Manning Gross + Massenburg LLP
With more than 35 years of jury trial, product liability, and insurance litigation experience, David Frohn focuses his practice on the defense of domestic and international manufacturers of consumer and industrial products. David has extensive experience defending claims involving recreational vehicles and boats; personal watercraft; medical equipment, implants and devices; firearms; industrial tools and machinery; refinery and chemical plant process vessels; commercial transportation vehicles; electromechanical fire cause and origin.
Admitted to practice in Louisiana and Texas, David earned his J.D. from Loyola University of the South School of Law, New Orleans. He holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is a Louisiana licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer with work experience as a Quality Control Engineer for the Boeing Company and as a lawyer with Exxon Company, U.S.A. He combines his legal and scientific skills to assure the best possible outcomes for his clients.
David is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. His Diplomate rank with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) certifies he has tried over 100 civil jury trials to verdict as lead trial counsel. An AV rated lawyer since 1987, he has been named both a Louisiana “Super Lawyer” in the field of product liability defense and a “Top Attorney in Louisiana” for personal injury defense/products for the past 15 years. He served as lead counsel on one of the first U.S. Circuit Court decisions in the United States to affirmatively hold that criminal handgun violence is not a liability against gun manufacturers.
Upon Louisiana’s reform of its product liability law, he presented a continuing education seminar for fellow attorneys through the Louisiana State University School of Law, Office of Continuing Education to explain how Louisiana’s tort reform law defines the rights and liabilities associated with injuries and damages arising from the use of manufactured products. He also presented a CLE seminar through LSU’s Center of Continuing Professional Development on the intricacies and exclusions of the Standard Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy. He co-authored and edits Louisiana Civil Trial Procedure, West Group, and served as contributing author for “Exclusions of Improper Expert Testimony,” Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc.
David’s volunteer service to the Bar includes serving as a member of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board for eleven years, culminating in his service as Board Chair of this adjudicative body charged by the Supreme Court with responsibility for lawyer discipline statewide. Currently a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court Bar Admission Committee, he writes the Louisiana Civil Procedure test for the Louisiana Bar Examination.