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Knowledge. Understanding. Insight.

Effective advocacy in law is difficult to do well. It requires intelligence, experience, and knowledge of the law and the judicial system. But it also requires passion, creativity, analytical skills, organization, tenacity and a lot of hard work. As attorneys, we have earned the trust of our clients over decades of handling civil litigation. We would like to earn yours as well. Give us a call if we can help you. 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 counselor 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.

Contact attorney Wagar Hickman, LLC today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Personal Injury

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Trip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

Call 504-830-3838 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Chip Wagar

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.

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, pro hac vice
  • Pennsylvania
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, pro hac vice
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2015


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: cum laude
  • George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1976
    • B.A.
    • Major: International Affairs

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • International Association of Defense Counsel, 1986 - Present (Member)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1993 - Present (Faculty)
  • Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence, 2007 - Present (President)
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Member)
  • Texas Bar Association (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Orleans Public Defenders, 2005 - 2007

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