2001, Louisiana; U.S. District Court, Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
Lafayette Parish (President 2012-13, Executive Board 2006-Present), Louisiana State (Board of Governors 2014-17), Federal (Founding Board Member and President 2006-2007, Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter) and American Bar Associations; Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, 2003-Present, Maritime Section Chair 2015-16 and Elections Committee Chair, Acadiana Region); American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Executive Board Member; Team Leader; Past-President); Council of Appellate Lawyers; American Association for Justice (Member, Admiralty Law Section).
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).
Mr. David has been named to Top 1% of lawyer nationwide by National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been 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 2012-2016, Mr. David has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law, and by Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums.
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 (recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2011 by VerdictSearch). 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 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 by VerdictSearch).
Mr. David’s professional associations include the Louisiana State Bar Association (Board of Governors), Lafayette Bar Association (Past President, Foundation Board Member), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President), Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Maritime Section Chair). 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 (Professional Advisors Committee), ABC Art Fund (Vice-Chair), Miles Perret Cancer Services (Board Member), 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 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 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.
Louisiana Association for Justice