David C. Fleshman
Partner - Baton Rouge
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- Practice Areas
- Honors and Awards
- Professional Associations
- Community Involvement
David Fleshman was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the LSU Basketball Team. While attending law school at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, David clerked for the Governor's Executive Counsel during the 2010 Legislative Session and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from LSU Law, David joined Roedel Parsons from 2011-2019. David recently joined the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson L.L.P. as part of the Construction team.
The primary focus of David's practice has been a blend of general litigation, business transactions, construction law, sports law, and contract law. In addition to representing individuals and private companies, David has also represented several Louisiana governmental entities, including the Ernest N. Morial Exhibition Hall Authority (the New Orleans Convention Center), the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Ascension Parish, LSU Board of Supervisors, and the New Orleans Aviation Board. Through this representation, he has extensive experience in matters involving public bid and procurement law, open meetings and public records law, public bid protests and disputes, construction contracts, and public-private partnerships for the construction of large public projects in Louisiana, such as the new North Terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
David also represents professional and amateur athletes, coaches, agents, venue owners, and businesses in the wide-ranging and rapidly evolving arena of Sports law, including in matters involving name, image, likeness (“NIL”) contracts and compliance, interpretation and enforcement of NCAA and LHSAA rules, food, beverage and concession agreements, facility use agreements, coaching contracts, business and estate planning, and sports-related injury and business litigation. David currently serves as an Adjunct Law Professor at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he teaches Sports Law.
David is active in the Baton Rouge community, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Dunham School, and the LSU National L-Club, and formerly served on the Board of the Youth Oasis Children's Shelter, Karing is Doing Something, Inc., and the St. Aloysius Administration Commission. In 2019, David received the Joseph Keogh Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the community and the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
David is married to Loren Shanklin, who also practices law in Baton Rouge, and they have three children, Virginia, Edwin, and Oliver.
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, J.D., 2011
Louisiana State University, B.A, 2008
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
LSU National L-Club, Treasurer/Board of Directors
The Dunham School, Board of Trustees
Karing is Doing Something, Inc. (“K.I.D.S.”), Former Board of Directors
Youth Oasis Children's Shelter, Former Chairman/Board of Directors
Honors and Awards
2022 Recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty, Baton Rouge Business Report
Named "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers (2021, 2022)
Boys & Girls Club, 2020 Great Futures Gala Honoree
Baton Rouge Bar Association, Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award, 2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated