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David R. Taggart

Partner
Shreveport
(318) 934-4014
dtaggart@bradleyfirm.com
Vcard: David R Taggart.vcf
Bio

David R. Taggart was born in Midland, Texas in 1951. Mr. Taggart received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1973. Mr. Taggart received his Juris Doctor in 1979 from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Mr. Taggart served as the executive editor of the Louisiana Law Review from 1978 to 1979, was inducted into the Order of the Coif in 1979 and was inducted into the Paul M. Herbert Hall of Fame in 1987. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Delta Phi.

He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1979 and to the Texas State Bar in 1995. Mr. Taggart is a member of the Bars of the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Taggart's areas of practice are class actions & complex litigation, business litigation, construction law, energy, oil & gas, and public utility law, labor & employment law, and oil & gas drilling, completion and workover contractor operations.

Mr. Taggart is a member of the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Shreveport Bar Association. In 1992 Mr. Taggart was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Mr. Taggart has served on the Adjunct Faculty at the Shreveport Campus of Louisiana State University, is a frequent seminar leader and speaker and has been an active lecturer in the community.

In 1989 he was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as Judge Pro Tem of the Shreveport City Court and in 1992 served as a faculty member of a law symposium held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, on a symposium on the American Civil Jury System.

Mr. Taggart is named The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 - 2016 for the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, energy law, labor and employment law, mass tort litigation, oil & gas law and litigation - construction. Best Lawyers named Mr. Taggart as "Shreveport Best Lawyers Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year"’ for 2013. He has been honored by Louisiana Super Lawyers® in 2007, 2008, 2010-2013, and 2015-2017 for his work in business litigation, business/corporate, and construction/surety. In 2009, Mr. Taggart was inducted as a fellow in Litigation Counsel of America.

Mr. Taggart practices principally in the areas of business and commercial litigation including construction, oil and gas and regulated public utility matters.


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Publications

Mr. Taggart is a frequent seminar leader and speaker and has been an active lecturer in the community.

Honors

  • Recognized by SB Magazine as one of the 2016 "Top Attorneys" in the Shreveport-Bossier area
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 Shreveport Oil & Gas Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2009-2015 - Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Employment Law - Mangement, Energy Law, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Construction, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants and Oil & Gas Law
  • Law Review, executive editor (1978-1979)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Paul M. Hebert Hall of Fame, 1987
  • Shreveport Campus of Louisiana State University, adjunct faculty In 1989 he was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve as Judge Pro Tem of the Shreveport City Court and in 1992 served as a faculty member of a law symposium held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, on a symposium on the American Civil Jury System.
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers® 2007, 2008, 2010-2013, 2015-2017 - Business Litigation; Business/Corporate; Construction/Surety
  • AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell. CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories-legal ability and general ethical standards.
  • 2009 Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi
Practice Areas
Education
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1979
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe, B.S., 1973
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana, 1979
  • Texas, 1995
  • United States D.C. Circuit

Shreveport

401 EDWARDS ST., SUITE 1000
SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70163
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
BATON ROUGE, LA 70825
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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