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Sarah Wagar Hickman

Medical malpractice Attorney at Mandeville, LA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Sarah W. Hickman

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2014
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Advocates for patients who have fallen victim to medical malpractice.

    12 cases

  2. Family
    Handles divorce, child custody, division of assets and estate planning

  3. Child custody

  4. Divorce and separation

  5. Personal injury
    Defends and prosecutes personal injury cases from car accident to product liability litigation.


My legal career began long before I went to law school.  As a daughter of a prominent New Orleans litigator, I have been around the law my whole life.  I have worked for a law firm in one capacity or another since I was an intern in high school. After getting my bachelors at LSU, I went from a legal assistant and paralegal to an associate attorney in October, 2014. I began attending and assisting at trials in my teens, coming to understand the degree of preparation and attention to detail that marks me as a lawyer today.

In 2018, I expanded her practice to include Divorce and Family Law as well as simple Estate Planning. For my outstanding work in the Medical Malpractice arena, I have been recognized by the American Institute of Legal Advocates as a Rising Star in personal injury. I am a fierce and loyal advocate for my clients.  My true passion lies in helping those who need it the most.

In 2019, I opened my own practice with my father and mentor.  Its the honor of my career thus far.  

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Wagar Hickman, LLC


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!
I interviewed many attorneys for my specific situation. I felt like with most of them I was going to be just a number or they didn’t really care about what happened to me. When I met with Sarah I instantly felt like she was passionate about getting justice for me. She was the only person I had met with that was outraged at what I had been through and wanted to help me and stick it out with me to get justice! We are still working together as my case is ongoing but I could not be more happier with my selection for an attorney!
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Response from Sarah Hickman May 22, 2019
Thank you so much. It is my honor to represent you.
Posted by Ms Kathi | July 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I called Ms Hickman with a desperate plea for legal help with a very short timeline. After working with an insurance company for 12 months for damages caused by their insured driver, they decided not to come to an agreement with me only hours before state deadlines. I was only asking for fair compensation, but they chose to pay nothing to me by the end of that day. I made one call and that was to Ms Hickman. I knew she would have the knowledge to bring them to task. She far exceeded my ability to deal with legal issues. She stood up for fair compensation for me and i will hire her again.
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Response from Sarah Hickman May 22, 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to write this. I appreciate you.
Posted by Amy | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional
I've worked with Sarah several times and she has been nothing but helpful and professional. She really takes the time to be thorough and answer all of my questions. I've had nothing but great results and would highly recommend her for her services!
Posted by john | May 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t ask for more!
Sarah went above and beyond what typical attorneys often do. She knows what she is doing and did a thorough job explaining everything. She took time out of her personal day when I had questions and showed she actually cared. Highly recommend!
Response from Sarah Hickman May 30, 2019
Thanks John, my pleasure to represent you.
Posted by Kim | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Plaintiff Attorney for Unisured Motorists Claim
We were referred to Sarah Wagar Hickman, and we live in New Orleans. She met us at the coffee shop in Metairie, and she was available to email and text. I highly recommend her to you. She got our full uninsured motorists amount with $5,000.00 more for medicals. She helped my mom that was 75 years old. If we need an attorney in the future, I would use her firm again. She always returned calls and emails promptly. You will be impressed with her and her team. She is professional, and her team is also professional. You will not be disappointed! She felt like family.
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Response from Sarah Hickman May 24, 2019
Thank you so much , Kim. Your mother was a pleasure to represent! Hope she is healing well from her surgery!
Posted by Amber | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah takes her time to listen to what her clients needs are. She’s supportive, understanding and highly educated. I felt her firm direct approach with the other party to be reassuring and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance!
Response from Sarah Hickman May 24, 2019
Thanks Amber! I appreciate you! You have been a wonderful client!
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney who cares about her clients!
Sarah took the time to listen to our case and was very responsive throughout the entire process. Unlike other attorneys who don't personally care about their clients, you could tell Sarah actually did. She was not just in it to make money, she wanted to make the situation right. Without her help we would not have been able to continue our normal lives, but thanks to her, we were!
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Response from Sarah Hickman May 22, 2019
Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It was my privilege to represent you.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wagar Hickman Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wagar Richard Kutcher & Luminais
  • 2014 - 2018


  • Loyola College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - History
  • 2008
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts - French
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Death of a child from physician's negligence
  • Verdict for PLaintiff


  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Trial School Graduate
  • National Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
Endorse Sarah
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've learned so much about Med Mal and Personal Injury law from Sarah, and she was the best study buddy in law school a guy could have!"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She has superior ability and work ethic far beyond her years."
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Mandeville Medical malpractice Lawyer Sarah Wagar Hickman
Sarah Wagar Hickman
Medical malpractice Attorney
Mandeville, LA
Licensed for 9 years
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