Colvin Norwood, Jr.
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 1972)
    Omicron Delta Kappa, Moot Court Board
  • Tulane University (B.S., Physics, 1969)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), 1995–2021
  • New Orleans Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012  
  • New Orleans Product Liability Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America®, 2011  
  • Chambers USA, National Products Liability & Mass Torts and National Products Liability: Automotive  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Products Liability), 2007–2020  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 50: New Orleans Super Lawyers," 2013, 2018  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 50: Louisiana Super Lawyers," 2009–2012  
  • "Top Lawyer: Product Liability Litigation," New Orleans Magazine, 2016

Affiliations

Professional 

  • American Bar Association  
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow  
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow  
  • Defense Research Institute  
  • International Association of Defense Counsel  
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow  
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel  
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow  
  • Louisiana State Bar Association  
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society, Former Board Member  
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel  
  • The New Orleans Bar Association, Former Board Member  
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project, Former Board Member  
  • Product Liability Advisory Council, Member  
  • Tulane University School of Law, Former Member, Dean's Council  

Community 

  • Xavier University of Louisiana, Former Chairman Board of Trustees and Member of Board of Visitors 

Outside the Office

Woody enjoys bicycling and has taken bicycle trips with his wife in the United States and more than a dozen countries around the world.