Tom Wagner and Mike Bagot grew up in New Orleans and practiced law together for several years in one of the City's oldest firms. When we formed the firm in 1986, our aim was to foster a professional practice which was personal and flexible, for the benefit of client and counsel alike. We hoped to take our work seriously, without taking ourselves too seriously. We learned that effective and personal representation, which is adaptive to the particular needs of each client, results in long term relationships with our clientele. Over time our practice has grown. Our lawyers represent business and employers in a wide range of commercial, environmental, marine and litigation matters. The Firm also has an extensive practice in insurance, casualty and personal injury litigation. Our experience includes a wide variety of result-oriented representation in property damage claims and personal injury defense involving major casualties on land, at sea, and offshore, including mobile rigs, pipeli nes and fixed facilities.