David A. Bowling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Orleans, LA

The Bowling Law Firm, APLC
 | 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1050
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-586-5200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner at The Bowling Law Firm, APLC, David A. Bowling provides dedicated legal representation to clients in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. Mr. Bowling focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death. He  handles cases that involve medical malpractice, auto and trucking accidents, premises liability and product liability, as well as railroad accidents and Jones Act litigation.

In 1980, Mr. Bowling graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Millsaps College. He then went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1983.

With more than three decades of experience, Mr. Bowling understands the challenges that people  face when they have been injured by the negligence of others. His extensive trial experience has been recognized by his peers, as evidenced by his induction into the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Mr. Bowling aggressively advocates on behalf of his clients. Over the course of his career, he has obtained several million-dollar and multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients. His commitment to high legal standards and quality representation helped Mr. Bowling to receive the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bowling is admitted to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States. Beyond the courtroom, Mr. Bowling is active in the legal community. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, the Louisiana Association for Justice, and the New Orleans Bar Association.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (90%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017

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About David Bowling

Admitted: 1983, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: www.lawbowling.com/Attorneys/David-A-Bowling.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Professor Ferdinand Stone, Highest Grade Torts, Tulane Law School, 1983
  • Inducted as Associate of the American Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest A-V Rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mississippi, 1998
  • Louisiana, 1983
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Justice
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Handles referrals from New Orleans Pro Bono Project

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 13, 2017, Moderator/Round Table Discussion Panelist, "Injury Claims: Anatomy & Physiology Made Simple" seminar, National Business Institute
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26, 2017, Speaker, "Legal Ethics" and "Negotiating and Litigating the Damages" at "Damages in Personal Injury" seminar, National Business Institute
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, September 30, 2016, Speaker, "Proving Pain, Suffering and More in Personal Injury Litigation" seminar and "Proving Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries and Conditions", National Business Institute
  • Advanced Medical Malpractice 

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $6.4 million - 2014   Pharmacy error resulting in brain injury
  • $3.025 million - 2012   Inadequate vehicle repair resulting in rollover accident and spinal cord injury
  • $1.085 million - 2017   Failure to diagnose infection resulting in amputations
  • $1.25 million - 2012   Failure to timely treat in the emergency department resulting in myocardial infarction
  • $1.1 million - 2014   Failure to provide proper nursing care resulting in decubitus ulcers

Representative Clients:

  • Brentwood Hospital
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital

Educational Background:

  • Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, B.A, Cum Laude, Major: Philosophy, 1980
Office Location for David A. Bowling

1615 Poydras Street
Suite 1050
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-586-5200


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Last Updated: 5/22/2017

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