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Recognized in New Orleans Magazine's "Top Lawyers"

AV® Rated

Chemical & Occupational Exposure

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Since the mid-1980s, our attorneys have defended thousands of chemical exposure and occupational disease cases in state and federal courts, some of which have led to seminal appellate decisions, such as Cole v. Celotex Corp., in which the state Supreme Court adopted the exposure theory of coverage for all long term occupational disease cases in Louisiana.

Examples of the firm’s experience include:
  • Since 2009, eight jury trials in Civil District Court in Orleans Parish
  • Hundreds of “second-hand exposure” cases in which the spouse or child of an employee claims exposure to asbestos brought home on the employee’s work clothes
  • Hundreds of executive officer cases in which employees have sued executive officers for pre-1976 Louisiana occupational exposures
  • Hundreds of premises liability cases in which employees of third parties claim exposures at shipyards or manufacturing plants
  • Scores of cases involving admiralty and maritime law and/or the Jones Act, in which workers claim to have been exposed on vessels at sea or undergoing repairs
  • Hundreds of writs and appeals in Louisiana appellate courts

A. Ann Cates

Rick B. Eisenstat

Steven E. Lacoste

Daphne M. Lancaster

Gary A. Lee

M. Scott Minyard

Barbara B. O'Donnell

Patricia C. Penton

Richard M. Perles

M. Kevin Powell

Katie F. Wollfarth

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