Lea Ann is a member of our Product Liability, Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation group.  She focuses her practice on Environmental Litigation and Asbestos, Silica, and Toxic Tort Litigation.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2002
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Kentucky: Eastern, Western
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Mid-South Rising Stars®, Personal Injury Defense, General, 2010-Present

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College, J.D., 2002
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., Police Administration, 1999
    • Regents Scholar

Experience

  • Member of the trial team for target benzene defendant participating in trials in various jurisdictions.  
  • Served on national coordinating counsel teams in toxic tort litigation, focusing on development of corporate and expert witnesses, facilitating large scale document productions and supervising local counsel.
  • Represented clients in toxic tort litigation, including silica, asbestos and chemical exposure cases in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky.
  • Obtained dismissal of breach of contract claim for multi-national company and served as counsel in successful appeal in federal court.  
  • Co-counsel for defendant in multi-party mineral rights action which was favorably resolved.
  • Co-counsel for successful contest of OSHA citations stemming from fatal pipeline explosion.
  • Represented manufacturers of industrial machinery and medical devices in products liability and personal injury claims.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Most Active Jurisdictions,” Harris Martin National Litigation Conference, 2013.