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Wendy Manard

Personal injury Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   4 reviews

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About Wendy

Learn Wendy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Automobile accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, motorcycle accidents, biking accidents.

    19 years

  2. Insurance
    Assisting clients with Hurricane Ida property and business interruption claims against their insurance company.

    19 years

  3. Wrongful death

    19 years

  4. Class action

    19 years

A law firm who cares and listens to you!

If we have not already had the pleasure of meeting, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wendy Manard. I am a personal injury lawyer. We have offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Santa Monica, California, but we help clients all over the state of Louisiana, Southern California and even in Mississippi. (My associate, Walker Lasiter, is licensed in Mississippi as well as Louisiana.)

I am a native of New Orleans. I have lived in the New Orleans area and the Southern California area most of my life. I am a member of both the California and Louisiana Bar Associations. I double majored at the University of California in Santa Barbara, where I also ran cross country and track. I graduated from Tulane Law School. Before law school, I was a substitute teacher in Santa Barbara, Calfornia, and then went on to be a full time special education public school teacher in the New Orleans area. The first two years of my legal career were focused on child advocacy. I am now a mother to an amazing boy. While I still do pro bono work for abused children, my focus for the last fifteen years has been in helping injured adults and children. I have obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of my clients. When I became a lawyer, I vowed to use my law degree to help people. I feel that a life is best lived if it is spent helping others.

Not only do we help clients in personal injury matters but we also assist clients with their claims against their insurance company due to Hurricane Ida.  My associate Walker Lasiter also handles criminal defense in addition to personal injury. Attorney Hannah Beth Salter, who is "of counsel" with our firm handles personal injury and insurance contract disputes (such as Hurricane policy benefit denials.)   

I understand that there are a lot of lawyers to chose from and it is our honor to represent you. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to talking with you.


Wendy Manard

Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 12/02/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/14/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Wendy

Manard Law
Energy Centre, Suite 2610
1100 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA, 70163
Manard Law
221 Main St. Suite 307
Santa Monica, CA, 90405
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  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Heath | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Manard Law
I was in a car accident in September of last year, and I hired Wendy and her legal team. They helped me to get the medical care I needed, and got me a settlement without going to court. I was very pleased with their services. I would recommend Manard Law to anyone having to deal with an insurance company concerning a personal injury.
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Posted by James | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Wendy Manard and her team went above and beyond my expectations. All my needs and questions were always handled in a timely manner. I know that Wendy was always looking out for what was best for me. She referred me to the best doctors, and gave me the most informed advice a attorney could give. She fought for every dollar I received. Overall I am more then satisfied with Wendy and her team, and the overall outcome I received. I would highly recommend Wendy Manard if you are in need of a attorney.
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Posted by Chad | June 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best in the Greater New Orleans Area
My case was very difficult and complicated. First time I called in by phone she carefully listened, clearly and openly explained my position and the legal facts. She then came with wise, logic and reliable guidance how I should prepare for it and what her strategy would be. This was even before we have a contract. Her extensive experience and deep understanding was clear in every word. She simply did an outstanding job, put effort reviewing and discussing every single detail in the correct direction to get it done. She willingly answered tons of my questions and guided me smoothly through each stage. She is extensively experience, professional, straight forward, reliable, honest, respectful and trustful. I thank God that I chose this trustworthy law firm, I believe selecting them was one of the best decisions in my life and definitely recommend for any complicated difficult cases
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Posted by Gail Dill | August 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CLass Action Suit
Wendy Manard was exceptional. She handled this claim professionally and accurately. We were pleasantly surprised at our outcome. she is efficient and timely with all the details. We highly recommend and will use her services again in future as needed.


  • Contingency 33%-45%


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • owner and managing attorney
  • Manard Law
  • 2006 - 2020
  • Public Defender
  • San Diego Alternate Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Brower, et al. v Progressive Security Insurance
  • $1.5 million
  • Mouton v. Encompass Insurance
  • $2.9 million
  • Wendel, et al. v. Travelers Insurance
  • $4.8 million
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  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


  • Top 10 2020 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • #1 in Online Legal Search
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
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  • Louisiana Advocates (LAJ)
  • The Art of Persuasion in Court
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Wendy
Car accident Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for Wendy for over three years now and during that time have learned much about practicing personal injury law from her. Wendy is always thorough and professional and I would not hesitate to hire her as my attorney should I ever get in a car accident."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Wendy Manard is a truly exceptional and caring attorney who is a zealous advocate for her clients. Wendy is an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is dedicated to her clients. She also cares about the community and the people in it which can be seen by all the free legal work she does for the community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"GREAT attorney, a true professional. I have co-counseled and consulted with Wendy on a variety of cases. Wendy gets right to the law---she won't waste anyone's time. Truly a high quality lawyer"
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