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100 Lafayette St
Baton Rouge, LA, 70801
United States


The Louisiana Smart Growth Summit is the premier interdisciplinary forum promoting dialogue focusing on resilience, livability, planning, design  infrastructure, development, placemaking, public transit, transportation, connectivity, policymaking and economic development.

Walter Leger

Walter J. Leger, Jr.

Senior Partner, Leger & Shaw Attorneys & Counselors

Walter J. Leger, Jr., Senior Partner in the law firm of Leger & Shaw, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1951. Son of a Bar Pilot and grandson of a Ship Captain, Leger has always had an interest in the maritime industry, and some would say it is in his blood. It was with this background that Leger started his legal career which led to him to be the highly revered attorney that he is today, focusing on admiralty and maritime law. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University, Leger received his legal education at Tulane University. Leger graduated from Tulane School of Law with a concentration in Maritime Law, he was Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and received the American Admiralty Law Institute Award. After graduation, Leger worked as an admiralty associate at the Phelps Dunbar law firm. He later formed his own firm, and his practice has been devoted to admiralty and complex litigation.