David W. Ledyard - Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.

David W. Ledyard

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 409-981-1100

David Ledyard joined Strong Pipkin in 1975. In over 40 years of practice, he has handled a wide range of litigation across Texas and in states including Louisiana, Arkansas, California, Mississippi, Illinois and Maryland. He has tried as lead counsel business, commercial, construction, toxic tort, premises liability, products liability, maritime, Jones Act and property damage cases. He has defended companies in plant and pipeline explosions and fires, CERCLA actions, medical device cases, trucking accidents, occupational and environmental exposures to radiation, benzene, asbestos, silica, pesticides and other chemicals, maritime accidents, and construction and contract disputes. He is also frequently retained as local counsel in all Beaumont courts. Mr. Ledyard was elected by his peers to membership in The American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Texas Tech UniversityBBA 1972Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. 1975
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationJefferson County Bar AssociationTexas Bar Foundation

Case History

Representative Case

Lead Texas counsel for several major oil and chemical companies in asbestos litigation;

Represented 25 major oil and chemical companies in first premises liability cases alleging asbestos exposure;

Defended companies in trucking accidents involving amputations and death;

Represented manufacturing facilities in plant fires and explosions resulting in severe burns and death;

Defended companies in accidents resulting in paraplegia and quadriplegia;

Tried a complex commercial fraud suit that was longest trial in Jefferson County history;

Handled class action and antitrust cases;

Defended CERCLA actions against both generators and transporters;

Represented medical device manufacturers;

Defended shipping and drilling companies in Maritime and Jones Act claims;

Tried numerous mesothelioma cases;

Defended a major oil company in all asbestos litigation in Louisiana;

Represented oil companies and paint manufacturers in benzene litigation;

Defended numerous products in industrial and household accidents;

Handled property damage and lost profit suits;

Defended boat manufacturer in accident involving amputation and disfigurement;

Defended tire manufacturer in tire and rim suits;

Represented rubber companies in toxic exposure suits involving hundreds of workers;

Represented chemical companies in H2S and other chemical exposures resulting in neurologic and mental disorders;

Defended product manufacturer in fire damage cases; and

Office Location

595 Orleans, Suite 1400
Beaumont, TX 77701
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants of the Beaumont Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants of the Beaumont Metro Area
David W. Ledyard has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David W. Ledyard has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants