Barbara Arras represents defendants in toxic tort litigation primarily involving... more
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... view profile
Omar K. Mason joined Montgomery Barnett’s New Orleans office in the fall of 2012. Mr.... more
Omar K. Mason joined Montgomery Barnett’s New Orleans office in the fall of 2012. Mr. Mason is a native New Orleanian. After graduating from Louisiana State University in 1996, he attended and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. He began his law practice with Carter & Cates in 1999 where he focused primarily on plaintiff personal injury matters,... view profile
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from the University of... more
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2003, I worked as a business anaylst at a developer of information management and analysis systems for two years. I moved to New Orleans a week before Katrina to attend law school. After being forced to return home for several months, I returned to New Orleans to complete my legal studies. I g... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.