C. Frank Holthaus is a veteran lawyer with more than 40 years of experience litigating hundreds of civil and criminal cases in federal and state court. His overwhelmingly winning record inside and outside the courtroom demonstrates his long-standing commitment to protecting the rights of individuals and businesses, whether with a jury or a judge. His integrity, objectivity and professionalism are unquestioned by those who know him.
In more than four decades of private practice, Holthaus has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants on a wide range of legal issues before the federal judiciary, earning a reputation as a preeminent lawyer fighting for individuals and businesses. In felony criminal cases, Holthaus’ trial court success and legal acumen are unmatched, with numerous acquittals for his clients, clearing them completely from all charges. Holthaus has defended businesses as well as represented plaintiffs in complex multi-million dollar class action lawsuits.
Holthaus is a graduate of Louisiana State University Law School. He has been peer-review elected as one of Louisiana’s Top 50 lawyers, is board certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy, and for decades has been rated as AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
In addition to his successful practice, he has devoted considerable time throughout his career to legal education. For more than ten years, he has been an adjunct professor of law, teaching trial advocacy courses at his alma mater. In addition, Holthaus serves as chairman of the Louisiana Public Defender Board, where he oversees a $33 million budget of public funds dedicated to providing quality legal services to indigents throughout Louisiana with the goal of ensuring equal justice for all. As a founding board member of The Ecumenical House, Holthaus also worked closely with the Interfaith Council of Churches and Synagogues to create a halfway house for former federal inmates returning to civilian life in the Middle District of Louisiana.
Working under Frank’s experienced direction, his team of lawyers and legal assistants provide the skill and support for complex litigation and other legal matters, maintaining the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality.