David M. Abdullah is a veteran trial and litigation attorney practicing in New Orleans. His practice focuses on civil rights claims, complex civil litigation, regulatory law, contractual disputes and acts resulting in serious injury or death.
David has represented clients who suffered discrimination, brutality and serious injury at the hands of government actors and private companies and individuals. He believes in fighting for those who are unable to fight for themselves.
In his civil rights practice, David has represented individuals who have been victimized by law enforcement and state agencies. He has also represented clients who have been the object of discriminatory practices based on race or nationality.
David’s civil litigation practice has covered a wide variety of claims against large corporations and insurance companies. His practice includes representing clients who have suffered serious and catastrophic injury, wrongful death cases, product liability, and contract disputes. He has represented the family members of victims of horrific and catastrophic events, including oil rig explosions and other industrial accidents. David has also represented individuals in claims against companies for failing to pay employees fairly. His regulatory law practice has included representing Louisiana blind vendors against the state for violations of federal and state Acts or regulations implemented to protect and regulate the employment interests of blind vendors.
David received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and received his B.S. in business economics from Florida A&M University. At Tulane, David participated in the Civil Law Clinic, was a member of the Black Law Student Association and the Francis Xavier Martin Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
David has been an invited guest lecturer at the American Association for Justice’s annual convention, the Randolph Sheppard Vendor’s of Louisiana convention as well as Tulane Law School’s pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. He has also presented CLE lectures on criminal law, 42 U.S. Code Section 1983 claims and qualified immunity.
David remains active in the local community. He currently sits on the boards of New Harmony High School and community radio station 102.3 WHIV. He is a former contributing columnist to The Louisianan Weekly, a weekly news publication in New Orleans emphasizing topics of interest to the African-American community. David’s columns discussed legal issues particularly affecting marginalized communities such as “When It Comes to Warrantless Searches, It’s Your Rights and Their Duty” The Louisiana Weekly, February 26, 2016. David is also a former partner with Xavier University’s Student Life Department in an effort to reduce drunk driving among college students. David continues to perform various community service projects through his membership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., including annual school supply and backpack giveaways, the Charles R. Drew memorial blood drive and voter registration drives.