Dedicated To Helping Injured People

David John Calogero

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation


David John Calogero was born in New Orleans, La. on June 19, 1957 to the former Geraldine James and Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. He attended Jesuit High School, Tulane University (B.A. 1979) and Tulane University School of Law (J.D. 1983). He met his future wife while in law school and married Gina Rush in 1984. In 1989 he moved to Lafayette, La., where he resides and practices today.

Throughout his career David has focused his practice on civil litigation, concentrating on personal injury law. After law school, David began his practice at a well known plaintiff personal injury firm, but his career path brought him to the defense side of the practice where he defended insurance companies and self insureds against premises, auto, products and general liability claims. His exposure to the defense side gives David insight into the thought processes of insurance companies and defense lawyers which benefits his clients greatly. He can routinely predict what his opponents are going to do, making him an exceptional litigation strategist. David strives to obtain the maximum recovery for his clients, while being time conscious and cost effective.

At the Gaar Law Firm, David has returned to his first love of the law practice, plaintiff personal injury law. David is known for his courtroom presence, calm demeanor, authentic personality, and winning approach to jury trials.

The law runs deep in David's family. He is the son of a former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice, and five siblings, his wife, and three in-laws are attorneys.

He is the father of two children, Alex and Andrew, and has three grandchildren. David enjoys trail riding and scuba diving in his free time.


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admission

  • Louisiana, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Davidson Meaux, Partner
  • David J. Calogero, APLC, President


  • English

Professional Associations

  • Louisiana Association For Justice
  • Lafayette Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney