David is an experienced trial lawyer and an appellate specialist. He has handled trials and appeals for plaintiffs and defendants in various types of cases including business disputes, catastrophic personal injuries, employment matters, construction defects, and complex challenges to unlawful administrative actions by state agencies.
He has represented clients in trials and appeals in both state and federal courts throughout Texas.
As part of his litigation and appellate practice, David specializes in areas of the law relevant to school districts and other governmental entities.
Outside the courtroom, David routinely advises school districts and other governmental entities regarding litigation and potential litigation, administrative law issues, governance, employee issues, and other legal matters.
Certifications and Honors
Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2020
Selected as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2019
Member of the Order of the Barristers, an honors society recognizing excellence in oral and written advocacy
Professional and Community Involvement
Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy, University of Texas Law School (2018–present)
Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing for LLM Students, University of Texas Law School (2014–2017)
Board of Directors and Vice President, Austin Diaper Bank (2017–2020)
Board President, Nottingham West Civic Club (2012–2013)
All trial and appellate courts in Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas Law School
Notes Editor for Texas Review of Litigation
Recipient of the Stanley P. and Claudie P. Wilson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
B.A., with honors, The University of Texas
State Bar of Texas (Litigation, Appellate, and School Law Sections)
Austin Bar Association (Litigation and Appellate Sections)
Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
Federal Bar Association
National Council of School Law Attorneys
Texas Council of School Attorneys
Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association