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Chip Wagar - Mandeville, LA

1401 W Causeway Approach Mandeville, LA 70471

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Updated: 12/12/2018

Mandeville Medical Malpractice Lawyer


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...

About Chip Wagar

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Admiralty / Maritime
  • Products Liability


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner

Representative Clients

  • Atwood Oceanics, Inc.
  • Berkley Risk Administrators
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • HDI-Gerling America Insurance Group
  • Shop Vac Corporation
  • Texas General Agency
  • The ABB Group


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

Other Affiliations

  • 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)


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

Past Positions

  • Hailey, McNamara, Partner, 1981 - 1995
  • Exxon Corporation, Attorney, 1979 - 1981
  • Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP, Partner, 1982 - 1996
  • Wagar Richard Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP, Founding Partner, 1996 - 2018
  • Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Partner, 1982 - 1986
  • Exxon Corporation, Exxon USA, Attorney, Litigation, and E&P, 1979 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • New Orleans Public Defenders, 2005 - 2007

Classes and Seminars

  • NITA Gulf Coast Deposition Program, NITA, 1998 - Present
  • NITA Trial Academy, 1993 - Present
  • Trial Advocacy, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Malpractice Law, Loyola University’s College of Law

Ancillary Businesses

  • Provider: Texas Dept. of Insurance; Continuing Education


Other Sources of Feedback About Chip Wagar

Included on the 2024 Louisiana list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Louisiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Louisiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Chip Wagar on Super Lawyers


  • Marquis "Who's Who in American Law"
  • New Orleans City Business Magazine, "New Orleans 50 Leaders in Law", 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Louisiana SuperLawyers, 2011-2018
  • Avvo, Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Attorney, 1986
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

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