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David is an experienced litigator in a wide variety of personal injury and property damage claims in the areas of products liability, environmental, and asbestos, silica, benzene and other toxic tort exposures. In addition to serving as trial counsel, David manages a significant docket of multi-party cases involving complex issues related to occupational disease and manufacturer, supplier and premises liability. In this role, he employs a disciplined methodology, including the strategic planning and execution of the defense of a large docket of toxic tort cases, to achieve the best result for clients. This includes prioritizing and executing the defense of cases in a fast-moving, high-pressure and high stakes environment while managing a large team of attorneys and support staff.


  • 400 Poydras Street, Suite 2700
    New Orleans, LA 70130


  • Louisiana State University, J.D., graduated 1994
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., graduated 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, Louisiana
  • Texas, Texas


  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys - Member
  • Catholic Charities of Louisiana - Volunteer
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance - Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Medicare Secondary Payer Task Force - Member
  • Estate of Thomy Lafon - Trustee
  • Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer
  • Louisiana Army National Guard - 1986-1992
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel - Member

Court Admissions

  • Louisiana state courts
  • Texas state courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Environmental
  • Health Care


  • Best Lawyers in America: Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation-Defense
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers
  • CityBusiness Leadership in Law, 2013
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional, Litigation Management Institute
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Rating

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