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Blake R. David


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Blake R. David was raised in Lafayette and is a founding partner of Broussard & David, LLC. Mr. David focuses on personal injury and wrongful death litigation with an emphasis on offshore/maritime, trucking accident, aviation, products liability, industrial accident, and automobile claims. Mr. David is an "AV" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubble (highest rating possible).

Mr. David has been named to Top 1% of lawyer nationwide by National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as Top 40 Under 40, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. From 2012-2016, Mr. David has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law, and by Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.

In 2011, Mr. David was lead counsel in jury trial involving a drunk company driver in St. Charles Parish that resulted in a $29,100,000.00 award (recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2011 by VerdictSearch). In 2009, Mr. David was lead counsel in an 18-wheeler wrongful death case in Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) that resulted in a $10,800,000.00 jury verdict. In 2007, Mr. David was lead counsel in a successful wrongful death jury trial that resulted in a $21,400,000.00 award in Lafayette Parish (recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2007 by VerdictSearch).

Mr. David’s professional associations include the Louisiana State Bar Association (Board of Governors), Lafayette Bar Association (Past President, Foundation Board Member), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President), Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Maritime Section Chair). He also is a founding board member of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Past President) and a member of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. David currently serves on several community organizations as well, including IberiaBank (Advisory Board), Downtown Development Authority (Board Member, Past Chairman), Opus Christi Magnum Catholic Charities (Co-Chair, Captain); Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Eucharistic Minister, Foundation Board), Community Foundation of Acadiana (Professional Advisors Committee), ABC Art Fund (Vice-Chair), Miles Perret Cancer Services (Board Member), The Acadiana Tigers (Board Member, Past President), and a founding board member of "the705”, a young professionals organization focused on leadership and service in the community.

In 2009, Mr. David was honored as the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana” award by the Louisiana State Bar Association. This award is presented annually at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Florida to one attorney under 40 years of age who has made outstanding contributions to the legal profession and his or her community. In 2006, The Daily Advertiser recognized Mr. David as "20 Under 40", an honor designating Mr. David as one of Acadiana's 20 most successful business persons under 40 years of age.

Prior to litigating, Mr. David graduated from LSU (BA, JD) and worked as a registered lobbyist with Haynie & Associates in Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Amber, reside in Lafayette with their three children.


J.D., Louisiana State University, 2001

B.A., Political Science and English (Literature), Louisiana State University, 1997

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Louisiana State Courts (District and Appellate)
Louisiana Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the United States
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (Federal Court)
Western District of Louisiana (Federal Court)
Eastern District of Louisiana (Federal Court)
Eastern District of Texas (Federal Court)
Southern District of Texas (Federal Court)

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Louisiana Association for Justice
Board of Governors (2003-present)
Maritime Section Chair (2015-2016)
Elections Committee Chair-Acadiana Region
Maritime Law Section
Legislative Committee

Louisiana State Bar Association
Board of Governors (2014-2017)
Speaker at LSBA Admiralty Symposium in New Orleans (2009-2015)
Speaker at various LSBA CLE Seminars (2009-2015)
House of Delegates (2010-2012)
LA Bar Foundation: Acadiana Community Partnership Panel (2013-)

Lafayette Parish Bar Association
President (2012-2013)
Executive Board Member (2006-present)
Bar Foundation Board

Federal Bar Association (Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter)
Founding Board Member
President (2006-2007)

American Inn of Court of Acadiana
President 2010-2011
Executive Board Member
Team Leader

American Association for Justice
National Conference of Bar Presidents
Admiralty Law Section

American Bar Association
The Council of Appellate Lawyers

Downtown Development Authority
DDA Chairman (2009-2012)
DDA Board 2007-present
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (President 2007)

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
Eucharistic Minister
Opus Christi Magnum Co-Chair and Captain
Foundation Board

Acadiana Tigers & Tiger Athletic Foundation
President (2006)
Board Member

the705 - Acadiana's Emerging Leaders
Founding Executive Board Member
Vice President - Policy and Procedure (2008)

Advisory Board Member

Christian Trial Lawyers Association

Community Foundation of Acadiana
ABC Art Fund (Vice-Chair)
Professional Advisors Committee

Mile Perret Cancer Services
Board Member