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Barbara L. Arras

365 Canal Street, Suite 2000 New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-6534
Firm: Phelps Dunbar LLP  |  Website

Barbara L. Arras

365 Canal Street, Suite 2000 New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-6534
Firm: Phelps Dunbar LLP
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Firm

Phelps Dunbar LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (504) 566-1311
Barbara Arras represents defendants in toxic tort litigation primarily involving pulmonary diseases allegedly caused by asbestos and other pulmonary irritants and hematopoietic diseases allegedly caused by benzene. She is responsible for the medical defense in each case. Specifically, she analyzes the facts to formulate a theory of defense and identifies the correct scientific discipline needed to advance that theory. She then identifies and retains the best expert in that discipline from her wide network of contacts, she deposes plaintiffs’ experts, defends defense experts at their depositions, prepares Motions to Exclude plaintiffs’ experts, and opposes plaintiffs’ Motions to Exclude defense experts. She also has considerable expertise in management of complex toxic tort litigation nationwide having spent nine years as in-house counsel with two Fortune 500 corporations.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Barbara L. Arras
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, New Orleans (2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
Education
Loyola University Chicago, J.D.
Graduated
Northwestern University, BA
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (504) 566-1311
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-6534
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