David practices in the areas of construction law and litigation, business and commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, represents individuals and small businesses in class action litigation, and handles successions, estate planning, asset protection, and business succession planning. David is general counsel to many small to medium sized corporations and small businesses.
David’s general counsel practice is focused on advising business owners, developers, and individuals on contract drafting and negotiation, governmental regulatory compliance at the state and federal level, labor related issues, and legal issues encountered throughout the course of business.
David’s litigation practice has a primary focus on construction and real estate litigation, but also involves personal injury litigation, property and casualty loss litigation, and business and commercial litigation.
David has been named as class counsel and been involved in multiple multi-district litigation class actions in Louisiana, including the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, In re: Xarelto, In re: Taxotere, and Chinese Drywall.
David sits on the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee. David is also actively involved and a supporter of Volunteers of America, and sits on the Greater New Orleans Volunteers of America’s Reach for the Stars Breakfast committee. David regularly gives seminars and continuing education presentations to attorneys and real estate professionals.
David earned his B.A. in Business Administration, cum laude, from Nicholls State University in 2007; and his Juris Doctor in May 2011 from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. At Loyola, David was a member of the Loyola Moot Court, where he was selected as an oralist on the Cultural Heritage Moot Court team which placed 1st at DePaul University’s National Cultural Heritage Moot Court competition. David was also selected as an oralist on Loyola’s National Moot Court team. David received several honors and awards at Loyola, including induction into the Order of the Barristers and the Law Excellence Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, and Products Liability.
Nicholls State University, B.A. in Business Administration, 2007
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 2011
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2011
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2011
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2014
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2015
Professional Associations and Memberships
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Association for Justice (LAJ)
American Association for Justice
Volunteers of America
Pro Bono Project
Lakeview Civic Improvement Association
Nicholls State University Alumni Association
Colonel Athletic Association
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Louisiana Chi Alumni Association and Chapter Advisory Board
Publications, Seminars, & Published Decisions
Stallings Construction Company, Inc. v. Klein Steel, Inc., 112 So.3d 389 (La.App. 4 Cir. 2013)
Industrial and Mechanical Contractors, Inc. v. Polk Construction Corp., et al, 2014 WL 2719462 (E.D. La. 2014)
LRC Energy, LLC, et al v. Erica Lisco, et al, 2015 WL 6506180 (W.D. La. 2015)
VOA National Housing Corporation v. Instar Services Group, LP, 2014 WL 6698317 (E.D. La. 2014)
Equipco, L.L.C. v. Laporte Plumbing & Heating, Inc., 2013 WL 5779510
Real Estate Agent Liability and Litigation Considerations, CE