J. Wayne Mumphrey504.277.8989
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Position: Member

Areas of Practice:
Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Products Liability - Toxic Torts
Wrongful Death - Medical Malpractice
Premises Liability - Automobile Accidents
Criminal Defense
State and Federal
Civil Litigation-Defense
Commercial Litigation - Governmental
Environmental Litigation

Litigation: 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Louisiana, 1971
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1983
U. S. Claims Court, 1990

Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, LA. J.D., 1971

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Louisiana State Bar Association
34th JDC Bar Association

Past Positions:
Judge pro tempore, 34th Judicial District Court, 1999
President, 34th Judicial District Indigent Defender Board 1982-1990

Fraternities: Phi Kappa Theta, President

Born: 1947, New Orleans, Louisiana

Monday through Friday - 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Any time by appointment - Weekends included

J. Wayne Mumphrey, the firm’s founder and namesake, started practicing law in 1971 after graduating from Loyola University. He has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana. Wayne has dedicated his career to helping people in need, whether in recovering for personal injuries or fighting for their liberty.

In addition to representing individuals, Wayne has represented large and small businesses in commercial disputes, insurance coverage matters and civil litigation defense. In addition to his experience as a lawyer, Wayne draws upon years of experience as a business owner in representing these clients. Wayne has also represented governmental entities including the St. Bernard Parish Government and the St. Bernard Parish Water & Sewage Commission.

In 1999, the Louisiana Supreme Court appointed Wayne to serve as a Judge pro tempore to fill a temporary vacancy in the 34th Judicial District Court. In 2007, Governor Blanco appointed Wayne to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans for a five-year term. In 2011, Wayne served as the Board’s Chairman.

Having practiced as a trial lawyer for over forty years, Wayne has participated in many consequential legal matters. Some of his reported cases include:

Carollo v. Wilson
, 353 So.2d 249 (La. 1977)

Crowther v. Kmart Corp
., 89-2296 (La. 12/14/90), 568 So.2d 669

Doerr v. Mobil Oil Corp
., 2000-947 (La. 12/19/00), 774 So.2d 119.

Rodrigue v. New England Reinsurance Corp., 490 So. 29 388 (La. App. 5 Cir. 6/2/86)

Crowther v. Kmart Corp., 89-2296 (La. App. 4 Cir. 10/4/90), 568 So.2d 669

Smith v. Dison, 95-0198 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/28/95), 662 So.2d 90

State v. Alfonso, 99-1546 (La. 11/23/99), 753 So.2d 156

State v. Weaver, 2001-467 (La. 1/15/02), 805 So.2d 166

George v. Dover Elevator Co., 2002-821 (La. App. 4 Cir. 9/25/02), 828 So.2d 1194

Cavignac v. Bayham, (La. App. 4 Cir. 2/17/04), 869 So.2d 159

Bourgeois v. Curry, 2005-211 (La. App. 4 Cir. 12/14/05), 921 So.2d 1001

Robin v. State ex rel. Dept. of Natural Resources, 2009-1383 (La. App. 4 Cir. 3/24/10), 35 So.3d 1141

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