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M. Scott Minyard

M. Scott Minyard, a native of Mississippi, joined Lee, Futrell & Perles in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in 1995, where he served as Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Minyard has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to defending corporate clients in a wide array of occupational disease cases in which thousands of plaintiffs have claimed injury as a result of exposure to various agents, including asbestos, silica, and welding fumes, primarily at shipyards, chemical plants, and refineries. Mr. Minyard has represented such clients in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate level, in Louisiana and in other states.  

Mr. Minyard has significant experience in the defense of insurance agents in E&O claims arising from an alleged failure to procure adequate coverage, and in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, tried several such cases to verdict on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Mr. Minyard has also litigated franchise disputes on behalf of franchisors and franchisees of convenience stores, gas stations, and after-market automobile supply companies.

Mr. Minyard has represented manufacturers and retailers in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, and defended a manufacturer of dietary supplements in multi-district litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs. He has also defended insureds in a broad spectrum of other personal injury actions, such as automobile accidents and slip and fall cases.

  • Occupational Disease
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Mississippi University for Women (B.S., cum laude, 1991) (coed since 1981)
  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1995)
  • Executive Editor, Mississippi College Law Review (1994-1995)
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • 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 Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • 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