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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).

In 2012, Mr. David was 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. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Mr. David was recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law. 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 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).  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 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 (again recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2011 by VerdictSearch).

Mr. David’s professional associations include the Lafayette Bar Association (Immediate Past President), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President), American Association for Justice and Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Maritime Committee). 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), 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 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.

Education

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)
Elections Committee Chair-Acadiana Region
Maritime Law Section
Membership Committee
Legislative Committee

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

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

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

Louisiana State Bar Association
Speaker at LSBA Admiralty Symposium in New Orleans (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Speaker at LSBA "Preparing and Handling the Big Case" Seminar (2012, 2013)
House of Delegates (2010-2012)
LA Bar Foundation: Acadiana Community Partnership Panel (2013-)

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)

IberiaBank
Advisory Board Member

Christian Trial Lawyers Association