Blake R. David

Blake R. David

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette, LA

Broussard & David, LLC
 | 557 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: 337-233-2323
Fax: 337-233-2353
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    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 is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Advocacy and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

    Mr. David has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of personal injury law and as Top 50 in the Louisiana (2019, 2020,2021), and by Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. 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, an exclusive designation for trial lawyers who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership. 

    Mr. David was lead counsel in a jury trial involving a local man paralyzed by an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign. The jury awarded over $30,000,000.00 (the largest award in Lafayette Parish court history, recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2011 by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch). 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 The National Law Journal and 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 (then the largest award in Lafayette Parish court history, and recognized nationwide as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2007 by The National Law Journal and VerdictSearch).

    Mr. David’s professional associations include the International Society of Barristers, Louisiana State Bar Association (Nominating Committee, Board of Governors), Louisiana Association for Justice (Executive Committee Member, Board of Governors, Maritime Section Chair), Lafayette Bar Association (Past President, Foundation Board Member), the American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President). 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.

    In 2017, Mr. David was appointed to the Louisiana Board of Regents by Governor John Bel Edwards and confirmed by the Louisiana Senate (the secondary education board that coordinates the efforts of all 33 degree granting institutions in the State of Louisiana). Mr. David currently serves on several community organizations as well, including Lafayette Economic Development Authority (Board Member), IberiaBank (Advisory Board), Downtown Development Authority (Past Chairman), Opus Christi Magnum Catholic Charities (Past 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), 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.

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

    About Blake David

    Admitted: 2001, Louisiana

    Professional Webpage: http://www.broussard-david.com/lawyer-attorney-1139720.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Named Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel; named by The National Trial Lawyers as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and as Top 40 Under 40. Blake has been recognized by Super Lawyers, rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubble, and was honored as the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana” award by the Louisiana State Bar Association. Twice recognized for top 100 verdicts in the country by Verdict Search. The Daily Advertiser recognized Blake as "20 Under 40" in 2006.

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Louisiana State Bar Association (2014-2017 Board of Governors); Louisiana Association for Justice (Executive Committee, Past Maritime Section Chair; Federal Bar Association (Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter) Founding Board Member, Past-President; Lafayette Parish Bar Association (Past-President, Foundation Board Member); American Inn of Court of Acadiana (Past President); International Society of Barristers; American Association for Justice Admiralty Law Section

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • IberiaBank (Advisory Board); Downtown Development Authority DDA Chairman (2009-2012); Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (President 2007); Our Lady of Fatima (School Foundation Board Member, Eucharistic Minister); the705 - Acadiana's Emerging Leaders Founding Executive Board Member, Vice President - Policy and Procedure (2008)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker at many LSBA and LBA CLEs, including the LSBA Admiralty Symposium in New Orleans in 2009-2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • https://www.broussard-david.com/our-results.html

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., Louisiana State University, 2001
    • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1997

    Industry Groups

    • Admiralty
    • Automobile
    • Jones Act
    • Maritime
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Railroad
    • Trucking

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    Office Location for Blake R. David

    557 Jefferson Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501

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    Last Updated: 9/17/2020

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