William B. Baggett (1929 – 2015)
Lake Charles, Louisiana

In Memoriam:

Baggett McCall was deeply saddened by the loss of its founder, William B. “Bill” Baggett on May 20, 2015. Bill passed away at the age of 85. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University, which he attended as an undergraduate on a football scholarship. He was an exemplary athlete, setting an LSU record for the most yardage gained per carry in a single game that stood for forty years, and was inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame in 1989. He graduated from the Louisiana State University Law Center in 1953 and founded Baggett McCall in 1958. He successfully represented personal injury clients in numerous cases and was a pioneer in gaining compensation for victims of chemical, asbestos, and benzene exposure. In addition to being an extremely successful attorney he received numerous awards and accolades during his career and was elected by his fellow bar members as President of the Louisiana State Bar in 1980. He was a mentor to many, a friend to all, and a fierce and capable advocate for those who had suffered wrongful injury. He will be missed.

 

Litigation Percentage:

95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 

Bar Admissions:

Louisiana, 1953

 

Education:

Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1953

Louisiana State University, 1950

 

Representative Cases:

Canter vs. Koehring Co., 283 So.2d 716 (La. 1973)

Cole vs. Celotex, 599 So.2d 1058 (La. 1972)

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, 1967
President

Louisiana State Bar Association, 1980 – 1981
President

American Bar AssociationLouisiana Trial Lawyers Association, 1966 – 1967
President

American Association for Justice, 1972 – 1975
Board of Governors

Louisiana Association for Justice

International Academy of Trial Lawyers

William B. Baggett