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Role Model

Edward Womac, Jr.

The Womac Law Firm

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Edward J. Womac, Jr. is the founder of The Womac Law Firm. In 1983, Ed built his practice from a one man shop to a successful firm that now employs 20 attorneys and numerous support staff. He has come to be recognized as a trusted advocate for the people of Louisiana in all aspects of personal injury law.

Outside of his firm, Ed is passionate about supporting youth, strengthening the education system, and providing opportunities for the next generation of aspiring law students. He supports recreation departments and playgrounds in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes, including Harrell Park, Comiskey Playground, and Girard Playground. Among many partnerships with local businesses, he collaborates with the New Orleans Pelicans to provide tickets to disadvantaged children in New Orleans.

Ed’s commitment to Louisiana extends to supporting high school and college education. He established the Edward J. Womac, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Energy Law at LSU. At Loyola University, he expanded the Loyola Incubator Program, which provides avenues for recent graduates to give back to the community through pro bono legal work. Ed has supported numerous local schools, including St. Philip Neri School, Archbishop Rummel High School, and Archbishop Chapelle High School. He has also provided invaluable support to Young Leadership Council’s Power Ties career awareness program by bringing student participants into his law office and sharing career advice.

Ed is a member of the LSU Board of Trustees, LSU School of Law Alumni Association, and the Loyola School of Law Visiting Committee.