David is the managing partner of Krebs, Farley & Dry and works in the New Orleans office. He entered Tulane Law School after earning an MA in History and Economics at the Karl Eberhards Universität in Tübingen, Germany. While at Tulane, David was a member of Tulane Law Review and graduated magna cum laude in 1982. After graduation, at point he started as an associate at Phelps Dunbar, where he remained until 1991, having become a partner in the interim. In 1991, he started his own firm and has practiced in that capacity ever since.
David’s practice has focused on commercial litigation with a strong emphasis on trial work. He has tried approximately 100 cases in his career, many of them jury trials, which he prefers. Most of these cases were complex, high-dollar and long, and distributed roughly evenly between state and federal court. David’s trial experience includes proceedings in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and California.
Active in the community, David served as the Chair of the New Orleans Pro Bono project for two years following Hurricane Katrina. As Chair, he led the Project during a time of a massive effort to address the extraordinary legal needs of the displaced poor of New Orleans. He also personally led the legal team that created the framework for the Qatar Tremé Project to finance the restoration of 100 residences in the historic Tremé neighborhood.
When not working, David likes to travel, read, cook, and spend time with his family and friends.