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Francis A. Waguespack, IV

Francis A. Waguespack, IV

Associate

Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras St., 40th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

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Office: 504-525-6802
Fax: 504-525-2456

Francis Waguespack is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office. Francis focuses his practice on admiralty and maritime law, railroad and transportation defense, and federal and state workers’ compensation. He is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

​Prior to joining the firm, Francis served a three-year federal clerkship with The Honorable Clement J. Kennington at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Here he wrote Decisions and Orders and discovery orders for federal workers’ compensation cases arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), and whistleblower cases arising under the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA), and several other acts.

​Francis earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was an oralist for the Admiralty Moot Court Team. While at Loyola, Francis served as a judicial intern for The Honorable John L. Weimer at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Francis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University.

 

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Francis Waguespack is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office. Francis focuses his practice on admiralty and maritime law, railroad and transportation defense, and federal and state workers’ compensation. He is admitted to practice law in all Louisiana state courts and is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

​Prior to joining the firm, Francis served a three-year federal clerkship with The Honorable Clement J. Kennington at the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. Here he wrote Decisions and Orders and discovery orders for federal workers’ compensation cases arising under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, and Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), and whistleblower cases arising under the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA), and several other acts.

​Francis earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was an oralist for the Admiralty Moot Court Team. While at Loyola, Francis served as a judicial intern for The Honorable John L. Weimer at the Louisiana Supreme Court. Francis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University.

 

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • Louisiana State University, B. A.
  • Loyola University of New Orleans Schools Of Law, J. D.

Admissions

  • Louisiana

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Louisiana State Bar Association