David M. Abdullah
David is a veteran trial attorney and litigator. He gained invaluable trial experience as an Assistant District Attorney for the Parishes of Orleans and Jefferson, where he spent the better part of a decade. He also served as an Assistant Special Counsel to the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana.
Before helping to form Peiffer Rosca Wolf, David also spent four years at a local New Orleans AV-rated law firm, practicing in the areas of occupational exposure and disease, products and premises liability, and wrongful death cases.
David utilizes his vast trial and litigation experience to represented clients who have experienced life-changing injuries and injustices. In his civil practice, David 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 and classes who have been harmed by pharmaceutical products, automobile accidents, premises injuries, and product defects. In addition, David also represents classes of individuals who have brought claims against employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act for failure to properly compensate workers and other violations of the FLSA.
David’s criminal practice includes defending clients against felony and misdemeanor charges in state and municipal courts. As a former prosecutor David served as a felony trial attorney, special homicide prosecutor, Code 6 prosecutor and an appeals attorney. His prosecutorial experience gives him the ability to effectively navigate the often overwhelming world of criminal litigation on behalf of his clients. David defends clients who have been charged with such crimes as DWIs, drug offenses, property crimes, and select violent offenses.
David received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1999. While at Tulane, David participated in the Civil Law Clinic and the Street Law program, and he was a member of the Black Law Student Association, the Francis Xavier Martin chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and the Martinet Legal Society. Prior to law school, David attended Florida A&M University, where he received his B.S. in Business Economics in 1996.
David has spoken at various public events and to national organizations, such as the American Association for Justice. He is also a contributing columnist to the Louisiana Weekly newspaper.
In 2015, David was named an Official Partner of Xavier University of Louisiana Athletics and Student Life. He joined the University in helping to stop drunk driving among students.
Tulane University School of Law
Florida A&M University
Bachelor of Science
When it comes to warrantless searches, it's your rights and their duty – Louisiana Weekly
Local attorney Abdullah partners with Xavier to stop drunk driving – Biz New Orleans
Interview with David Abdullah about his Xavier University partnership – WLAE’s “The Spudcast”