David E. Stovall

DAVID E. STOVALL (David) received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi State University in 2003 and his Master of Science degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2004. David earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law in 2007. His experience ranges from previously serving as a Senior Staff Attorney for the Mississippi State Personnel Board to successfully litigating bench and jury trials. David presently serves as President of the Mississippi Chapter of the CLM, as Province 15 President of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, and as counsel to the Mississippi Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units, Inc. His practice primarily consists of insurance defense litigation in all Mississippi state courts, the Federal District Courts in Mississippi, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

Current Employment Position:

  • Attorney

Bar Admissions:

  • Mississippi, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • Mississippi College School of Law, 2007
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
      • 2006 MC Graduate Member of the Year
  • The University of Southern Mississippi, 2004
    • Master of Science, Instructional Technology
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • Mississippi State University, 2003
    • Bachelor of Arts, Communications - Public Relations and Communications Studies
    • Alpha Theta Chi Honor Society
    • University Honors Program
    • Lambda Chi Alpha

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Capital Area Bar Association
    • Bench & Bar Relations Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management (CLM)
    • President, Mississippi Chapter
    • Director of Events, Mississippi Chapter, 2018-2019
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Employment & Labor Law Committee
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Workers' Compensation Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU)
    • Of counsel, Mississippi Chapter
  • Mississippi Bar Association
    • Professionalism Committee
    • Litigation Section
    • Graduate, 2017 Leadership Forum
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • Province 15 President
  • Former Adjunct, Hinds Community College, Rankin Branch
  • Graduate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy


  • Co-Author, Mississippi and North Carolina chapters, Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium, Defense Research Institute, published January, 2012.
  • Co-Author, Expert Advocacy: Beyond Selection, The Whisper, Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Committee, Defense Research Institute, Vol. 7, Issue 6, July 7, 2011.
  • Co-Author, Beyond the Credentials of Opposing Experts, MDLA Quarterly, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, Volume 35, Number 1, Spring, 2011.
  • Co-Author, Chapter 10, The Standard for Ensuring that Reliable Expertise Gets to Jury—Novel Scientific Evidence, Daubert Compendium, Defense Research Institute, Spring, 2011.
  • Co-Presenter, Select Your Expert | Support Your Expert | Strike the Opposing Expert, Corporate Counsel Committee Lunch and Learn Teleconference Series, Defense Research Institute, May 25, 2011.
  • Co-Author, Expert Selection is Advocacy, The Whisper, Newsletter of the Young Lawyers Committee, Defense Research Institute, April 29, 2011.
  • Co-Author, Stubborn Facts in Premises Liability Litigation, Marketer’s Update, Mississippi Petroleum Marketer’s and Convenience Stores Association, January/March, 2011.