DAVID J. HEMKEN

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Mr. Hemken is licensed in Louisiana and Texas.  His practice primarily involves the areas of complex commercial litigation, ethics and legal malpractice defense, and bad faith insurance claims in both federal and state court.  He has also defended death and personal injury claims, construction disputes, and environmental/toxic tort lawsuits.  Mr. Hemken 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 and 2020. 

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.

Mr. Hemken currently serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the Shreveport Bar Foundation.  He also serves on the board of directors as vice-president for Robinson’s Rescue, a local non-profit.  David has been married to his wife, Angie, since 2012.  They recently welcomed their first child.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Ethics and Malpractice
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims
  • Death / Personal Injury Defense
  • Construction Disputes

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana – 2013
  • Texas – 2019
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Shreveport Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Director
  • Shreveport Bar Foundation, Board of Director
  • Robinsons Rescue, Board of Director

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star for the State of Louisiana, 2016 – 2018, 2020

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Phone:
318.227.7701

Fax:
318.227.7850

Email:
david.hemken@cookyancey.com

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