Colvin Norwood, Jr.
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  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., 1972)

    Omicron Delta Kappa, Moot Court Board

  • Tulane University (B.S., Physics, 1969)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana 1972
  • Texas 2004
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), 1995–2023
  • 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), 2007–2023
  • 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



  • 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 - Senior 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  


  • 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.