and state mass-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
  • Successfully removing cases from state to federal district courts
  • Trial preparation in medical device, products, and toxic tort litigation

Honors

  • 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 Associate Editor

AFFILIATIONS

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

EDUCATION

  • J.D.,magna cum laude, Tulane University Law School (2011)
  • B.A.,summa cum laude, Louisiana State University (2008)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel's Trial Academy, Stanford Law School (2022)

ADMISSIONS

  • 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

Community

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

Publications and Presentations