David J. Hemken


Mr. Hemken’s practice primarily involves the areas of commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation and malpractice defense in federal and state court.  Mr. Hemken also has experience handling construction disputes and environmental/toxic tort lawsuits.  He joined Cook,Yancey, King & Galloway in 2013, and has been named as a Super Lawyer – Rising Star for the state of Louisiana from 2016 through 2018.

Mr.Hemken received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the articles editor for the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.  He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hemken worked as a law clerk for the Honorable S. Maurice Hicks, Jr., United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport Division, from 2012 through 2013.

David currently serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, as well as Robinson’s Rescue.  He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana State courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  David has been married to his wife, Angie Hemken, since 2012. They recently welcomed their first child.


  • General Commercial Litigation (Federal & State)
  • Civil Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Malpractice Defense


  • Louisiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. – 2012
    • Law Journal: Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Annual Review Articles Editor , 2010 – 2012
  • Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
    • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 2009
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Minor: Finance


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors
  • Robinson’s Rescue, Board of Directors
  • Greater Shreveport Leadership Program through the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce (2016)


  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star for state of Louisiana, 2016 – 2018
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Phone: 318.227.7701

Fax: 318.227.7850

Email: david.hemken@cookyancey.com

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