Name: Chip Wagar
Firm Name: Wagar Hickman, LLC
Jurisdiction: USA - Louisiana
Practice Area: Maritime Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Chip Wagar as our exclusively recommended Maritime Law expert in Louisiana, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Chip please use the contact information provided above.

Chip applies his more than three decades of civil trial litigation experience to the most complex and difficult cases of medical malpractice and products liability nowadays. Based in the metro New Orleans area, Chip is licensed in Louisiana and Texas, he has a multi-state practice and has been admitted pro hac vice in many other states including Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Chip brings together meticulous preparation with passionate courtroom advocacy on behalf of both his individual and corporate clients.

Chip’s preeminent professional achievements have been recognized by his peers and various legal and professional organizations including Super Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He is a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received Martindale’s highest (AV) rating for lawyers for more than 30 years. In January 2015, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice wrongful death case in New Orleans that resulted in a multi-million dollar jury award; the highest damage award to a single medical malpractice victim in Louisiana history.  Chip handles medical malpractice cases all over Louisiana, southern Mississippi and the panhandle of Florida.

Chip also represents local, national and international manufacturers in products liability litigation claims involving the defense of personal injury, property damage and business interruption claims.  Chip has been a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only organization of preeminent defense attorneys and regularly represents Fortune 500 clients in these cases.

Chip has taught trial advocacy to hundreds of lawyers over the years with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and to law students at Tulane and LSU law schools in Louisiana. He is presently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s College of Law where he teaches Medical Malpractice law.  He is also an award-winning writer of historical fiction, having two published novels, An American in Vienna and The Carpathian Assignment, a newly-released non-fiction work, Double Emperor, The Life and Times of Francis of Austria.

Chip Wagar and his wife Cheryl have lived in Mandeville, Louisiana since the late 1980’s; a city near New Orleans on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.  Chip has two children, Will Wagar, and Sarah Hickman.  He enjoys writing in his free time as well as travel and exploration, especially in Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas.  An avid history buff, he narrates the military history podcast “Killing Time” on iTunes, which explores the greatest battles and campaigns that changed the course of history.

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Firm Description:

Wagar Hickman is a new firm but brings nearly four decades of litigation experience to bear on behalf of our clients who need outstanding representation in difficult and complex civil cases. We begin our representation with analysis and then discussion with our clients on their legal needs and take our role as an advisor and counsellor as important as any other aspect of our practice.

As advocates we bring focused attention and energy to the essence of the client’s legal issues to avoid, forestall or minimize the conflict and dispute before or early in litigation, often achieving settlements and early resolution for our clients with maximum efficiency and speed. Examples of settlements we have achieved over the years can be seen on this website.

As attorneys at law, our clients have our experience and loyalty to the end of a lawsuit, including the courts of appeal and supreme courts. Our track record of success in many cases over the years can be seen on this website as well.

The reviews Chip Wagar and Sarah Hickman have garnered in their representation of individual and corporate clients is also a matter of record and is something about which we are most proud because, after all, there is no higher praise for a lawyer than a satisfied client.