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Douglas Redfearn is a commercial litigator with more than 25 years of legal experience. He practices primarily in the area of civil litigation involving product liability. He represents national insurers and other large companies in matters involving asbestos and silica-related injuries, chemical injuries, product defect injuries, slip-and-fall accidents, and transportation accidents, and is currently managing statewide asbestos and silica litigation in Louisiana involving thousands of plaintiffs.

Doug’s prior experience includes engaging in class action litigation against the tobacco industry and representing business economic loss claimants in connection with the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He has also written numerous coverage opinions concerning commercial general liability (CGL) and homeowner’s insurance policies; and, in the oil and gas field, Doug has been involved in acquisitions, mergers, MMS issues, and mineral leases and servitudes.

Representative Matters

  • Roach v. Air Liquide Am. LP, No. CV 2:12-03165, 2016 WL 3766440 (W.D. La. July 11, 2016) (won summary judgment on product liability claim)
  • Ulmer v. Frisard, 945 So. 2d 85 (La. App. 5 Cir. October 31, 2006) (won summary judgment on defamation, libel, slander, malicious prosecution, harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims and prevailed on appeal)
  • Alexander v. Fulco, 895 So. 2d 668 (La. App. 2 Cir. February 25, 2005), writ denied, 901 So. 2d 1107 (La. May 6, 2005) (won prescription trial involving 66 plaintiffs and prevailed on appeal)

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • J.D., Tulane Law School, Cum Laude, 1991
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1987


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Chair, Corporate and Business Law Section, 2022-2023

Professional Recognition

  • Top Lawyers in New Orleans Area, New Orleans Magazine, 2009
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Community Involvement

  • Former Member, New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee
  • President, Stuart Hall School for Boys Parents’ Club, 2008—2009
  • Gap Chairman, Stuart Hall School for Boys, 2011—2012


SPSR Lawyers Named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch Lists; 3 Singled Out as Lawyer of the Year for Their Practice Areas

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Doug Redfearn Elected Chair

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Fourteen SPSR Lawyers Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America List

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