Hammett, Wade B.
Wade B. Hammett

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Biography

Wade B. Hammett, a lifelong resident of the Greater New Orleans area, attended college at the University of Southern California and graduated from there, cum laude, in 1994, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with an emphasis on ethics. Mr. Hammett received his Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2007.

Mr. Hammett presently is admitted to the Louisiana Bar and he also is admitted to practice before all United States District Courts in Louisiana as well as the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hammett has experience in motion practice and trial before Louisiana district courts and in oral arguments before Louisiana's district and appellate courts, and before various federal courts, including the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Mr. Hammett also has experience in arbitration.

Mr. Hammett's legal practice includes the areas of complex litigation, commercial litigation, environmental and toxic tort, insurance defense, and employment law. He is a member of the Federal, New Orleans, Louisiana State and Federal Bar Associations. Mr. Hammett has received an AV-Preeminent peer rating on Martindale-Hubbard.

Before receiving his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Hammett was the Art Education Manager at the Louisiana Children's Museum. Mr. Hammett enjoys playing music with his friends and spending time with his wife, two children, and three dogs.

Honors

  • AV Preeminant - Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Degan Blanchard & Nash, Associate, 2016-2020
  • Frilot LLC, Associate, 2011-2016
  • Jones Walker, Associate, 2007-2011

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Petitjean Scholarship
    • Honors: Lanasa Greco Providence Law Scholarship
    • Honors: William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
  • University of Southern California
    • B.A. - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy with an Emphasis on Ethics

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation, 2012