“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.”

Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • Employer Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • General Liability

Representative Experience

  • Tried over 100 cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout Texas
  • Serves as State and National Trial Counsel for numerous clients

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1981
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from West Texas State University, 1978
  • Juris Doctor Degree, cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law, 1981

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognized as member of the Nation's Top One Percent,
    National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers® in America, Woodward/White, 2012-2017
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters, 2004-2017
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Publications and Presentations

  • Author, “Keys to an Effective Rapid Response,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, Summer 2011
  • Speaker, “On-Site and First Response Accident Investigations,” Texas Bar CLE, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, San Antonio, Texas, November 4-5, 2010
  • Co-Author, “Minor Compromises: A State by State Summary,” Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, July 2010
  • Speaker, “Dealing with Law Officers and their Reports,” National Seminar, Arlington, Texas, August 4, 2009
  • Contributing Author, “Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability, A State by State Summary,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2009
  • Contributing Author, “Spoliation of Evidence, A State by State Summary,” by the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, July 2008
  • Author of Closing Argument chapter of the 2006-07 DRI Trial Tactics Defense Litigation Manual
  • Speaker, 2006 Texas Propane Gas Association Convention & Multi-State Trade Show
  • David speaks regularly at conferences on the subject of defending personal injury suits

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Techniques & Tactics and Business Litigation Committees
  • DRI, Inc., Trial Tactics, Employment Law, Product Liability and Trucking Law Committees
  • Trucking Insurance Defense Association, Charter Member
  • Texas Trucking Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Personal

David was born in Borger, Texas. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Sandy, and two children, Kelsy and Christopher.