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Recognized in Who's Who in American Law

Recognized in New Orleans Magazine's "Top Lawyers"

AV® Rated

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John M. Futrell

John M. Futrell, a native of Mississippi, is a founding member of Lee, Futrell & Perles, and is licensed to practice in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Since receiving an LL.M in Admiralty from Tulane University Law School in 1982, Mr. Futrell has defended underwriters and insureds in Jones Act suits, coverage disputes, and contractual indemnity claims. He has also written coverage opinions on a broad range of policies, including CGL, Hull, P&I, Cargo, Excess, Umbrella, Charterer’s Liability, and Terminal and Marina Operator’s Liability. Mr. Futrell has substantial experience with reinsurance, excess insurance, and non-marine claims, such as business interruption and commercial general liability claims at both the trial and appellate level. 

Reported Decisions

  • Orduna S.A. v. Zen-Noh Grain Corp., 913 F.2d 1149 (U.S. Ct. App. 5th Cir. 1990)
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock & Co. v. Tanker, Robert Watt Miller, 957 F.2d 1575 (U.S. Ct. App. 11th Cir. 1992)
  • Arkwright-Boston Manufacturers Mutual Ins. Co. v. Ross, 1990 WL 292149 (U.S.D.C., Southern District of Texas, May 4, 1990).
  • Reinsurance
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Mississippi State University (B.A., 1978)
  • University of Mississippi (J.D., 1981)
  • Tulane University (L.L.M. Admiralty, 1982)
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Texas
  • 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. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor)
  • AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for 20 years
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Omicron Delta Kappa 
  • Phi Kappa Phi
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