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David Caldwell brings to the Law Office of Arthur K. Smith a wealth of legal experience and litigation knowledge. Client focused and efficient, David represents clients in a broad range of civil matters. He is a consummate professional with impeccable ethics and is known for the ability to deliver in a high-pressure environment. David takes a well-rounded, practical, problem-solving approach to legal issues with an eye toward moving business forward.

A former top criminal prosecutor and civil lawyer with over 18 years’ experience, David served as Deputy Director of the Criminal Division for the Louisiana Department of Justice and Director of its Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit, a unit which he created in 2008. In that time David tried to verdict a verdict a wide array of high profile violent and white collar crimes. In addition to his responsibilities as a prosecutor David, litigated various complex civil litigation cases for the State of Louisiana. He also maintained a successful private civil practice handling various general civil matters such as plaintiff’s personal injury, family law and defending business owners in employment claims.

David taught advanced level courses on expert testimony and served as an associate professor on Tulane’s trial advocacy faculty. David is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas.


  • Tulane School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1995, English and Russian, magna cum laude
  • Moscow State Linguistics University, Moscow, Russia


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Trial Advocacy Program at the Tulane Law School – Associate Professor, 2013 to 2016
  • Intersession “Civil Law Bootcamp” at the Tulane Law School – Associate Professor, 2015
  • LSBA House of Delegates – Member, 2012 to 2013
  • LSU Law School Interschool Moot Court Trial Teams – Coach
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association Region V High School Mock Trial Committee – Former Chairman,