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Edward W. Trapolin




Ed has an active trial and appellate practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi federal and state courts. He concentrates his practice in casualty, professional liability, insurance, and environmental and toxic tort. He has extensive deposition experience and has managed several cases for trial. He has defended numerous personal injury and property damage claims arising out of automobile, business premises, construction, environmental, and industrial accidents. Ed is a frequent presenter on legal malpractice and professional liability.



  • Best Lawyers in America: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Litigation - Environmental (2015-2022)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Professional Liability Defense
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers: Legal Malpractice Law
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2016
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell rating
  • Pro Bono Project Distinguished service award for over 100 hours of volunteered legal services
  • Loyola University Gillis Long Public Service Award, 2003
  • Loyola Law Review


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Counsel on Litigation Management
  • Thomas More Loyola Law School American Inn of Court, President (2015 - 2017)
  • American Inns of Court, Leadership Summits Advisory Group
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association


  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law (2001)
  • B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University (1987)


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Louisiana and Mississippi state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi


  • Ozanam Inn, volunteer
  • Pro Bono Project, volunteer
  • Covenant House, volunteer

Publications and Presentations