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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Theta Phi
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1977
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 1980
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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 5th Cir., 1984
  • E.D. La., 1980
  • M.D. La., 1981
  • W.D. La., 1984
  • Cl. Ct.
  • Tax, 1993
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Edward Wegmann
Partner
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 firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, with more than 30 years of litigation experience. His practice focus is commercial civil litigation in both federal and state courts, with substantial litigation experience in the areas of insurance coverage, tax, breach of contract, injunctions, fraud, unfair competition, landlord/tenant, construction, trusts and estates, franchiser-franchisee, partnership, shareholder, expropriation, public bid, mediation, real estate, banking, and intellectual property. Mr. Wegmann's practice also includes arbitration and appellate work in the state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Wegmann is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, and Litigation and Controversy - Tax (listed annually since 2005)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in New Orleans
  • Named the Best Lawyers'® 2015 New Orleans Litigation - Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (also listed 2008–2010, 2012 to present)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Presentations

  • "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

Memberships

  • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Litigation, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, and Intellectual Property Law)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member, Sections on Federal Litigation and Intellectual Property and Communications Law)
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, 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