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David A. Walton

Following his judicial clerkship, David has handled civil disputes in state and federal courts across the United States. He has represented companies in many industries, such as banking and financial services, construction, energy and natural resources, manufacturing, real estate, retail and services, and telecommunications. Along with his trial experience, David has also argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Seventh Circuits and the Courts of Appeals for the First and Thirteenth Districts of Texas.


  • J.D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2003
  • B.S., University of Alabama, 1998


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas

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Activities & Memberships
  • Texas and Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Houston Young Lawyer Association, President, 2012-2013; Director, 2009-2013
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Chairman, 2010-2011; Trustee, 2009-2013; Life Fellow
  • Dallas and Houston Bar Association
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2022.
  • “Protecting Banks Against Writ of Garnishment Actions,” The Banker’s Digest, October 2018.
  • “Lawyers are Expensive: The Recovery of Attorney’s Fees in the Not So Typical Context,” The Advocate, Winter 2017
  • “Employee Handbooks: Hot Topics and Proscribed Language,” Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, January 2017
  • State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims, Texas Chapter Contributing Author, 2014 - present
  • ‘‘Basic Enterprise Risk Management Concepts for Organizations Not Currently Employing a Comprehensive Risk Management Framework,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel 7th Annual Symposium, September 2010
  • “Maximizing Case Efficiency: Lessons Learned From Lean—A Process Management Philosophy Utilized In Automotive Manufacturing,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, July 2010
  • “The Economic Loss Doctrine: Updates and Recent Developments,” The Air and Space Lawyer, Spring 2006
  • TADC Evidence Law Update, Contributing Author, 2004-2008

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