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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business
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
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Construction Litigation (100%)

Focus Areas


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Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020

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About David Clement

Admitted: 1995, Louisiana

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


  • Vanderbilt National First Amendment Invitational

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel intensive Trial Academy skills program
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy ("NITA")

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

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Last Updated: 7/1/2019

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