Steve Wanko, a native of New Orleans, began his legal career defending insurance companies and large businesses.
In 2004, he founded the Wanko Law Firm, LLC. From day one, his firm concentrated on providing representation to Louisiana workers’ compensation claimants.
Mr. Wanko is also a skilled advocate who successfully tried over 30 judge and jury trials and handled complex appeals.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from LSU, an MBA from University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and graduated from Tulane Law School.
He has appeared in front of all the Federal, District and Appellate Courts in Louisiana, including the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Mr. Wanko is the current president of the Louisiana Workers’ Advocates, a member of Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a national organization of workers’ compensation attorneys, and a member of Louisiana Association of Justice.
Johnson v. Ace Am. Ins. Co., (La. App. 4 Cir., 2015)
Malancon v. Ace Transp., LLC (La. App. 1 Cir., 2014)
Paul v. Jefferson Parish Pub. Sch. Sys. (La. App. 5 Cir., 2013)
Dupre v. Surbo Tubular Servs., Inc., 113 So.3d 1090 (La. App., 2013)
Nitcher v. Northshore Reg’l Med. Ctr., 92 So.3d 1001 (La. App., 2012)
Redmann v. Bridgefield Cas. Ins. Co. , 88 So.3d 1087
(La. App., 2012) Flach v. Diebold, Inc., 99 So.3d 688 (La. App., 2012)
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. v. Dir. Office of Worker’s Comp. Programs, 604 F.3d 864 (5th. Cir., 2010)
Quick v. Terrebonne Gen. Med. Ctr., 35 So.3d 287 (La. App. 1 Cir., 2010)
Hickerson v. Shaw Services, LLC, 989 So.2d 766 (La. App., 2008)
Marquez v. Jack Ussery Const., 964 So.2d 1045 (La. App., 2007)
Parr v. U.S. Exp. Enterprises, Inc., 946 So.2d 178 (La. App., 2006)
Taylor v. Tommie’s Gaming, 902 So.2d 380 (La., 2005)
Shaffer v. Brand Scaffold Builders, Inc., No. 2003 CA 0288 (La. App. 12/31/2003), 868 So.2d 149 (La. App., 2003)
Hall v. J.E. Merit Constructors, Inc., 2002 CA 2648 (La. App. 11/7/2003), 861 So.2d 224 (La. App., 2003)
Western Sizzlin Steakhouse v. McDuffie., 844 So.2d 355 (La. App., 2003)
Indemnity/Lost Wages — weekly payments based upon your average weekly wage; you will receive 66% of your average weekly wage capped at a maximum rate
Medical and/or Death — covers all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, including doctors visits, diagnostic tests, hospital stays, surgery, physical therapy, etc.
Mileage Reimbursement — travel related expenses to and from health care provider, pharmacy, etc. Vocational Rehabilitation program designed to retrain you in an attempt to return you to work for your previous employer, or find new work.