Robert J. David, Jr. is a full-time mediator and a partner at Juneau David, APLC, a firm which practices throughout the United States and abroad. Mr. David has been involved in arbitrations, mediations, administrative trials, and/or litigation in over 25 states. He has tried many cases to verdict on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. He is a regular speaker on ADR topics.
During his undergraduate studies, Mr. David’s academic interests and coursework involved negotiation and conflict resolution, alternative dispute resolution, ethics, group processes, collective bargaining, and organizational behavior. In his law practice, he has devoted considerable time and particularly enjoyed counseling people and business clients on developing and implementing proactive approaches to resolution of disputes and development of methods to reach fair, expedient, and cost-effective solutions.
Mr. David is based out of Perry Dampf’s Lafayette, Louisiana mediation center, but he regularly mediates throughout Louisiana. He mediates all types of disputes, including serving by appointment of the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, to mediate claims under a special master program. He is a Certified Civil Mediator by the Louisiana State Bar Association having completed “Civil Mediation Training” at Lipscomb University's Institute for Conflict Management, which was a 6-day (40-hour) professional course.
Having been admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1992, Mr. David is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Courts. He participated as an advocate in hundreds of mediations over the course of his thirty years of litigation practice.
The Best Lawyers in America® recognized Mr. David in the practice areas of Personal Injury Litigation and Labor and Employment Law. He received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for preeminence in the practice of law and professional ethics. Mr. David serves the legal community as a Committee Member for the Louisiana State Law Institute (2022-present). In this role, he serves as a legal adviser to the Louisiana Legislature on drafting legislation related to the practice of law. He also served on the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions from 1997-2014. He is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers since 2016, an invitation-only organization that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments, and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges. Mr. David also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Bar Association (2019-present) and Louisiana Appleseed (2019-present). He is currently serving as the co-chair of the CLE Committee for the Lafayette Bar Association.
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