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Wagar Hickman commissioned a graphic artist to design this, now copyrighted, pelican. The pelican is the Louisiana state bird and its wings represent a mother protecting her flock, much like the way Wagar Hickman guides and protects their clients through all legal matters concerning personal injury & medical malpractice

Medical Malpractice

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. While licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas (and based in the New Orleans area), his practice has taken him to many other states by way of temporary, pro hac vice admission, 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 25 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 and southern Mississippi.

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, and the producer and narrator of the podcast series Killing Time, about military history.

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