Dedicated Advocacy & Aggressive Legal Representation for Accident Victims Throughout Louisiana.
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).
In 2012, Mr. David was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as Top 40 Under 40, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. From 2012-2015, Mr. David was recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law. 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 2007, Mr. David was lead counsel in a successful wrongful death jury trial that resulted in a $21,400,000.00 award in Lafayette Parish (recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2007 byVerdictSearch). In 2009, Mr. David was lead counsel in an 18-wheeler wrongful death case in Lake Charles (Calcasieu Parish) that resulted in a $10,800,000.00 jury verdict. In 2011, 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 (again recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2011 by VerdictSearch).
Mr. David’s professional associations include the Lafayette Bar Association (Immediate Past President), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President), American Association for Justice and Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Maritime Committee). He also is a founding board member of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (Past President) and a member of the Christian Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. David currently serves on several community organizations as well, including IberiaBank (Advisory Board), Downtown Development Authority (Board Member, Past Chairman), Opus Christi Magnum Catholic Charities (Co-Chair, Captain); Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church (Eucharistic Minister, Foundation Board), Community Foundation of Acadiana (Prfessional 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 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.
|LA||Eligible to Practice Law||2001||09/26/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Louisiana Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Lawyers of Acadiana||Acadiana Profile Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Louisiana Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Louisiana Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Louisiana Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana||Louisiana State Bar Association||2009|
|Top Trial Lawyers in Ameria||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Partner||Broussard & David, LLC||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Louisiana Association for Justice, Maritime Section||Chair||2015 - Present|
|Louisiana Bar Foundation||Acadiana Community Partnership Panel||2013 - Present|
|Lafayette Parish Bar Association||Executive Board Member||2006 - Present|
|Louisiana Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Council of Appellate Lawyers||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||National Conference of Bar Presidents||N/A|
|American Association for Justice, Admiralty Law Section||Member||N/A|
|American Inn of Court of Acadiana||Team Leader||N/A|
|American Inn of Court of Acadiana||Executive Board Member||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association (Lafayette/Acadiana chapter)||Founding Member||N/A|
|Louisiana Association for Justice||Legislative Committee||N/A|
|Louisiana Association for Justice, Legislation Committee||Member||N/A|
|Louisiana Association for Justice, Elections Committee||Chair-Acadiana Region||N/A|
|Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation||Board of Directors||N/A|
|Lafayette Parish Bar Association||President||2012 - 2013|
|American Inn of Court of Acadiana||President||2010 - 2011|
|Louisiana State Bar Association||House of Delegates||2010 - 2012|
|Federal Bar Association (Lafayette/Acadiana chapter)||President||2006 - 2007|
|Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Louisiana State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2015|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2014|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Seminar||"Preparing and Handling the Big Case"||2013|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2013|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Seminar||"Preparing and Handling the Big Case"||2012|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2012|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2011|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2010|
|Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Symposium in New Orleans||Admiralty Law||2009|
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