Chip Wagar is a practicing attorney and award winning author who lives and practices in the New Orleans area. He grew up in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York as the oldest of four children. He attended the Austro-American Institute in Vienna and the City of London Polytechnic in London before graduating from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, in 1976. After graduation from college, Chip came to New Orleans and attended the Tulane University School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude in 1979. Chip has been a lawyer with a civil litigation practice ever since. His practice now concentrates mainly in the areas of medical mallpractice, maritime law and products liabiity. In 2011 his novel, An American in Vienna, was published to rave reviews. He has a multi-state practice in all three areas. He is married to Cheryl Nolan Wagar and has two adult children, William and Sarah, who also live in the New Orleans area.