Will and his wife Sandy were born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana.  After obtaining an undergraduate degree at Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) in 1985, Will attended Loyola University New Orleans School of Law finishing with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1988.

Following a brief time working for a New Orleans firm, Will returned to his hometown of Monroe in 1989 and joined the established insurance defense firm of Theus, Grisham, Davis & Leigh.  In August 2001, Will and three of his partners began their current practice at Nelson, Zentner, Sartor & Snellings, LLC, where he specializes in Automobile Liability, Product Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense.

Will is a member of several professional organizations, including the Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel, and Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

Will and Sandy are actively involved in the life of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Monroe.  They have 3 children, Morgan, Ben and Trey; and two grandchildren, George and Sartor.

Practice Areas

Admission Details

  • 1988, Louisiana
  • 1988, U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana and the US Fifth Circuit


  • Northeast Louisiana University, Class of 1985, BBA
  • Loyola Law School, Class of 1988, JD

Associations & Memberships

  • Fourth Judicial District and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (Member, Board of Directors, 2006-2008; 2022-2024)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federation of Defense and Corporation Counsel


    • November 1, 1961, in Monroe, Louisiana