David C. Whitmore

David C. Whitmore

Senior Associate
Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone:
504-525-4361
888-525-4361 (Toll Free)
Fax:
504-525-4380
Email:

David Whitmore joined the Blake Janes Law Firm, in 1988, after serving two years as legal director for the American Civil Libeflies Union of Louisiana. Since joining the firm, David has concentrated his practice in maritime personal injury litigation, particularly litigation under the clones Act. He has represented clients in all parts of Louisiana, as well as in courts in Texast Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, California and Alaska.

In addition to representing seamen under the Jones Act. David has also represented persons injured on offshore platforms as well as injured parties in workers' compensation matterst mostly before the United Stales Departmenl of Labor under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

In addition to his maritime personal injury work. David has also represented numerous clients who have been involved in automobile accidents, accidents with 18 wheelers and other commercial vehicles, slips and falls, and who have clams for premises liability and products liability as well as civil rights violations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Maritime Personal Injury
  • 15% Automobile Accidents
  • 15% 18 Wheeler/Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • 5% Premises Liability
  • 5% Civil Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • 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 Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2003

Education

  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1986
  • Tulane University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1983
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, Legal Director, 1986 - 1988

Languages

  • English