Walter J. Leger, Jr. is our exclusively recommended Class Actions Litigation expert in Louisiana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Walter directly using the contact details listed above.
Walter is a partner in the law firm of Leger & Shaw and Vice-President and former President of the New Orleans Zephyrs Triple A Baseball Team. He is the Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association and has served as Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans regional Chamber of Commerce and the MetroVision Economic Development Partnership.
The Louisiana Bar Journal named Leger one of only twelve “Louisiana Legal Legends,” along with Louisiana Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, former U.S. Chief Justice Edward Douglas White, Jr., William C.C. Claiborne and eight others.
Leger has spoken widely on legal issues at Harvard Law School, Tulane, LSU, Loyola and others. Leger was a finalist for the “National Lawyer of the Year” Award, has been named to Louisiana’s “Superlawyers” and Citybusiness Newspaper’s “Leaders in Law Hall of Fame.” He received the “President’s Award” for leadership and public service from the New Orleans Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Justice. He has been named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Southern Economic Development Council and the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association. The Louisiana State Bar Association has given him its Prestigious “Lawyer Citizen” Award.
Walter is a past Chairman of the Board of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce and Co Chairman of the MetroVision Regional Economic Development Partnership. He served for 15 years as Chairman of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation/Commission and is a member of the Southeast Louisiana Business Council Coalition, the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Super Region Committee, and the Board of Trustees of the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Walter J. Leger, Jr. represents Tulane on the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Cancer Research Centre. He has served on the Boards of GNO, Inc., the New Orleans Bar Association, Greater New Orleans Foundation, LSU Health Science Centre Foundation, Delgado Community College Foundation, Nunez Community College Foundation, Tulane Cancer Centre, LSU Cancer Centre, and the Director’s Council of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. He is Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association and current President of the New Orleans Bar Foundation.