Diane Sweezer Davis
Background: Diane S. Davis is an experienced trial attorney with extensive experience in personal injury and toxic tort defense, products liability, premises liability and insurance defense. Ms. Davis has successfully argued various dispositive and pre-trial motions on behalf of her clients. Ms. Davis has practiced before both state and federal courts and has served as trial counsel for clients in Texas and Louisiana. She is engaged in all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial preparation, settlement negotiations and mediation.
Education: Preparatory Education, Xavier University of Louisiana (B.A. cum laude, 1999); Legal Education, Loyola University of New Orleans (J.D., Civil Law, 2002).
Admissions: State Bar of Louisiana (2002), State Bar of Texas (2006); United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Associations: American Bar Association; National Bar Association, Insurance Law and Employment Sections of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Houston Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.
Prior Positions: Prior to joining the firm, Diane worked twelve years in private practice with Louisiana and Texas firms, including Willingham, Fultz, & Cougill where she was a partner.
Presentations: “The Ethics of Civil Litigation”, Houston Association of Legal Professionals, December 2014;“The Nuts and Bolts of Business Organizations- Choosing the Business Entity in Texas”, Houston Association of Legal Professionals, November 2014; "The Viability of the Collateral Source Doctrine", Houston Claims Association, April, 2012; "The Paperless Law Office", National Black Pre-Law Conference, November, 2011; "Maritime Workers Compensation in Louisiana", National Business Institute, April, 2003.
Reporting Obligations Under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, Journal of American Law, Spring 2015.
Retention, Promotion, and Compensation of Women Attorneys, For the Defense, DRI, March, 2015.
The Role of Paternity Leave in Addressing the Gender Pay Gap, The Voice, DRI, Volume 14, Issue 10, March 11, 2015.
Tips to Successfully Prepare Your Expert for Deposition and Trial Testimony, Trials and Tribulations, The Newsletter of the Trial Tactics Committee, DRI, Volume 21, Issue 1, February 24, 2015.
The Evolution of the "Any Exposure" Theory of Causation, Trials and Tribulations, The Newsletter of the Trial Tactics Committee, DRI, Volume 20, Issue 4, December 11, 2014.
Pregnancy Discrimination and the Right to Work Guidance, The Voice, DRI, Volume 13, Issue 46, November 19, 2014.
Certification of Your Business as a Tool for Success, Diversity Insider, DRI, Fall, 2014.