David is a graduate of Tulane University Law School, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and was the individual runner-up in the 1998 Junior Appellate Tournament. His areas of expertise include insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation, workers’ compensation, complex tort litigation, professional liability, toxic torts, premises liability, and medical malpractice.
Mr. Pote has a wide range of expertise and accomplishments. He has played a prominent role in the largest civil litigation in U.S. history, taking a lead role on behalf of the State in depositions of BP, Halliburton and Transocean executives and witnesses while serving as special counsel to the Louisiana Attorney General in the Federal Multi-District Litigation for the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, where Louisiana’s claims against BP exceeded one-half billion dollars in damages. He has also served as national trial counsel for most major insurance carriers participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, where he was a first-chair litigator for dozens of “Superstorm Sandy” cases in New York and New Jersey federal district courts.
In addition, David’s experience in workers’ compensation litigation spans nearly a decade. His expertise encompasses all facets of case development, up to and including first-chair trial work. He has served numerous clients in obtaining the best and most economical resolution to workers’ compensation matters, whether it be minor injuries, cases involving unusual legal scenarios, or maximum exposure cases involving permanent-and-total disability.
David Pote is admitted to practice in all state courts in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama, as well as all Louisiana and Alabama federal courts and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Alabama State Bar Association
- Florida State Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- The Federalist Society