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
Fax: 504-586-5201
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
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
  • 90%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About David Bowling

Admitted: 1983, Louisiana


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Handles referrals from New Orleans Pro Bono Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter in Fall 2019, "Masters in Trial" seminar, ABOTA
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, December 18, 2019, Speaker, "Getting the Best Out of Witness Examination" at "Civil Trial From Start to Finish", National Business Institute
  • Kenner, Louisiana, December 19, 2018, Speaker, "Navigating Through the Medical Malpractice Trial" at "Medical Malpractice from Start to Finish" seminar, National Business Institute
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, December 13, 2018, Speaker, "Upholding Ethical Standards in Wrongful Death Cases" at "Wrongful Death Litigation: Start-to-Finish" seminar, National Business Institute
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 13, 2017, Speaker , Moderator/Round Table Discussion Panelist, "Shoulder Injuries" and for "Knee Injuries" and Roundtable Discussion Panelist at "Injury Claims: Anatomy & Physiology Made Simple" seminar, National Business Institute
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, September 30, 2016, Speaker, "Proving Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries and Conditions" at "Proving Pain, Suffering and More in Personal Injuriy Litigation" 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, June 28, 2018, Speaker, "Personal Injury Trials in a Nutshell" at "Personal Injury from A to Z" seminar, National Business Institute
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, June 27, 2018, Speaker, "Legislative, Case Law and Regulatory Trends and Developments" at "Personal Injury from A to Z" seminar, National Business Institute
  • Speaker, "Use of Expert Witnesses" at "Advanced Medical Malpractice" seminar


  • $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
  • $1.810 million - 2019 Failure to diagnose spinal epidural abscess
  • $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
  • $1.085 million - 2017   Failure to diagnose infection resulting in amputations

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

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

1615 Poydras Street
Suite 1050
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-586-5200

Fax: 504-586-5201

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Last Updated: 1/21/2020

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