John F. Olinde

Partner

For over thirty years, John Olinde has represented clients in a wide variety of civil actions and disputes.  He served as the Managing Partner of Chaffe McCall (2012-2015).  John focuses his practice on product-liability defense, including the defense of pharmaceutical and medical-device claims, and handling insurance matters, construction claims, and general casualty litigation.  In addition, John works as regional and local counsel in the area of complex litigation and has been involved in many different MDL matters.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker at the Annual DRI Meeting held in New Orleans on the topic “Civil Lawsuits Filed By State Attorneys General: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?” (October 26, 2012)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2012- Present
  • Selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2007, 2013 – Present
  • Named as a Top Lawyer in Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions by New Orleans Magazine, 2012 – Present
  • Named as City Business Leadership in Law Honoree, 2007
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as Louisiana State University Law Center Hall of Fame, 1987
  • Order of the Coif

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Client Assistance Fund Committee, 1983 – Present
  • Rotary New Orleans, President, 2015 – 2016; President Elect, 2014 – 2015; Board of Directors, 2011 – 2017; Secretary, 2012 – 2013, Assistant District Governor, 2017 –
    Present

 

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  • Louisiana Counsel and/or Liaison Counsel or on Discovery, Expert and Trial Teams in Multi-District Litigation
  • Trial counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers of a variety of products, including antibiotics, pain medication, catheters, stents, surgical sponges, birth control products, erectile dysfunction medication, atherectomy devices, blood thinners, NSAID’s, muscle relaxers, foot pads, eye drops, and aspirin
  • National trial counsel for an independent standards organization in smoke alarm litigation
  • National trial counsel for a major manufacturer of small business machines
  • National trial counsel for a major telecommunications company in Rounding-Up litigation
  • Louisiana trial counsel for manufacturers involving many different products, including mobile hydraulic cranes, auto parts, food packaging, and ceramic tile
  • Louisiana trial counsel for a major hotel management company regarding liability claims
  • Trial counsel in construction litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance claims, liens, and personal
    injuries

 

Key Matters

  • Louisiana Counsel and/or Liaison Counsel or on Discovery, Expert and Trial Teams in Multi-District Litigation
  • Trial counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers of a variety of products, including antibiotics, pain medication, catheters, stents, surgical sponges, birth control products, erectile dysfunction medication, atherectomy devices, blood thinners, NSAID’s, muscle relaxers, foot pads, eye drops, and aspirin
  • National trial counsel for an independent standards organization in smoke alarm litigation
  • National trial counsel for a major manufacturer of small business machines
  • National trial counsel for a major telecommunications company in Rounding-Up litigation
  • Louisiana trial counsel for manufacturers involving many different products, including mobile hydraulic cranes, auto parts, food packaging, and ceramic tile
  • Louisiana trial counsel for a major hotel management company regarding liability claims
  • Trial counsel in construction litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance claims, liens, and personal
    injuries