An experienced business litigator, David Le Blanc represents a diverse client base in a wide variety of commercial disputes including insurance, real estate, and investment issues, as well as prosecuting sophisticated intellectual property matters.
Throughout his career, David has represented insurers and other corporate clients in state and federal court, with a particular focus on life, health and accident insurance matters. In addition, he has also represented clients in arbitrations related to reinsurance disputes. His practice also includes significant experience representing business clients in commercial matters involving contracts, real estate, and securities fraud.
David has a Masters in Intellectual Property and Information Law and handles matters involving trademark, trade secret, patent and copyright law. David represents both individual and corporate clients in litigating such matters, including American National Insurance Company, Farm Family Life Insurance Company and Broadcast Music, Inc.
David takes great pride in counseling his clients not only on when to litigate, but also when not to. His experience and approach help clients to avoid potential litigation and better position themselves should litigation arise.
- University of Houston Law Center – L.L.M., 2004 (Intellectual Property and Information Law)
- University of Houston Law Center – J.D., 1994
- Texas Christian University – B.A., magna cum laude, 1991, Phi Beta Kappa
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Activities & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Galveston County Bar Association
- MS150 Rider (since 1992)
- St. Bernadette Catholic Church, parishioner
- Four Brothers Boat Works, Inc. v. Tesoro Petroleum Companies, Inc., 217 S.W.3d 653 (Tex.App.–Houston[14th Dist] 2006, pet. denied)
- Comeaux v. Suderman, 93 S.W.3d 215 (Tex.App.–Houston[14th Dist] 2002, no pet.)
- Obtained a favorable appellate opinion on summary judgment for a commercial landlord related to a dispute over a right of first refusal purchase provision.
- In a commercial real estate litigation, successfully reversed summary judgment in favor of a master lessee on behalf of sublessees on issue of contractual obligations to sublessees which lead to a substantial settlement on remand.
- Obtained summary judgment for real estate developer client arguing that the Texas Local Government Code prohibited the retroactive enforcement of a city ordinance.
- Represented private investment owners in securities fraud litigation related to Enron and obtained favorable settlements against investment banks, auditors and former officers and directors of Enron.
- Successfully represented the inventor of an oil field services tool who sued his former employer over a royalty interest in his invention.
- Protected client’s trademark by obtaining trial judgment against an infringer who sought to use a similar name.
- Successfully prosecuted cases involving copyright infringement, obtaining summary judgments and settlements in cases under the federal copyright law.