Rebecca Wisbar is a panel member of Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions and a founding partner of Akers & Wisbar, LLC. She has 36 years of litigation experience. Ms. Wisbar has successfully participated, both as an advocate and as mediator, in almost six hundred mediations involving general torts, personal injury, successions, corporate issues, banking law, employment disputes, health plans and workers compensation. She completed mediation training in Chicago at Northwestern University in 2013. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana (1986) and in Texas (2006).
Ms. Wisbar is an accomplished mediator and attorney with an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to her exceptional skills and professionalism. She brings her expertise to the LSU Law Center as an adjunct professor, where she teaches legal negotiations to aspiring lawyers.
In addition to her teaching role, Ms. Wisbar is a prominent contributor to the legal community. She serves as a contributing writer for The Baton Rouge Lawyer, sharing her insights and knowledge with fellow legal practitioners. Furthermore, she hosts The Mediation Minute podcast, providing valuable information and guidance on mediation-related topics.
Ms. Wisbar's contributions extend beyond the realm of academia and writing. She is a respected member of the Louisiana State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and has been recognized as a Life Member of the National Registry of Who's Who since 2001. Her involvement in various legal organizations, including the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association, reflects her commitment to professional growth and engagement within the legal community.
Throughout her career, Ms. Wisbar has been sought after as a speaker and lecturer on a wide range of legal topics. She has presented at the Louisiana State University Law Center, National Business Institute, and Small Business Seminars conducted by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Her expertise encompasses areas such as professionalism, ethics, defense litigation, and wills and successions.
With a background that includes serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Frank Foil and chairing the Ethics Committee at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Ms. Wisbar brings a wealth of experience and insights to her work. She is known for her dedication to promoting professional excellence and preventing violence, as evidenced by her involvement in organizations such as the Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys and the Greater Baton Rouge Women's Council.
Ms. Wisbar's contributions to the legal field have been widely recognized, including her appointments as a judge for prestigious competitions such as the National Moot Court Competition and the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition.
“Rebecca is one of the most principled attorneys I have come across in my years of practice. She is a credit to the profession. I will continue to use her as a mediator."
"In my 34 years in the profession, Ms. Wisbar is easily in the top ten mediators I have ever encountered."
"Excellent job! You explained the mediation process very well and made the Board representative comfortable with participating until the parties reached settlement. We will be calling on you in the future."