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Hannah Salter

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1100 Poydras St #2610
New Orleans, Louisiana 70163

Why Do I Practice Personal Injury Law?

I started my practice at a large firm representing insurance and trucking companies. While representing them, I learned many important things. First, I learned the ins and outs of insurance companies, and what they consider when evaluating your claim. Second, I learned the main weakness of these insurance companies – they treated every person like a number and did not consider the true value, and in many instances, the tragic loss a person had sustained.

Insurance companies are in the business of making money and their mantra is to deny, avoid and give you the run around until you give up.

Almost every personal injury case involves a claim against an insurance company. I realized many people who were making claims against these insurance companies through their personal injury attorneys did not have adequate representation.

Simply put, their personal injury attorneys had no attention to detail, and in fact, were managing their client’s case just like the insurance companies. These personal injury attorneys did not know their client’s claims, and often as a result, many people were deprived of the compensation they were rightfully owed from the insurance companies. This bothered me.

Because of my frustration with my insurance company clients, and my thoughts so many people deserved better representation, and I decided to partner with other personal injury attorneys to help them on their high-profile and high-stakes cases. I do not cut corners and you are not a number. My aim is to know exactly what you want so I can get you there.

What Kind of Cases Have I Handled?
  • Death and Catastrophic Injury from Automobile and Trucking Accidents
  • Accidents on Offshore Rigs
  • Biking and Pedestrian Accidents
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Claims against Insurance Companies for Penalties Failing to Properly and Timely Evaluate Claims
  • Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall and Premises Liability
  • Accidents with Minor and Major Injuries
  • Accidents involving Drinking and Driving
  • Underinsured and Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Wrongful Death
What is Your Favorite Thing About Personal Injury Law?

At the end of the day, I long for the rewarding feeling that comes with working through a difficult time with someone to reach a positive outcome. It’s encouraging to be consulted and for someone to put their trust in you. Knowing someone is relying on me, makes me the best advocate I can be.

What is the Best Legal Advice You Have for Us?

You should always consult an attorney when you have a question, never rely on what someone else told you about their experience with a legal dispute.

How is Your Background Helpful to You in the Legal Industry?

I am from a small town and have a background in marketing. I am naturally creative and inventive. You must ask yourself, how can I bring value to my client’s case and make it stand out above all the others? My background makes me a unique and untypical advocate.

What is the Best Advice You Have Received on How to Bring Added Value to a Case?

Go to the scene, talk to people, investigate and get out of the office. A case is about the facts and rarely are cases won sitting behind a desk. Visuals are also extremely important considering the way people now consume information.


J.D. and Diploma in Comparative Law, Louisiana State University

  • Highest Award for Legal Research and Writing
  • Chancellor’s List
  • Law Ambassador
  • American Inn of Court
  • National Trial Competitions and Board of Trial Advocacy Program
  • Founding Member of Fraternity and Sorority National Leadership Committee focusing on lobbying for laws to benefit collegiate community
  • Comparative Law Program in France

B.A. Business Administration, Northwestern State University

  • Completed 4 year degree in 3 years graduating summa cum laude
  • Education conference coordinator for largest student-lead conference in the nation
  • Assistant to University President selected and paid through merit scholarships
  • Lobbyist in Washington, DC
  • Regent Scholar
  • Louisiana Public Broadcasting Excellence Award

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Admitted to Practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana

Louisiana Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Legal Awards

SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2016-2020

Speaker / Author
  • Blue Goose International Meeting: "Aspects of Insurance Fraud in Louisiana: The Latest Trends", March 2013
  • Rimkus Continuing Education Seminar: "Ethically Investigating First Party Claims", May 2013
  • New Orleans Claims Association Seminar: "Email and Electronic Etiquette", January 2014
  • Louisiana 20th Annual Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference: "Instagram, Twitter and Everything in Between: A Course on How to Effectively and Ethically Use Social Media in Defending Personal Injury Lawsuits", June 2014
  • Louisiana 21st Annual Louisiana Claims Association Educational Conference: "Locked and Loaded: A Complete Guide to Handling Negligent Security Claims", June 2015
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Panelist, December 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Client Reviews
"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 of the details. We highly recommend her and will use her services again in the future as needed." Gail Dill/La Teen Challenge
"Wendy and her team did an outstanding job on my case. Anytime I had questions or concerns they answered in a timely manner. They would call and check on me, and always kept me posted. In the end I received a very favorable result." James Nolan
"She is a truly genuine person. She won my case and has been available to help me any way she can since. My case was settled 2 years ago and she still take/return my calls asap. If you need an Attorney, she will work hard to help you in any way she can. She is my Attorney for life." Brandon
"It was a pleasure working with Manard Law. Wendy and her team worked hard to make sure all of my questions were answered. She made sure my case was settled fast and fair. I would differently recommend Manard Law." Catrina Simmons
"Called just for advice and she was extremely helpful. She made me feel like she really cared about my problem. She will be my go to lawyer from now on." Brett Sanders