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David McLendon


David McLendon joined Morgan & Morgan in 2024 as an Attorney in the firm's complex litigation department. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and several Federal District Courts. His practice area is primarily in multi-district litigation. Presently, Mr. McLendon is working with our Social Media Harm litigation team in the JCCP 5255 California state court cases with Judge Carolyn B. Kuhl presiding, and working the Social Media Harm parallel proceeding, MDL 3047, In re: Social Media Addiction, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California with Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.

Mr. McLendon has worked on some of the most significant multi-district litigation (MDL) in the nation, resulting in significant global settlements for the individual clients he and his firm represented. In over 15 years working with a nationally recognized mass tort firm, Mr. McLendon used his analytical and research skills to advance the mass litigations to successful trial outcomes or global settlements. Skills used included developing extensive deposition outlines, used in many successful depositions. Additional legal skills have included case analysis and strategy development, client communication and negotiation, legal technology proficiency, document reviews with outlining, deposition preparation, defending of plaintiff depositions, taking depositions of fact witnesses and corporate representatives, handling experts for reports, depositions and trial, handling witnesses for depositions and trial, and working on trial teams doing any task required to win.

Mass Tort litigation Mr McLendon has work on include:
MDL 1873 – In re FEMA Formaldehyde Trailers – EDLA – Judge Engelhardt
MDL 2179 – In re BP Oil Spill – EDLA – Judge Barbier
MDL 2187 – In re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System – SDWV – Judge Goodwin
MDL 2326 – In re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System – SDWV – Judge Goodwin
MDL 2385 – In re Pradaxa – SD Ill – Judge Herndon
MDL 2591 – In re Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn – D Kansas - Judge Lungstrum
MDL 2592 – In re Xarelto – EDLA – Judge Fallon
JCCP 4955 – In re California North Bay Fire Cases – SF Cal – Judge Karnow
MDL 2875 – In re Valsartan – DNJ – Judge Kugler
MDL 2885 – In re 3M Combat Arms Earplugs – ND Fla – Judge Rodgers
MDL 2913 – In re JUUL Labs, Inc. – ND Cal – Judge Orrick
MDL 2927 – In re Zantac – SD Fla – Judge Rosenberg
MDL 2973 – In re Elmiron – DNJ – Judge Martinotti
MDL 3026 – In re Abbott Laboratories, et al, Preterm Infant Nutrition – ND Ill – Judge Pallmeyer
MDL 3031 – In re Cattle and Beef Antitrust – D Minnesota – Judge Tunheim
MDL 3047 - In re Social Media Adolescent Addiction - Judge Rogers
JCCP 5255 - Social Media Cases - SC California - Los Angeles - Judge Kuhl

Mr. McLendon graduated from Loyola University School of Law in 2001. He obtained his Masters of Business Administration with Concentration in Finance and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in 1996, where he was honored on the Dean’s List, after graduating from its Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Management as a Presidential Scholar in 1993.

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  • University of South Carolina, Honors College, Columbia, South Carolina Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - December 1993 - Presidential Scholar - Management
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Master of Business Administration, May 1996 – Dean’s List - Concentration in Finance and Marketing
  • Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana Juris Doctor, May 2001

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice

  • State of Louisiana
  • US District Court
  • Eastern District of Louisiana
  • US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit