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), and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012.
In 2012, Mr. David was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. 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 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 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 (President-Elect), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana ( Past President), American Association for Justice and Louisiana Association for Justice (Board of Governors, Maritime Committee, Amicus Committee, Legislative Committee). He also is a founding board member of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and served as chapter president in 2007.
Mr. David currently serves on several community organizations as well, including Downtown Development Authority (Past Chairman), Community Foundation of Acadiana (Community Investment Committee), St. Mary's Catholic Church (Parish Council, Eucharistic Minister, Lector), 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, 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.