David J. Shelby


A member of the Taylor Porter Executive Committee and General Counsel for the firm, Partner David J. Shelby II has over 25 years of experience advising and representing clients on matters of construction, labor, employment, commercial contracts and disputes, premises liability, and personal injury defense. He received his J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993 and was admitted to practice in Louisiana that same year.

David's representative experience includes:

  • Labor and Employment: Family Medical Leave Act; Employment Contracts; Discrimination Claims; Employee Investigations; Employee Handbooks; Drug and Alcohol Policies; Computer Use Policies; Social Media Policies; Wage and Hour Laws; Collective Bargaining Agreements; Unfair Labor Practices; and Non-Compete Agreements.
  • Construction and Business: Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Litigation; Claims for Delay; Operating Agreement; Shareholder/Member Disputes; Unfair Trade Practices; Liens; Collections; Commercial Leases; Insurance; Indemnity; Accident Investigation; Personal Injury Defense; Premises Liability; and Safety.
  • Education: Research Misconduct; Title IX; Promotion and Tenure; Student Due Process; Cleary Act; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Public Records Requests; Public Bid Laws; and Civil Rights.

David has significant experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts, defending liability and indemnity claims arising from construction projects and contracts, and defending unfair labor practice and employment discrimination claims. He has defended complex multi-district litigation.

David’s clients include Dixie Electric Membership Corporation, Triad Electric, The Newtron Group, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Coastal Process, and Royal Engineering.

David is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, in the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.

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