Blake R. DavidPartner
Toll Free: 888-337-2323
557 Jefferson St
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
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 is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
From 2012-2020, 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 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, he was included in Louisiana Super Lawyers list of TOP 50 lawyers in the state of Louisiana (this exclusive list of 50 named individuals is selected out of over 22,000 lawyers in Louisiana). Mr. David has been named to Top 1% of lawyers nationwide by National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership.
Mr. David was lead counsel in a jury trial involving a local man paralyzed by an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign. The jury awarded $30,438,225.00 (the largest award in Lafayette Parish court history, recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2016 by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch). 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 The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch). Mr. David was also lead counsel in an 18-wheeler wrongful death case in Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) that resulted in a $10,800,000.00 jury verdict. Mr. David was lead counsel in a successful wrongful death jury trial that resulted in a $21,400,000.00 award in Lafayette Parish (then the largest award in Lafayette Parish court history, and recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2007 by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch).
Mr. David’s professional associations include the Louisiana Association for Justice (President, Executive Committee Member, Board of Governors, Maritime Section Chair), Louisiana State Bar Association (Nominating Committee, Board of Governors), Louisiana Law Institute (Code of Civil Procedure Committee), Lafayette Bar Association (Past President, Foundation Board Member), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President), International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the International Society of Barristers. He also is a founding board member of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Past President). He is a member of the American Association for Justice (Council of Presidents), the American Bar Association, and the Christian Trial Lawyers Association. Annually, Mr. David teaches Trial Advocacy to law students at the LSU Law Center. He also lectures on maritime law at the LSBA Admiralty Symposium and LAJ High Stakes on the High Seas.
In 2017, Mr. David was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Regents by Governor John Bel Edwards and confirmed by the Louisiana Senate (the secondary education board that coordinates the efforts of all 33 degree granting institutions in the State of Louisiana). He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Regents, and is head of the Executive Committee. Mr. David currently serves on several community organizations as well, including Lafayette Economic Development Authority (Executive Committee - appointed by city-parish council to the LEDA Board of Commissioners), First Horizon Bank/IberiaBank (Advisory Board), Downtown Development Authority (past Board Member and Chair of DDA and DLU), Opus Christi Magnum Catholic Charities (Former Co-Chair, Captain); Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Eucharistic Minister, Foundation Board, Finance Board), Community Foundation of Acadiana (Professional Advisors Committee), ABC Art Fund (Vice-Chair), 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
Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
B.A., Political Science and English (Literature), Louisiana State University, 1997
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)
Louisiana Board of Regents
Appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to serve on the state's highest ranking secondary education board coordinating the efforts of all 33 degree granting institutions in the State of Louisiana.
BOR Finance Committee Chairman
BOR Executive Committee
Louisiana Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Maritime Section Chair
Louisiana State Bar Association
Nominating Committee (2018-2019)
Board of Governors (2014-2017)
Speaker at LSBA Admiralty Symposium in New Orleans (2009-2019)
Speaker at various LSBA CLE Seminars (2009-2019)
House of Delegates (2010-2012)
LA Bar Foundation: Acadiana Community Partnership Panel (2013)
Lafayette Parish Bar Association
Executive Board Member (2006-present)
Bar Foundation Board
Federal Bar Association (Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter)
Founding Board Member
American Inn of Court of Acadiana
Past Executive Board Member
Past 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)
Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (President 2007)
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
Opus Christi Magnum Co-Chair and Captain
Acadiana Tigers & Tiger Athletic Foundation
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
Past Board Member