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Daphne M. Lancaster

Prior to joining Lee, Futrell & Perles in 2013, Daphne M. Lancaster was a partner in the law firm of Aultman, Tyner & Ruffin, LLC, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. During her sixteen-year practice in Mississippi, she developed a strong background in broad-based civil defense litigation in areas including environmental toxic tort, products liability, premises liability, transportation, personal injury, and wrongful death. Ms. Lancaster has been actively engaged in defending asbestos cases at the state and federal level, including in the Asbestos Multi-District Litigation (MDL-875), for a wide variety of product and equipment manufacturers, including Fortune 500 companies. In 2008, Ms. Lancaster was a member of the defense team that obtained a defense verdict in favor of a Texas-based petroleum corporation in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit alleging illegal trespass and conversion in Lamar County, Mississippi.

Ms. Lancaster has brought her knowledge and diverse experience to Lee, Futrell & Perles where her practice focuses primarily on defending premise owners and corporate officers against claims of exposure to asbestos-containing products.

Reported Decisions

  • Tellus Operating Group, LLC, et al. v. Texas Petroleum Investment Co., et al., 105 So.3d 274 (MS 2012)
  • O’Hara v. Petal Police Dept., 260 Fed. Appx. 632, 2007 WL 4467582, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, December 20, 2007)
  • O’Hara v. Petal Police Dept., 2006 WL 2583092, U.S.D.C., S.D. Mississippi, September 6, 2006
  • Allen v. Kuhlman Corporation, et al., 322 B.R. 280, U.S.D.C., S.D. Mississippi, March 15, 2006
  • Riley v. Georgia Pacific Corporation, et al. 2006 WL 37202, U.S.D.C., N.D. Miss., January 5, 2006
  • Ryals v. Duckworth, 822 So.2d 283, Mississippi, July 18, 2002 (Cause No. 2001-CA-00260-SCT)
  • Bynum v. First Chemical Corp., 2007 WL 869573, S.D. Mississippi, March 20, 2007
  • Product Liability
  • Toxic Tort (Asbestos, Silica, and PCP Litigation)
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death (including workplace accidents)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Millsaps College (B.A., cum laude, 1993)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1995)
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Georgia
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
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