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Walter Woodruff

Email: wwoodruff@chehardy.com

Walter Woodruff is a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans. Since graduating Loyola Law School in 1997, he has practiced law in the Greater New Orleans area with a focus on litigation and appellate advocacy. He has handled and argued numerous state and federal appeals. He has particularly extensive experience before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, having advocated a variety of cases involving wide-ranging and complex legal issues. Since 2007, he has served as the editor of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit’s Daily Commentary, and thus has an intimate knowledge of that Court’s jurisprudence. He has participated in the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit’s speaker program addressing an array of topics related to appellate practice before the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Woodruff maintains an active state and federal appellate practice including cases involving commercial litigation, federal statutory issues, administrative law, constitutional law, criminal law, insurance law, and jurisdictional issues. As a member of the Knights of Columbus, he has volunteered and served in a variety of leadership roles in charitable fundraising.


  • Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of New Orleans, B.A. Philosophy, 1994


  • Admitted to the Louisiana Bar, 1997
  • Admitted to all Louisiana State Courts
  • Admitted to the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana.
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Noteworthy Experience:

  • Editor of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit’s Daily Commentary.

Professional Organizations & Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Bernard Bar Association
  • St. Tammany Bar Association


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