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Katie F. Wollfarth

Kate F. Wollfarth joined Lee Futrell and Perles in 2015. Her practice has primarily focused on general litigation, mass/complex toxic tort litigation, medical malpractice defense litigation, and administrative law practice.  She brings to Lee Futrell & Perles a great deal of experience in various Louisiana state courts, including second chair trial experience in Louisiana State and Federal courts and first chair administrative law proceeding experience involving doctor disciplinary matters. 

Mrs. Wollfarth is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, serving as a Board Member of the Young Lawyers Division from 2011 - 2015.  She is also a member of the St. Thomas More Inns of Court.

A 2008 graduate of Loyola University, College of Law, in New Orleans, Mrs. Wollfarth served on the Editorial Board of the Loyola Law Review.  She was also a member of the Loyola Moot Court, wherein she competed nationally as an oralist on the Intellectual Property and Privacy Law Team and the National First Amendment Team, taking first place and second place overall.  In her free time, Ms. Wollfarth enjoys traveling and the company of her family. 

Her significant contributions include:

  • Representing premises owners and employers in mass/complex toxic tort litigation, as well as defending suits involving a variety of claimed pathogens including: asbestos.
  • Representing multiple doctors, nurses, and hospital entities in medical malpractice suits from the inception of the suit through dismissal or trial and achieving favorable jury verdicts. 

Published Opinions

  • Givingo v. Dunn, 11-781 (La. App. 5 Cir. 3/13/12), 90 So.3d 1098 (affirming dismissal of cause of action for medical malpractice on the basis of abandonment)
  • In re Medical Review Panel Claim of Steve A. Halm, 13-344 (La. App. 5 Cir. 10/30/13), 128 So.3d 512 (affirming grant of exceptions of prescription/peremption on the grounds that continuing tort doctrine did not apply so as to interrupt period of prescription on patient's medical malpractice claim against physicians).
  • Occupational Exposure and Disease

  • Toxic Tort

  • Product Liability Defense

  • Medical Malpractice Defense

  • Tulane University (B.A., 2005)

  • Loyola University College of Law (New Orleans) (J.D., 2008)

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Board of Directors (July 2011-present)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Inns of Court
  • Pro Bono – Louisiana Appleseed (August 2009)
  • Junior League New Orleans (2010-14)
  • Young Leadership Council (August 2009-10)
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope – Race Judicata (Planning Committee 2009 race)
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