Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) is excited to announce the addition of Wes Hataway as its new general counsel effective February 2, 2015. Hataway will focus on legal and insurance issues as well as becoming a valuable asset to the LSMS advocacy team.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Wes’ background and legislative relationships join the LSMS team,” LSMS CEO Jeff Williams said. “He is known as an advocate for state interests that works well with both sides of the aisle and all state departments. Our physicians are lucky to have him join our advocacy team.”
Hataway is the former director of the Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation. In that role he was responsible for the supervision, direction and administration of the office for the state of Louisiana. His prior experience includes serving as an assistant attorney general and assistant district attorney and serving a stint in private practice primarily focusing on insurance and workers’ compensation issues.
He has an extensive resume implementing workers’ compensation reforms in Louisiana and has been an invaluable asset to the program in the state. The Dry Prong native is a graduate of Louisiana College and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.
About Louisiana State Medical Society
Established in 1878, the Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS) serves as the premier advocate for patients and physicians. The LSMS is the largest voluntary physician organization in the state and represents all specialties.
Sadie D. Wilks, APR