David J. Shelby, II

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A member of the Taylor Porter Executive Committee, Partner David J. Shelby II has 25 years of experience advising and representing clients on matters of construction, labor, employment, business, and premises liability. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993 and was admitted to practice in Louisiana that same year.

David's representative experience includes:

Labor and Employment: Family Medical Leave Act; Employment Contracts; Discrimination Claims and Investigations; Employee Handbooks; Drug and Alcohol Policies; Computer Use Policies; Social Media Policies; Wage and Hour Laws; Collective Bargaining Agreements; Unfair Labor Practices; and Non-Compete Agreements.
Construction and Business: Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Litigation; Claims for Delay; Unfair Trade Practices; Liens; Collections; Commercial Leases; Insurance; Indemnity; Accident Investigation; Personal Injury Defense; Premises Liability; and Safety.
Higher EducationResearch Misconduct; Title IX; Promotion and Tenure; Student Due Process; Cleary Act; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Public Records Requests; Public Bid Laws; and Civil Rights.

David has significant experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts, defending liability and indemnity claims arising from construction projects and contracts, and defending unfair labor practice and employment discrimination claims. He has defended complex multi-district litigation.

David’s clients include Louisiana State University, Dixie Electric Membership Corporation, Triad Electric, The Newtron Group, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

David is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.


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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Employment, Labor and Benefits
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Industrial Construction
  • Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.0253  Phone
225.215.8730  Fax
University Attended:
Louisiana State University, B.G.S., 1989
Law School Attended:
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana; 1993, Louisiana; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Memberships and Associations

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

State and Federal Bar Associations

National Association of College and University Attorneys

Birth Information:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 22, 1967

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