Robert D. Felder was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he received his B.A. in 2002 as well as his law degree in 2009. During law school Robert served as a Senior Editor on the Board of Editors for the Louisiana Law Review. In 2009, Robert’s law review article “A Coroner System in Crisis: The Scandals and Struggles Plaguing Louisiana Death Investigation” was published in Volume 69 of the Louisiana Law Review. Prior to law school Robert worked as a medicolegal investigator for the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
Robert is a member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, DRI (Defense Research Institute), and the Federal Bar Association. Robert has served as Treasurer of the Lafayette-Acadiana Chapter of the Federal Bar Association since 2016. He is also a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial counsel.
Robert is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana, and all Louisiana State Courts.
Robert joined Davidson Meaux in 2011 where his practice has focused on defense of railroad companies, complex commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, trust disputes, drug and medical device litigation, appellate practice, employment law, and insurance defense. Robert has tried a wide variety of cases in state and federal court. He also does significant appellate work. In 2015, Robert successfully argued Thompson v. Winn Dixie at the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Away from his litigation practice, Robert enjoys raising his two daughters with his wife Lauren. Robert is also an avid tennis player.