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A. Ann Cates

A. Ann Cates has been licensed to practice in Louisiana since 1997. She has practiced with several defense firms in which she has handled multi-million dollar personal injury and death claims. A majority of her work has focused on toxic tort litigation involving in particular asbestos and silicosis cases. She has also defended cases involving traumatic brain injury, insurance coverage, bad faith, products liability claims and a variety of general litigation. She has represented personal injury plaintiffs and handled domestic issues including custody and community property disputes.

  • Occupational Disease
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Tulane University (B.A. 1993)
  • Loyola University (New Orleans) College of Law (J.D. 1996)
  • 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 Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
Lee, Futrell & Perles, LLP is small enough to provide prompt, personal attention, yet large enough to handle complex, multiparty litigation at every level of the state and federal judiciary. Although we are located in New Orleans, our practice is regional in scope, with lawyers licensed in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Georgia. Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-review rating—AV®—has been conferred on the firm. Contact Us