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Barbara B. O’Donnell

Barbara Bourdonnay O’Donnell has practiced law for almost three decades, focusing predominantly on litigation. She has tried numerous cases to verdict, and has handled a broad range of complex casualty, toxic tort and environmental defense matters, including occupational disease cases, and CERCLA and NORM litigation. She served as coordinating/trial counsel in asbestos litigation for many years, and has also successfully defended clients involved in multi-million dollar and class action litigation, including fire, construction and PPO litigation.  

  • Chemical and Occupational Exposure
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Complex and Class Action Litigation
  • University of New Orleans, (B.A. 1982 )
  • Tulane University School of Law (J.D. 1986)


  • 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 Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
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