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Practice Areas

Complex business, mass tort, toxic exposure, product liability, fire and explosion, premises and professional liability litigation.


David has been lead counsel in some of the largest lawsuits filed in Mississippi, and a member of national trial teams on multi-state litigation. He has handled complex business, products liability, and mass tort cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Mississippi and elsewhere. Among others, he has tried antitrust, business tort, contract, fire and explosion, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, professional liability, and wrongful death lawsuits. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation (twice selected as Mississippi Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2019), Commercial Litigation, Securities Ligation (2014 Lawyer of the Year), Personal Injury-Defense (2015 Lawyer of the Year), Products Liability Litigation (2017 Lawyer of the Year); and 2020 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year; by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Top 50 Mississippi Lawyer; and by Benchmark as a Mississippi Litigation Star.

Professional Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Chapter Past-President and National Director); International Association of Defense Counsel; Capital Area Bar Association (Past-President)


University of Mississippi (BBA, 1975); University of Mississippi ( JD, 1978)