Leonard Davis

Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C.
820 O'Keefe Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113-1125
(504) 581-4892

Leonard A. Davis is a partner of Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P., as well as the national firm of HERMAN GEREL, LLP, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving his B.A. from the University Texas at Austin, Mr. Davis attended Tulane University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1984. Mr. Davis' practice includes corporate law, commercial litigation, complex business litigation, and railroad crossing matters. He is an AV-rated attorney with Martindale-Hubble. He specializes in handling and administering large complex matters. He has written and spoke extensively on how to handle and organize complex matters, discovery issues, and how to manage and deal with electronic discovery. He was an invited attendee by the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to the Conference on Electronic Discovery presented in February 2004.    Mr. Davis is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Sports Lawyer Association, American Bar Association (Member of Section of Business Law), the American Association for Justice and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He has written articles on railroad litigation for several publications, including Trial Magazine, and spoken at numerous seminars. Active in the community, Mr. Davis serves on or has served on several boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana Children's Museum, Jewish Endowment Foundation, Tulane University Medical Center, and numerous other charitable and non-profit organizations.    Published Works: "Handling Railroad Grade Crossing Cases," Trial Magazine, November 1999.    Presentations: "Problems in Discovery, Railroad Litigation," ATLA Annual Convention - Chicago 1994; "Using Mock Juries, Consultants & Focus Groups," ATLA Annual Convention - New York 1995; "Expanding Your Practice: Business Litigation Skills," March 1995; "Discovering the Railroad and Dealing with its Discovery Abuses,"ATLA Annual Convention - New Orleans 1996; "Discovery Checklist for a Business/Corporate Litigation Matter," ATLA Annual Convention - Boston 1996; "Discovery of the Railroad," ATLA Annual Convention - Boston 1996; "The Right to Discover Trade Secrets," August 1996; "Experts in a Railroad Crossing Case," ATLA Annual Convention - San Diego 1997; "Discovering the Corporate Insides of the Railroad," ATLA Annual Convention - San Diego 1997; "The Opening Statement - Using It In Railroad Cases to Maximize the Plaintiff's Advantage," ATLA Annual Convention - Washington, D.C. 1998; "Demonstrative Evidence from Cheap to Expensive," ATLA Annual Convention - San Francisco 1999; "Technology for the Trial Lawyer: Cutting Costs and the Cuttting Edge," ATLA National College of Advocacy - Washingon, D.C. 1999; "Scott v. Philip Morris, Inc. and the Fate of Medical Monitoring Claims," Andrews Tobacco Litigation 2000; “Hot Topics in Discovering the Inside of the Corporate Railroad,†ATLA Annual Convention – Chicago 2000; “Dealing with 23 USC 409 Issues,†ATLA Annual Convention – Montreal 2001; “Propulsid Litigation,†ATLA Annual Convention – Montreal 2001; "Discovery and Evidentiary Issues Dealing with Electronic Evidence," 13th Annual Advaced Computer & Cyberspace Law CLE Program, University of Dayton Law School – June 2002; "Collaboration for Litigation Groups and Mass Torts," ATLA Annual Convention – Atlanta 2002; “Efficient Discovery Through Use of Technology,†ATLA Annual Convention – Atlanta 2002.  


  Business and Commercial Law         Class Action/Complex Litigation         Complex Business Litigation         Construction Litigation         Railroad Litigation  


  Tulane University School of Law, J.D. 1984         University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1981  


  Louisiana; U.S.D.C. Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana         U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals  


  Louisiana State Bar Association         Louisiana Association for Justice         New Orleans Bar Association         Federal Bar Association         American Bar Association (Business Law Section)         American Association for Justice