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About David

David A. Bowling attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and graduated cum laude in Philosophy in May 1980. Mr. Bowling graduated from Tulane University School of Law in May 1983 and was admitted to the Bar in October 1983. Mr. Bowling became a member of the Bar of the state of Mississippi in September 1998. For many years, Mr. Bowling has enjoyed Martindale-Hubbell’s highest A-V Preeminent rating. Mr. Bowling has been selected to the list of Louisiana Super Lawyers for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. He was also invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates in recognition of his extensive jury trial experience. He was also recently inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of trial lawyers limited to 1% of the lawyer population of any state of province.

Mr. Bowling has considerable experience in all forms of wrongful death and personal injury litigation, having tried through verdict numerous automobile, trucking, premises liability, product liability, admiralty, toxic tort, and medical malpractice cases. He has tried cases in federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, state courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states. Mr. Bowling’s efforts on behalf of his clients have yielded numerous seven-figure results, including recoveries of $6.4 million, $5.25 million, $4 million, $3.025 million, $2.02 million, $2.25 million, $1.83 million, $1.81 million, $1.8 million, $1.725 million, $1.25 million, $1.1 million, and $1 million.

Mr. Bowling has extensive experience handling medical malpractice claims and complex catastrophic injury cases, including those involving birth asphyxia/hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Mr. Bowling also has considerable expertise in the field of maritime personal injury law. This includes trial and appellate experience litigating issues pertaining to maritime law. He has litigated throughout trial and appeal issues pertaining to the Jones Act, the doctrines of unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure, the application of the maritime collateral source rule to employee benefits, the effect of the violation of federal regulations on the comparative negligence of seamen, and other questions of admiralty law.

Mr. Bowling is actively involved in continuing legal education not only for himself but for other lawyers as well. He is frequently invited to speak to other lawyers on a broad range of topics in personal injury law, medical malpractice, legal ethics, and jury trial presentation.

Mr. Bowling is admitted to practice before all Federal courts in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Bowling is also admitted to practice before all state courts in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Jones Act
  • Construction Accidents
  • Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Insurance Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Animal Bites
  • Premises Liability
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Product Liability

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • Mississippi, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • Davis v. Odeco, Inc., 18 F.3d 1237 (5th Cir. 1994)
  • Waring v. Travelers Insurance Company, 891 So2d 119, 2004-1123 (La. App. 4th Cir. 1/12/05)
  • Randall v. Chalmette Medical Center, Inc., 819 So2d 1129, 2001-0871 (La. App. 4th Cir. 5/22/02)

Representative Clients

  • Various Individuals throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states
  • Universal Health Services, Inc.
  • River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest AV Preeminent Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • AVVO Highest Rating of “Superb”
  • National Business Institute 2023 Outstanding Faculty

Professional Associations
and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • New Orleans Bar Association

NBI Distinguished Faculty Member

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