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David William Nance

Litigation Attorney at New Orleans, LA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as DAVID W. NANCE LAW FIRM, LLC

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 17 years
    New York - NY 23 years
    Texas - TX 24 years
    Louisiana - LA 25 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Extensive municipal, state, and federal court experience, including jury trials and appeals.

    26 years

  2. Business
    Extensive experience in start-ups, contract negotiations, and general counsel duties. Serve as outside general counsel to many of my business clients and either do the work myself or oversee the work of other law firms to cut costs and ensure they remain clearly focused on my client's goals.

    25 years

  3. Administrative law
    Extensive experience in over 200 administrative cases both as an administrative judge and also as an advocate for a party.

    25 years

  4. Antitrust and trade law
    Dispute resolution, through negotiations and litigation.

    23 years

  5. Contracts and agreements
    Negotiation, Drafting, Enforcement

  6. Intellectual property
    Extensive experience counseling clients, prosecuting intellectual property rights and litigating disputes.

    25 years

  7. Internet
    All Areas since the early 1990s

  8. Mergers and acquisitions
    Extensive experience from every side.

    25 years

Mr. Nance was born in El Paso, Texas in 1966. He earned a bachelor's degree in German and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and a J.D. in civil and common law from Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans in 1996, including a semester at the University of Vienna School of Law.


Mr. Nance has been an associate of Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster (merged with Clifford Chance in 2000) in Warsaw, Poland; of counsel for Muñoz de Toro &  Muñoz de Toro in Buenos Aires, Argentina; an Administrative Law Judge and an Assistant Attorney General, Transportation Division managing the Administrative Law and Contract/Construction & Maintenance Law sections representing the Department of Transportation for the State of Texas. Since entering private practice, he has come to serve as counsel for numerous Internet-based and traditional companies based in the U.S. and abroad.

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New Orleans, LA, 70115

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Posted by Tamara | January 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I first dealt with David in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. He helped me again in 2022 with a matter and we were favorable in both outcomes.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2015
THE best attorney!
Attorney David Nance response was very quick. Paper work turn around was same day! He responds to emails and calls right away! This was the best experience I had with an attorney and he got my case settled favorably out of court!
Posted by Jeremiah | March 25, 2015
Long History of Quality Legal Representation
Over 5 years ago I worked for an IT company that had a problem of several competitors scraping content and stealing images etc. David helped us to put an end to it and suspend the hosting account. I now work for a large European tech company and anytime we have a legal problem online I turn to David Nance to assist us with liable, slander, or any IP Law issues. His knowledge of IP Law has helped us in many ways, but the most valuable was filing a lawsuit against our biggest competitor. This helped to repair our reputation with key industry experts, media, and send a warning to other competitors to follow the rules or we will take legal action. David has always provided us with stellar legal counsel and support. His communication has always been prompt and direct. I have personally worked with him over the last 5 years on a range of different cyber issues and will continue to rely on his legal services for as long as I need IP legal services. David Nance is a lawyer who knows the cyber landscape and can identify risks and violations. IP Law can be difficult for many companies to understand, but having a legal adviser with experience is valuable. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Mr. Nance as our legal counsel and adviser.
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Posted by John | March 22, 2015
Excellent Attorney and Person
I highly recommend David Nance. He has been my attorney for several years and is excellent. He looks after my best interests and is very reasonable in his prices based on the experience and benefit he provides. I highly recommend David. He is an Excellent attorney and person.
Posted by Thomas | March 12, 2015
Excellent Attorney
David handled my business matter with my company /partner and was second to none !
Posted by Rashi | March 12, 2015
David is an incredible person, resource, advisor, you name it! I feel very lucky to have David on my team. He is a super lawyer because he has so many hidden treasures of wisdom. In all seriousness, I am incredibly fortunate to have such a great lawyer to work with. He is nothing but helpful and kind. With a level of professionalism rarely seen, David sets a standard of excellence in everything he does!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2009
David W. Nance - DW Nance, LLC - Excellent Attorney at law
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with David and his firm for the past few years. We initially hired them off a freelance site to handle one small IP issue for us and they have since become our full time company firm. We love the responsiveness, integrity and knowledgeability that he exhibits. He is also keenly and astutely aware of significant issues that affect online businesses. He gets my highest recommendation.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Intercosmos Media Group, Inc.
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Office of the Attorney General
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Puender, Volhard, Weber & Axster (now Clifford Chance)
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Marketing Intern
  • Werbedienst Nahe, GmbH
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Freight Forwarder
  • BDP International, Inc.
  • 1990 - 1992
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  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reliant Rehabilitation v. Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Infringing company stopped and changed names of their 7 hospitals.


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Polish
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Honors and Awards

  • Advised all English speaking clients in Poland
  • Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster (now Clifford Chance)
  • 1996


  • International Financial Law Review
  • Real Estate: Poland
  • 1998
  • International Financial Law Review
  • Corporate Governance: Poland
  • 1998
  • AsiaLaw
  • Doing Business in Europe: Poland
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Construction Conference
  • Handling Fraudulent Construction and Maintenance Claims
  • 2005
  • CLE on Ethics and Professionalism
  • L’État, c’est moi: Suggested Methods for Enforcing Administrative Laws Ethically, Professionally, Efficiently, and Successfully
  • 2004
  • Eminent Domain Law Conference
  • “E.D. JURISDICTION: How to Get and Keep the Right to Take Land”
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
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Litigation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. David and I met representing different parties in a federal case. Since then, I have pulled David in to work with me on numerous matters because of his reasonable fees, insightful perspective, and ability to simply even the most complex facts and laws. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a highly competent and responsive attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with David Nance on a number of different matters, and have known him professionally for a few years. David always has a genuine interest in his clients, and their positions, and he takes a no-nonsene approach to the task at hand. While he provides great counsel to clients in a number of areas, I know David has a particular expertise in Internet law. He's my go-to guy whenever I have questions about domain disputes, website terms of use and contracting, and similar questions...and he always has a sound approach to recommend."
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New Orleans Litigation Lawyer David William Nance
David William Nance
Litigation Attorney
New Orleans, LA
Licensed for 25 years
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