Dave Scalia has been fighting for the rights of injured plantiffs since 1992. In 1994 Dave joined one of New Orleans' most prestigious plaintiff litigation firms to work on the groundbreaking national cigarette class action Castano v. The American Tobacco Company. That case, eventually pursued as Gloria Scott v. The American Tobacco Company, went to trial in 2004 resulting in a jury verdict of over half a billion dollars. In 2005 Dave was named a Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for his work on the Scott Tobacco case.
Since 1994 Dave's practice has focused on complex litigation, federal wage and hour violations, products liability, occupational lung disease (silicosis/asbestosis), and personal injury. In January 2010 Dave formed the general civil litigation firm---Scalia Law Firm.
Dave is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western District's of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
In addition to trial work, Dave's practice also emphasizes post trial review at both the trial court and appellate level. He has authored briefs to the United States Supreme Court, and has briefed and argued matters before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and Louisiana's First, Fourth, and Fifth Circuit Court's of Appeal.
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|LA||Eligible to practice law||1992||11/03/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist||Trial Lawyers for Public Justice||2005|
|Owner||Scalia Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Bruno & Bruno||1994 - 2009|
|Associate||Schoemann & Associates||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New Orleans Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (New Orleans chapter)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Louisiana Association for Justice||Board of Governors||1995 - 2009|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Florida State University||N/A||Bachelor of Science||1987|