David Pitre was recently selected to join a prestigious national group of civil trial litigators. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to theRead More
On March 16th, 2018, David Pitre served as moderator for a panel discussion on federal practice and procedure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Panelists were District Judge Keith Starrett, Magistrate Michael Parker, and attorneys Wynn Clark and Pat Zachary. The Mississippi Association for Justice sponsored the two hour event covering a wide range of topics. This wasRead More
David Pitre has received considerable attention for his use of technology in the courtroom. He has previously lectured on the topic, and recently authored an article on the subject (click here to read it). The article has appeared in numerous trial lawyer publications, including the Mississippi Association for Justice’s Voir Dire, the Louisiana Association for Justice’sRead More
David Pitre is a board certified civil trial specialist from the National Board of Trial Advocacy (the NBTA was established in 1977 and was the first of its kind to be accredited by the American Bar Association). He was originally certified in 2012 and met the qualifications for recertification in 2017. Only a handful ofRead More
David Pitre successfully convinced the Mississippi Court of Appeals to overturn the trial court’s summary judgment dismissal of his client’s case. You can read the Court’s full opinion here. This complex litigation involved the interpretation of several life insurance policies, and claims of unjust enrichment, equitable estoppel and promissory estoppel. The lawsuit lasted several yearsRead More
David Pitre was appointed by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller to serve on the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct Study Committee. The select group of attorneys and judges across the State proposed significant changes based on the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct. The Committee’s proposals are currently pending consideration by the MississippiRead More
David Pitre recently completed his tenure as the President of the Mississippi Association for Justice in the Summer of 2009, but continues to serve this state trial lawyer association as a member of various committees and in lobbying efforts at the State Capitol & Government.