David Randall Rabalais was born September 23, 1959 in Alexandria, Louisiana and graduated from Alexandria Senior High School in three years. He then obtained a B.A. in Communications from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1979 where he graduated cum laude. He earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from Louisiana State University in 1986. In 1986, competing against over 200 of his classmates, David won the Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition, excelling in brief writing and advocacy skills.
David has presented seminars on Bad Faith litigation and stays on top of all new developments in this troubling area of the law. He has also chaired the Legislative Sub-Committee of the Medical-Legal Inter-Disciplinary Committee. He has presented numerous mock trials and co-hosted seminars in Insurance Law. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, the Fifteenth Judicial District Court, as well as the Lafayette, Louisiana, and Federal Bar Associations.
David handles general casualty litigation and has developed expertise in head injury cases, fire loss claims and mold litigation. He has successfully tried cases throughout south Louisiana from District Court in Lake Charles to Federal Court in New Orleans, and many points in between.
“I enjoy practicing law, but the relationships that have developed over 26 years are the best part of the job. The practice of law has changed significantly and more changes are on the horizon. We will stay a step or two ahead of the field and adapt to whatever our clients require.”