About C. Frank Holthaus

C. Frank Holthaus focuses on personal injury, business litigation, and criminal defense. As one of only four lawyers in the state of Louisiana to be certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, he has successfully defended clients in venues from Miami to San Francisco, achieving verdicts of not guilty and the immediate release of the accused in cases involving RICO, Murder, Bank Fraud, Labor Racketeering, Hobbs Act Violations, Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, Trade Secret Theft, Federal Jury Tampering and more. In multiple venues he has represented clients in matters alleging Tax Fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Mr. Holthaus' business litigation experience extends broadly and includes representing numerous energy, industrial, and commercial clients in federal and state courts as well as before administrative bodies. This representation extends to defending institutional clients in the subjects of Anti-Trust litigation, RCRA, CRCLA, Environmental Spills, Maritime Contract, and defending class actions litigation. Mr. Holthaus has successfully represented numerous victims in personal injury litigation and has achieved multiple seven and six figure recoveries. He has served as plaintiff counsel in class actions in federal and state courts. Mr. Holthaus is one of only a very few lawyers who has both defended and prosecuted class actions. Mr. Holthaus has been chosen among the TOP 50 Lawyers in Louisiana every year since 2014 and has been chosen a Super Lawyer for 10 yeas. He continues to be selected to the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. He has been Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent for over thirty (30) years by Martindale, Hubbel. He is an adjunct professor of law at the LSU Law School. He has served as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. He has been an elected member of the Louisiana State Bar Association House of Delegates for the last twenty years and remains an active member of the Legislation Committee. Since 2010, Mr. Holthaus has served as the President of the Louisiana Senate's appointee to the Louisiana Public Defender Board. Upon graduation from LSU Law School in 1975, Mr. Holthaus served as law clerk to Justice John A. Dixon, Jr. of the Louisiana Supreme Court.