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David L. Pardue

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Atlanta, Georgia

David Pardue has been a litigation attorney for 19 years, with successes in cases in state and federal courts all over Georgia and nationally. He has particular areas of expertise in business, intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and patents) and real estate litigation. His business litigation includes handling AAA arbitrations, noncompetition agreements, shareholder, finance, wage and hour and fiduciary duty litigation. He also handles claims involving RICO, fraud, contracts, commercial agreements, and securities. He obtained a judgment of $5 million in a RICO case, and collected the vast majority of the judgment for the client. Mr. Pardue has extensive knowledge in the complex area of insurance coverage of tangible and intangible assets. He has an AV rating from his peers and has also been selected as a Georgia Superlawyer for 2013 & 2014 and listed in Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite,

He is the author of two blogs, Trade Secrets and IP Today (http://www.tradesecretstoday.blogspot.com); and Georgia Real Estate Litigation (www.georgiarealestatelitigation.biospot.com).

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Appellate Law
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Title Insurance Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit


  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Law Journal: Yale Journal on Regulation , Editor
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1989
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: History Departmental Honors
    • Honors: Sidney Beyer Prize for Excellence in American History

Published Works

  • Was the Ballot Enabling the New Restrictive Covenant Law in Georgia Unconstitutional?: Georgia Employment Section Journal

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Superlawyer 2013 and 2014
  • Georgia Trend Magazine's Legal Elite

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Georgia State Bar, Trial Practice Section
  • Georgia State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Commercial and Business Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Committee
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Copyright Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, Trademark Litigation Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association, Trade Secrets Subcommittee on Commercial and Business Litigation, Vice-Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Law Clerk