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Frances Olivier


Born and raised in New Orleans, Ms. Olivier is a

graduate of  St. Mary's Dominican High School (Class

of 1977) and received her undergraduate degree from

Yale University (Class of 1981). She earned her Juris

Doctorate from Tulane University Law School (Class

of 1986).

Ms. Olivier is married to the Honorable Mark Doherty

and they have three children (Meaghan, Jack,

and Catherine). They reside in New Orleans where they

enjoy time with family and friends.

Experience That Matters

Her career began as a prosecutor, spending three

years as an Assistant District Attorney in New Orleans

at Tulane and Broad. The courtroom was a comfortable

place and she was very effective with her trials.


Because of  her trial skills and confidence in front of a

jury, GEICO Insurance Company hired her to be part of their team of in-house attorneys. Later, when a national casino operator needed a general counsel to handle their legal problems and open a brand new general counsel’s office, they chose Ms. Olivier as their first in-house counsel and as their first-ever female attorney nationwide. 

A Private Practice Focused on Personal Service and Client Success

After seventeen years of work for public and private corporations, Ms. Olivier made the decision to enter private practice. She has based her personal practice on building relationships with her clients and fighting for their rights, which are the same principles she has applied throughout her career.  

Ms. Olivier believes in handling her clients personally-- and always with honesty and fairness. Her clients enjoy being able to call her directly and can easily make arrangements to see her personally. This hands-on approach is what sets her apart and makes a difference in the quality of representation she provides.

Compassionate with You. Tough on the Opposition.

When your livelihood, safety or reputation is in danger, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands your situation and is committed to your cause. Ms. Olivier is compassionate with her clients, but aggressive against her opponents. She can evaluate your circumstances and build a strong case supported by the facts. An experienced litigator, she does not shy away from fighting for you in court. Ms. Olivier has a proven record of litigation success that speaks volumes about her experience, knowledge and skill.

Whether it is for criminal defense or civil ligation, she will take on your cause as her own. Contact the Law Office of Frances M. Olivier for free consultation today.

Dedicated to Professional Excellence

Ms. Olivier is an Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, at Tulane University School of Law. She is also involved in Tulane Moot Court where she was honored as Outstanding Senior Justice.

Ms. Olivier is a member of

- Louisiana Bar Association

- Louisiana Association for Justice

- New Orleans Bar Association

- Jefferson Bar Association

- Federal Bar Association

- American Bar Association


Contact Frances M. Olivier

To learn more about her practice or to schedule an appointment with Frances M. Olivier, call 504-483-6334 or email her at

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