David M. Flotte

David Flotte

Title: Partner
Company: Salley Hite Mercer & Resor LLC
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

David M. Flotte, Partner at Salley Hite Mercer & Resor LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in maritime law.

An accomplished and respected attorney, Mr. Flotte has amassed more than three decades of professional experience in the legal industry. A partner at Salley Hite Mercer & Resor LLC since 2015, he focuses his practice primarily on maritime related issues, including litigation regarding bodily injury claims regarding the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, limitation of liability maintenance and cure, third party maritime tort, passenger claims, and toxic releases arising from vessel and shipyard operations, among other practice areas. He has represented both carriers and policy holders in a wide array of coverages.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Mr. Flotte pursued an education at Louisiana State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1977 and 1982, respectively. He has since been admitted to practice before the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

An esteemed member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Maritime Law Association, Mr. Flotte was honored by Martindale-Hubbell for High Professional Achievement and High Ethical Standing in 2017 and 2018. Looking toward the future, he intends to experience the continued growth and success of his career.

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