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David has been a practicing lawyer since 1969, is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and is of counsel to the firm. David has tried numerous cases to judgment. David is admitted to practice in the State of Texas; the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, J.D. 1968
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, B.B.A. 1967


  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association
    • Treasurer (1974 -1975)
    • Director (1979-1981)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court (Master of the Bench)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • National Board of Directors (2005 – present)
    • ABOTA National Membership Committee, Co-Chair (2006 – 2016)
    • ABOTA Foundation, Trustee 2016; Senior Life Fellow, Legacy Level
    • TEX-ABOTA, Secretary-Treasurer (2002)
    • TEX-ABOTA, President-Elect (2003)
    • TEX-ABOTA, President (2004)
    • TEX-ABOTA, Board of Directors (2001 – present)
    • Waco Chapter, President (2002)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association, President (1974-1975)
  • David has served on numerous boards and in volunteer activities for his church, charitable organizations and professional associations on the local, state, and national level.