David is a New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit High School. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance. David moved back home and began working in the insurance industry as a commercial underwriter before deciding to attend law school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
As a student of Loyola's four-year evening division, David worked full-time as the Claims Manager for a local marine underwriter where he handled both maritime personal injury and property damage claims. He managed the investigation, adjustment, and resolution of marine hull & machinery and protection & indemnity claims and acted as a liaison between insurers and their policyholders.
After graduating from law school, David began practicing maritime law at a prominent New Orleans defense firm. David represented maritime employers, vessel owners, and insurers in a wide variety of matters with a focus on personal injury and insurance coverage litigation. He was selected by his former firm for secondment to a Lloyd's of London syndicate where he worked as in-house counsel providing U.S. litigation advice to the London insurance market. David practiced as a defense lawyer for seven years before joining the Voorhies Law Firm.
David is a member of both the Louisiana State Bar and the Federal Bar Associations and is licensed to practice in all Louisiana state courts. He also is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.