DAVID S. SCALIA
David S. Scalia brings 25 years of experience of fighting for the rights of injured plaintiffs since 1992. In 1994 Mr. Scalia joined with several lawyers and firms from New Orleans and around the country working on the groundbreaking national cigarette class action Castano v. The American Tobacco Company. That case, eventually pursued as Gloria Scott v. The American Tobacco Company, went to trial in New Orleans in 2004, resulting in a jury verdict of more than $500,000,000. In 2005, for his work on the Scott Tobacco case, Mr. Scalia was honored as a Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Mr. Scalia is admitted to practice in all state courts in Louisiana, as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Scalia’s areas of concentration with the Firm are class action and mass tort litigation on a national scale, including major consumer and pharmaceutical industry antitrust and RICO litigation. In addition, Mr. Scalia’s practice emphasizes post-trial review in both the trial and appellate courts. He has co-authored briefs to the United States Supreme Court, and has briefed and argued matters before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and Louisiana’s First, Fourth, and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Mr. Scalia is a member of the Louisiana Association for Justice where he previously served as a member of the Association’s Board of Governors. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, The New Orleans Bar Association, The Jefferson Bar Association, and The Federal Bar Association.