David C. Hesser


ISLN: 913991273
Managing Partner
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Practice Areas
Family Law(25%); Child Custody; Criminal Law(25%); Military Divorce(20%); Community Property Law; Felonies(10%); Divorce(20%); DUI/DWI; Maritime Injuries; Mediation; Collaborative Family Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Domestic Relations; Personal Injury; Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA); Products Liability; Cruise Ship Injuries; Jones Act; Maritime Personal Injury; Seamen’s Claims; Alimony; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Head Injury; Sexual Abuse; Wrongful Death; Insurance Defense; Premises Liability; Marital Property Law; Boating Accidents; Plaintiffs Personal Injury

1994, Louisiana; 2006, Texas; U.S. District Courts, Middle, Eastern and Western District of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D.

Louisiana State, Federal, Alexandria and Shreveport Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; The Crossroads American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Delta Theta Phi. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award-Civil Procedure; Top Paper, First Amendment Seminar. Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA). Co-Author: “Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Divorce,” 2005; “Team Mediation,” Pepperdine Univ. Law School Dispute Resolution Journal. CLE Speaker for family law, collaborative and admiralty law: Loyola Univ. Law School; LSUS; ULM; Southern; LSU Law Center; and Pro Bono Project. Filed Louisiana’s first successful collaborative divorce. Member: Permanent Review Board, sexual abuse allegations, Catholic Diocese of Alexandria.

Bossier City, Louisiana, 1968

D.R.S. v. L.E.K., 33 So.3d 428, 2009-1274 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/10/10) Writ Denied (La. 4/30/10), setting the standard for religion in custody disputes; Lea v. Sanders, 890 So.2d 764, 2004-762 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/22/04), setting the standard in LA for Shared Custody; Walk Haydel and Assoc., Inc., v. Coastal Power Prod. Co., 934 F. Supp. 209 (E.D. La. 1996); Pulver v. 1st Lake Properties, Inc., 96-248 (La. App. 5th Cir. 9/18/96), 681 So.2d 965; Arnette v. NPC Services, Inc., (La. App. 1st Cir. 9/28/01) 809 So.2d 384; Latin Am. Energy Dev. Inc., v. Vague 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8120 (E.D. La. 1996); Walk Haydel and Assoc., Inc. v. Coastal Power Production Co., 98-CA-0193 (La. App. 4th Cir. 9/30/98) 720 So.2d 372; Argument at Trial set standard for enforcement of mediation agreements; Bush v. Diamond Offshore Co., 1999 WL 33236363 (E.D. La. 1999).