David J. Scotton joined the firm as an associate in 2019. Mr. Scotton’s practice includes all types of business and commercial litigation, as well as banking, finance, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, labor and employment, and estate planning. 

David received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Political Communication, in 2016 from Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. He received his J.D. and Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2019.

During law school, Mr. Scotton served on the Louisiana Law Review and Board of Advocates. Mr. Scotton also competed in several internal Moot Court competitions as well as the 2018 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition.

He served as an extern for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office and was a law clerk under the firm’s summer clerkship program for two years. Mr. Scotton is proud to be the subject of the award-winning documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue” and continues to advocate for and share his adoption story around the country. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking, Finance, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
  • Labor & Employment
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University, J.D./D.C.L, 2019
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2016 (Major: Mass Communication)
  • Jesuit High School, 2012

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • All Louisiana State and Federal Courts, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2019

HONORS/AWARDS

  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research & Writing I 
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research & Writing II
  • 2019 New Orleans Archdiocesan Distinguished Alumnus from Jesuit High School
  • 2019 “Spirit of St. Elizabeth” Award
  • 2019 “Proudly Pro-Life” Award
  • 2017 Louisiana Angel in Adoption Award
  • Congressional Record Honor, March 13, 2018 from the Honorable Steve Scalise
  • House Concurrent Resolution No. 30, Louisiana 2018 Regular Session Honor
  • 2018 testimony in the Louisiana Legislature for Louisiana’s “Adoption Option Act”
  • 2012 Culture of Life Award, Jesuit High School
  • 2012 Very Reverend Father Pedro Arrupe Award, Jesuit High School 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Jefferson Bar Association
  • LSU Alumni Association

PUBLICATION