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William Ray Forrester, Jr.

William Ray Forrester, Jr.

Adjunct Professor of Law

BA, University of Virginia; JD, Tulane University

E-mail: wforrester@lemle.com

William R. Forrester, Jr. was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1968 after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1965 and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1968. Mr. Forrester was a member of the Board of Editors of the Tulane Law Review from 1966 to 1968. He has taught Louisiana Practice at Tulane University's Law School since 1976 and received the Monte Lemann Award as the outstanding adjunct professor in 1992. At Lemle & Kelleher, LLP, Mr. Forrester's areas of practice are commercial litigation, business litigation, securities litigation, professional liability, and class actions & complex litigation.

Mr. Forrester is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association (of which he has been a member of the Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law since 1974). He has served on the Executive Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association. He has been elected to the House of Delegates of the Louisiana Bar Association since 1978.  He is the Reporter of the Civil Procedure Section of the Louisiana Law Institute and has drafted numerous amendments to the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure. He has been elected a member of the New Orleans Civil Service Commission since 1993 and is currently the Chairman. He has been President of the Louisiana Civil Service League and PATCH (People Attached to Children's Hospital).

Mr. Forrester has published articles on Louisiana Civil Procedure in the law reviews of Louisiana State University and Tulane  and in the Louisiana Bar Journal. He is a member of the Board of Advisory Editors of the Tulane Law Review. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Country Day School and President of its parents' organization. Mr. Forrester was honored by Louisiana Super Lawyers® 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 for his work in Business Litigation; Bonds/Government Finance; and Personal Injury Defense: General. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for the areas of commercial litigation, mass tort litigation and professional malpractice law.

Intersession 2013 - Civil Litigation Track
Spring 2013 - Louisiana Civil Procedure


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