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David A Bowling

Medical malpractice Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Mississippi - MS 25 years
    Louisiana - LA 40 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MS
    Acquired 1998
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1983
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

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With more than three decades of experience, Mr. Bowling understands the challenges that people may face when they have been injured by the negligence of others. For that reason, he strives to help his clients obtain the treatment, and compensation they need and deserve. Whether facing large companies and insurance carriers, or liable individuals or groups, Mr. Bowling aggressively advocates on behalf of his clients. Over the course of his career, he has obtained several million-dollar and multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients. His commitment to high legal standards and quality representation helped Mr. Bowling to receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and a supberb 9.3 rating on Avvo. He has been selected in Best Lawyers in America and is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates. The Bowling Law Firm, APLC has lawyers licensed to practice in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.



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The Bowling Law Firm, APLC
1615 Poydras St Ste 1050
New Orleans, LA, 70112-1275
The Bowling Law Firm, APLC
1323 28th Avenue
Gulfport, MS, 39501 (by appointment only)
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Lacie | April 30, 2015
Superior Lawyer
We recently hired David to obtain assistance with an issue that ended up requiring the need to file for a remedy in the Federal Court System. David and his firm were open minded as to how we wanted to proceed, listened and responded when we made suggestions, and quickly prepared the documentation for us to review and submit to the Court to accomplish our goals. This approach was refreshing and resulted in a very swift and positive outcome.
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Posted by David | April 22, 2015
Experienced and skillful
Mr. Bowling capably handled a case on my behalf in an efficient and well organized manner . As well, at every stage in the process, I was informed of our progress and what to expect. In the end, Mr. Bowling produced a positive outcome for me with a minimum amount of intrusion on my time.
Posted by Frank | April 22, 2015
Frank - A David Bowling Client
David Bowling has represented me on more than one occasion, and has proven to be knowledgeable, informative, and most importantly I felt as though he was truly a champion of my cause. I would heartily recommend him,
Posted by Chanoya | April 21, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Mr. Bowling is a wonderful lawyer. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He was my lawyer when a dog bit me in 2012 and I am very pleased with the services rendered.
Posted by Nadine | April 21, 2015
D. Bowling
Very professional, very responsive & really take time to study his cases. I am currently working with him now, I wouldn't have chose anyone else.
Posted by Javaughn | April 21, 2015
D. Bowling's Review
Great lawyer, very well prepared for his cases. Knowledgeable on the case at hand, your best chance at winning a case. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know.
Posted by Joseph B. Stahl | April 17, 2015
A Superlatively Good Lawyer's Lawyer
I am an attorney who has referred medical malpractice, maritime death and injury, and other casualty cases to David A. Bowling on a fee-division basis. I would refer such cases to no other attorney but him. His handling of those cases has been not only industrious and ingenious, finding ways to establish liability and to maximize recovery where doing so has been severely problematical, but has bordered on the miraculous, for at times I have been shocked at the magnitude of the successful results he has achieved. If all lawyers were as competent and honest workmen as is David A. Bowling, the profession would enjoy a much better reputation than it now has among the laity.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President-Attorney
  • The Bowling Law Firm, APLC
  • 1994 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Friend, Wilson, Draper, and Bowling
  • 1983 - 1994


  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Millsaps College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980


  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Liens, Experts, Settlement, Trial
  • Personal Injury Trials in a Nutshell
  • 2018
  • Case Law, Statutes, Insurance, Medical Records, Damages
  • Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments
  • 2018
  • Injury Claims: Anatomy & Physiology Made Simple
  • Shoulder Injuries and Knee Injuries
  • 2017
  • Damages in Personal Injury
  • Legal Ethics and Negotiating and Litigating the Damages
  • 2017
  • Proving Pain, Suffering and More in Personal Injury Litigation
  • Proving Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries and Conditions
  • 2016
  • Advanced Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Use of Expert Witnesses
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is an exceptionally talented lawyer. He is honest, dedicated, hard-working and thorough. I highly recommend him."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have practiced medical malpractice law for over twenty five years. David is one of the best lawyers I have faced representing plaintiffs."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David has been an excellent advocate for his clients. He has a talent of grasping complex medical issues and making them easy for juries to understand."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have done business with David Bowling for the past 12 years. He is extremely knowledgeable in the field of medical malpractice and general litigation. He is very hard working, professional, and provides excellent representation for his clients."
Spinal cord injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with David both on opposing sides and the same side of cases. He is always thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable about his cases."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have always known David to be well versed in the law and well prepared to fully represent his clients, putting their needs first. Importantly, his word is his bond."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Bowling has worked with me for several years as both a plaintiff attorney as well as a defense attorney. He is professional, hard working, ethical, and a great advocator."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked on the other side of cases with David for many years and have always found him to be professional and extremely competent."
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New Orleans Medical malpractice Lawyer David A Bowling
David A Bowling
Medical malpractice Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 40 years