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David C. Clement

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in New Orleans, LA

Clement Gates & May
400 Poydras Street, Suite 1410
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-598-2220
Fax: 504-598-2221
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Real Estate: Business, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

The co-founder of the firm Clement Gates & May in New Orleans, Louisiana, attorney David C. Clement focuses his practice primarily on litigating on behalf of those dealing with construction and real estate issues, including property damage, personal injury, toxic torts, bad faith claims, engineer and architect malpractice, and other construction disputes. His clients include contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers and insurers.

Mr. Clement began his schooling at Louisiana Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in architecture in 1990. He later went on to attend law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he graduated with his juris doctor in 1995. He became admitted to practice law in the state of Louisiana in the same year.

Mr. Clement spent some time working as an intern architect on many different construction projects, where he gained firsthand experience in several aspects of the construction industry such as schematic design, drafting, code research, design development and construction contracts. He also gained significant experience with insurance claims issues following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita and the resulting litigation.

In order to forge professional relationships and keep up to date in his practice, Mr. Clement holds active membership in a number of professional organizations. These include the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Forum committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association. He is additionally a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association and The American Institute of Architects. He is frequently featured as a speaker on construction law issues such as recent developments in the law and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Professional Liability: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Mediation, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022

About David C. Clement

First Admitted: 1995

Professional Webpage: http://www.clementgate.com/profiles.aspx

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy ("NITA")
  • In 2019, I was selected by the Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law Faculty Committee to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law to teach a 3 hour Fall Semester law course on Mediation and Arbitration.  I currently teach that course every Fall semester.  , Adjunct Law Professor, 2019
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel intensive Trial Academy skills program
  • AIA Contract Documents: Generation Next seminar hosted jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October of 1997

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Louisiana, 1995
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Member

Honors/Awards

  • Vanderbilt National First Amendment Invitational

Educational Background

  • Louisiana Tech University, Honors: President of the American Institute of Architectural Students, Major: Architecture
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Office Location for David C. Clement

400 Poydras Street
Suite 1410
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-598-2220

Fax: 504-598-2221

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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