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David Lawton practices in the area of admiralty and tort. He has extensive trial and appellate experience in various aspects of maritime law, including personal injury/death, maritime pollution, contract disputes, offshore rigs and vessels, and major casualties.

Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, he was with the Terriberry, Carroll, & Yancey, L.L.P. law firm in New Orleans.


Practice areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 100%

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Phelps Dunbar

Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


LAEligible to practice law197711/03/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Maritime Law Association of the United StatesMemberN/A
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Southeast Admiralty Law InstituteMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973