Education

Tulane University School of Law (J.D.)

University of Texas at Austin (B.A. )

BIOGRAPHY

Leonard A. Davis received his B.A. from the University Texas at Austin and attended Tulane University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1984.

Mr. Davis’s practice has previously included corporate law, commercial litigation, complex business litigation, multi-district litigation, mass torts, and class actions. He is an AV-rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Davis is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He has been for many years and continues to serve as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Tulane Law School.

Mr. Davis is active in the community and serves on or has served on several boards including the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Jewish Endowment Foundation, Tulane University Medical Center Chancellor’s Advisory Council, the Anti- Defamation League, New Orleans Music Legends, Liberty’s Kitchen and numerous other charitable and non-profit organizations.

COURT APPOINTMENTS

MDL-2592 In Re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation Co-Liaison Counsel

MDL-2047 In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation Already Remediated Homes Committee

MDL-2243 In Re: Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II) Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

MDL-2197 In Re: DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. ASR Hip Implant

Products Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

MDL 2436 In Re: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

“Handling Railroad Grade Crossing Cases,” Trial Magazine, November 1999. “Chinese Drywall Settlements Claims-Filing Deadline is August 26, 2013,” Louisiana Advocates (August 2013)

“Propulsid Litigation,” ATLA Anry in an MDL Proceeding,” Harris Martin’s MDL Conference, September 26, 2011

“The Case Against Taishan/Taihe” HarrisMartin Chinese Drywall Conference, October 20, 2011.

“Motions for Sanctions,” Louisiana State Bar Association Motion Practice CLE, December 20, 2011.

“Mass Torts Quick Hits – You Gotta Know When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em: Chinese Drywall,” Mass Torts Made Perfect, April 20, 2012.

Eastern District of Louisiana: The Nation’s MDL Laboratory A Symposium Presented by The Louisiana Law Review, March 22, 2013

2013 LSBA Jazz Fest Seminar – Spice Up Your Trial – “Making the Numbers Sing,” April 26, 2013

Harris Martin Lumber Liquidators Flooring Litigation Conference May 17, 2015 – “Dealing With China: Lessons Learned From Chinese Drywall Litigation.”

New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators’ Programs – Ethics December 16, 2015

New Orleans Bar Association’s Procrastinators’ Program – Professionalism: Rules, Civility & Professionalism – December 29, 2016

EXPERIENCE

Herman Herman & Katz, LLC (1981 – 2024)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Louisiana

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

 

RECOGNITION

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2010-2024)

Selected for Best Lawyers 2017, 2019, 2021 for Lawyer of the Year- Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs

Selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters® Super Lawyers (2009-2024)

AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2022-2024)

In the News

Leonard A. Davis Joins Stanley Reuter Thornton Alford LLC as of Counsel

Welcome Leonard A. Davis! Stanley Reuter Thornton Alford LLC is pleased to announce that Leonard A. Davis has joined the firm as of Counsel. Prior… READ MORE