I was born into a thinking, working class family. My father, a great trial lawyer, is the smartest man I have ever known. My grandfather was the kindest man to ever walk the planet. He is a 30YR General Motors Union Man who never called in sick a day in his life. I thank them bought for teaching me to understand hard work.
I attended University of Texas and graduated Cum Laude in 2000. I stayed at the university and received a master’s in early American studies. I went on to SMU law school and have been practicing since 2004.
In my career, there are three things of which I am most proud. First, that while always practicing in family and criminal law I have never had a single bar complaint of any kind. I attribute this to always being available to clients and to being prepared at all times. Second, from 2010-2013, I went without a single adverse decision in a family law matter. That included two male custody jury trials and over 20 live hearings on custody or support. Finally, while practicing in over 50 courts and 20 counties, I have never been sanctioned or contempted on a single issue. I believe respect for courts and their personnel adds directly to my ability to help clients. In my entire career I have never been one minute late for any court appearance. Because of hard work and trial experience I am always able to help the people of central Texas. Being an honest lawyer matters.
My grandmother taught me to read early and I will forever be grateful to her for my love of language and words. To this day, I am a heavy reader and enjoy history and politics. While I love a good book and playing online games on my xbox1, I find it hard to stay indoors. I am an avid bass fisherman and a part time drag racer, once winning Angler of the Year and qualifying number 1 in a true 10.5 drag race.
Of all my accomplishments, the one of which I'm most proud happened in 2005, when Alicia Fanning became my wife. She is my best friend and a source of strength and inspiration.
Areas of Practice
- Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D. (2004)
- University of Texas, Masters: Early American Studies cum laude (2000)
Interested in talking to David about your legal concerns? Call (254) 237-5602.