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Nelson William Wagar, III

Nelson William Wagar, III, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1979, Texas 1982.


  • III, Nelson William Wagar, was born on December 28, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Nelson William II and Cynthia Ann (Fortanier) W.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in International Affairs, George Washington University, 1976. Juris Doctor cum laude, Tulane University, 1979.


    • Staff attorney Exxon Corporation, New Orleans, 1979-1981, Houston, 1981-1982. Partner Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Metairie, Louisiana, since 1982. Guest speaker Human Resources Conference, 1985.

      Barrister Thomas More Inn of Court, New Orleans, 1990-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1979, Texas 1982.


    Vice chairman Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Baton Rouge, 1992. Member Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association Defense Counsel, Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence (board directors since 1988), International Association Development Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association Business and Industry (board directors since 1992, chairman liability task force 1990-1992).


    • Married Karol Annette Kiger, August 18, 1979. Children: William Nelson III, Sarah Jane.
    • father: Nelson William II W.
    • mother: Cynthia Ann (Fortanier) W.
    • spouse: Karol Annette Kiger
    • children: William Nelson III
    • Sarah Jane III
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    Born December 28, 1954
    (age 62)