David Bruchhaus is a resident of Lake Charles. He was reared in Elton, Louisiana. He graduated in 1989 from Elton High where he was Valedictorian. He attended McNeese State University on academic scholarships. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Government in 1993. During college, David worked in the Louisiana Senate and the United States House of Representatives. After college, he attended Tulane Law School in New Orleans. David was the recipient of the Robert Rees Memorial Tuition Scholarship at Tulane. He was a member of the Civil Law Clinic and graduated Cum Laude.
David has been a Member of Mudd & Bruchhaus, L.L.C. since June of 1998. David's practice is mostly trial work. He handles personal injury litigation, business litigation, oil and gas litigation, and real estate litigation. He has a large personal injury practice that includes admiralty injuries, offshore claims, general liability claims, and car accident claims. He has successfully achieved favorable jury verdicts for injuries involving neck surgeries, back surgeries, amputations, spinal injuries, survival claims and wrongful death claims. He has tried cases in Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, and Iberia Parishes. David has developed an extensive workers' compensation practice handling claims throughout Southwest Louisiana and Acadiana. Additionally, David has handled a large number of Hurricane claims following Hurricanes Rita and Ike for both homeowners and businesses. He acts as counsel for numerous construction companies in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis Parish. He has successfully litigated large collection and lien cases on behalf of these clients. He is an approved real estate attorney for financial institutions and banks in Southwest Louisiana. Finally, he is an Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Davis Parish where he serves as counsel to the the Jefferson Davis Police Jury.
David is married to Staci Bruchhaus. Staci is also a graduate of McNeese State. They have been married since 1994. They have two children, Samuel and Maggie.
David is active in work, school, and church activities. David served two terms as Chairman of a Hearing Committee for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. He presided over several ethics trials and wrote opinions that were approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is a member of St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church where he serves on the Finance Committee, as an usher, and as attorney for the church. David is very involved in his children's education and volunteers as a basketball coach for his children's teams. David spends all of his time away from work with his family.