Daphne M. Lancaster

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Daphne M. Lancaster is Senior Counsel in the New Orleans office of GRSM. She is a member of the Environmental/Toxic Tort and Product and General Liability practice groups.

    A native of Mississippi, Daphne joins the firm with over twenty years of experience in civil defense litigation at both the state and federal levels. She has represented a variety of corporate clients, including employers, manufacturers, premises owners, and their insurers in personal injury and property damage claims in the areas of products liability, asbestos and toxic tort, and premises liability. Daphne takes great pride in being able to guide and assist her clients through all phases of the litigation process from initial case evaluation and strategy, discovery and motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial.


    • Mississippi
    • Louisiana
    • Texas
    • Georgia (pending)
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi


    • United States Supreme Court Bar Association
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association 
    • Louisiana Bar Association 
    • Mississippi Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas (Inactive Status)  
    • New Orleans Bar Association 
    • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Tellus Operating Group, LLC, et al. v. Texas Petroleum Investment Co., et al., 105 So.3d 274 (MS 2012) - Member of litigation team that obtained a defense verdict in favor of a Texas-based petroleum corporation in a multi-million-dollar lawsuit alleging illegal trespass and conversion of oil and gas in Lamar County, Mississippi 
    • Allen v. Kuhlman Corporation, et al., 322 B.R. 280, U.S.D.C., S.D. Mississippi, March 15, 2006 - Member of multi-firm defense team representing transformer manufacturer and corporate predecessor in multiple lawsuits arising out of alleged PCB contamination of soil and ground water
    • Ryals v. Duckworth, 822 So.2d 283, Mississippi, July 18, 2002 (Cause No. 2001-CA-00260-SCT)
  • Education


    J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law (1995) 

    B.A., English, cum laude with honors, Millsaps College (1993)