Areas of Practice
Practice-Specific Experience
  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    JD, 1979
    Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Theta Phi

  • Louisiana State University
    BA, 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Tax Court
Edward Wegmann
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8226 tel
504.582.8011 fax

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Dirk Wegmann is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on commercial civil litigation.

Drawing on his more than 30 years of litigation experience, Dirk provides effective representation to clients in federal courts, state courts, and arbitration. He has substantial experience providing counsel regarding disputes and litigation in the areas of insurance coverage, tax, breach of contract, injunctions, fraud, unfair competition, landlord/tenant, construction, trusts and estates, franchisor-franchisee, partnership, shareholder, expropriation, public bid, real estate, banking, and intellectual property. Dirk also handles arbitration and appellate work in the state and federal appellate courts.

Dirk leads the firm’s commercial dispute resolution and arbitration team.


  • The Best Lawyers in America®,Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, and Litigation and Controversy –Tax (listed annually since 2005)
  • Best Lawyers®, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation – Trusts and Estates, New Orleans, (2015, 2018)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Business Litigation (2008-2010, 2012 to present)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • "Cross-Examination," Trial Skills, October 28, 2016, Louisiana State Bar Association's VooDoo CLE Seminar
  • "Business Interruption Insurance Claims—Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina", December 11, 2008


  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Bar Association, Sections on Litigation (Construction Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Trial Evidence and Trial Practice), Tort Trial and Insurance Practice
  • Federal Bar Association, Sections on Federal Litigation and Intellectual Property and Communications Law
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Sections on Civil Law and Litigation; Insurance, Tort, Workers Compensation and Admiralty Law; Intellectual Property; Elected Member, Louisiana State Bar House of Delegates
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Faculty (1987-1995)
  • New Orleans Bar Association