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David Israel

David Israel

As one of the Firm’s named members, David Israel practices in the areas of consumer litigation, commercial and business litigation, labor relations, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination. Mr. Israel leads the Firm’s consumer litigation and labor and employment practice groups and manages the Firm’s regional offices. He has earned a national reputation for defending some of the largest collection agencies, debt buyers and their clients in courts throughout the United States. The Firm protects clients against virtually every federal and state cause of action and claim regarding collector misconduct, credit reporting, and all related consumer torts. Mr. Israel has extensive experience handling consumer litigation and employment-related class actions.

Following his graduation from Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a bachelor of sciences degree in labor law, Mr. Israel attended Rutgers University Law School and Seton Hall University Law School. Since 1981, he has practiced employment law, representing management interests. He has been a member of Commerce Clearing House’s National Human Resources Board and served as an executive committee member of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Labor Law Committee. He has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Israel has been a contributing editor to the journal SHRM Magazine and the Legal Trends editor of the monthly newspaper, HRNews, both published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has been a speaker for SHRM’s national conferences and regional seminars.

Mr. Israel has been an active member of various trade organizations that represent debt collectors, including the ACA and the MAP for appointed counsel for debt collectors. He has spoken at many national and regional conferences.

Mr. Israel has been a part-time associate professor at Loyola University’s Graduate Business School in New Orleans. He is a founding member of Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services, LLC, one of the nation’s largest preparer of affirmative action plans.

Mr. Israel was a 2013 receipient of the BTI All-Stars Counsel Award, as chosen by corporate counsel for providing outstanding legal services and has been an AV rated Martindale attorney for more than 20 years. 

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Contact Information

Metairie Office
Lakeway Two, Suite 200
Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

Direct: (504) 846-7900
Cell: (504) 669-0234
Office: (504) 828-3700
Fax: (504) 828-3737

Email: disrael@sessions-law.biz


Practice Areas


Headquartered in New Orleans, Servicing Clients Throughout the Nation

  • California

    San Diego

    1545 Hotel Circle South
    Suite 150
    San Diego, California 92108-3426

    T: (619) 758-1891
    F: (619) 296-2013

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  • Colorado

    Fort Collins

    645 Stonington Lane
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-8286

    T: (970) 223-4420
    F: (970) 223-4490

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  • Florida

    Tampa

    3350 Buschwood Park Dr. Suite 195
    Tampa, Florida 33618

    T: (813) 890-2460
    F: (866) 466-3140

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  • Georgia

    Atlanta

    14 Coopers Glen Drive SW
    Mableton, Georgia 30126-2284

    T: (678) 574-2396
    F: (877) 480-5639

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  • Illinois

    Chicago

    55 West Monroe Street
    Suite 1120
    Chicago, Illinois 60603-5130

    T: (312) 578-0990
    F: (312) 578-0991

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  • Louisiana

    Metairie

    Lakeway Two
    Suite 200
    Metairie, Louisiana 70002-7227

    T: (504) 828-3700
    F: (504) 828-3737

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    New Orleans

    201 St. Charles Avenue
    Suite 3815
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70170

    T: (504) 582-1500
    F: (504) 582-1555

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  • New Jersey

    Flemington

    3 Cross Creed Drive
    Flemington, New Jersey 08822-4938

    T: (908) 237-1660
    F: (908) 237-1663

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  • New York

    Buffalo

    Audubon Office Park
    Amherst, New York 14228-1148

    T: (716) 636-5178
    F: (716) 625-7497

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  • Ohio

    Cleveland

    15 E. Summit St.
    Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022-2709

    T: (440) 318-1073
    F: (216) 359-0049

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  • Texas

    Dallas

    Founders Square
    Dallas, Texas 75202

    T: (214) 741-3001
    F: (214) 741-3055

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