Attorney Chairman; Health Care; Medical Malpractice; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Mediation
Awards & Recognition:
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Top Rated Lawyers Guide to Health Care Law
Corporate Counsel Magazine, 2012
New Orleans Magazine, top Lawyers, 2009
West Awards for Scholastic Achievement
Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Legal Scholarship
Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1988
magna cum laude. Graduated third overall in the day and night divisions
Northeast Louisiana University, B.S., Pharmacy, 1975
Bar and Court Admissions:
U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
Louisiana State Bar Association
Registered Pharmacist, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Rodi W. Culotta practices as an Attorney Chairman for Medical Review Panels under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. He has spent his 27 year career defending both professional liability and products liability cases, representing health care providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device manufacturers and other professionals in liability cases. He maintains his license in Pharmacy, which he received in 1976.
Prior to joining the firm, Rodi practiced pharmacy in both retail and clinical settings for 12 years at which point he attended Loyola University School of Law. During his studies, he served as the Articles/Comments Editor of the Loyola Law Review. Upon graduation, he joined the products and professional liability team of a major regional law firm where, through years as an associate and partner, he defended physicians, hospitals, nurses and other health care providers. He also defended cases involving breast implants and other prosthetics, Bendectin, tetracycline, ibuprofen, and surgical products, serving as Louisiana counsel for the L -tryptophan MDL litigation. His experience in mass torts involving drugs and medical devices allowed him to represent over 100 physicians named as defendants in the national Rezulin litigation. He went on to serve as trial counsel for the largest provider of liability insurance for health care providers in Louisiana.
Outside of the office, Rodi served as Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law for many years, teaching the course “Law and Medicine.” He also practices pharmacy part-time in a community pharmacy. In his spare time, he enjoys music and collecting and playing guitars.