David C. Whitmore – Senior Associate

AREAS OF PRACTICE

David Whitmore joined the Blake Jones Law Firm, L.L.C. in 1988, after serving two years as legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana. Since joining the firm, David has concentrated his practice in maritime personal injury litigation, particularly litigation under the Jones Act. He has represented clients in all parts of Louisiana, as well as in courts in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, California and Alaska. In addition to allowing him to travel throughout the United States, David’s practice has also provided him the opportunity to visit places across the world, most memorably Italy and Ukraine.

In addition to representing seamen under the Jones Act, David has also represented persons injured on offshore platforms as well as injured parties in workers’ compensation matters, mostly before the United States Department of Labor under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

EDUCATION

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern, Middle, Western District of Louisiana
  • US District Court Northern District of Florida
  • US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • USDC Southern District of Texas (Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Southern District of Mississippi (Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Northern District of Mississippi (Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Eastern District of New York(Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Southern District of New York(Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Southern District of Flordia (Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Southern District of Georgia (Pro Hac Vice)
  • USDC Western District of Tennessee (Pro Hac Vice)