David Bergen’s practice focuses on representing his clients’
interests in state and federal courts in civil and complex commercial disputes.
David has experience handling a broad variety of disputes, including: breach
of contract, Texas Insurance Code violations, Deceptive Trade Practice
Act claims, ERISA claims, fraud, tortious interference, bad faith litigation,
tortious interference, partnership and corporate disputes, non-competition
agreements, and minority shareholder oppression suits. David has also
litigated numerous complex federal employment law disputes, including
Fair Labor Standard Act cases.
David graduated from Hawai’i Pacific University with a double major
in Political Science and International Relations. After graduating, David
taught high school English and coached football with Teach For America
in the rural Mississippi Delta while working towards a M.A. in Education.
After teaching, David returned home to Hawai’i to attend the William
S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa,
and David completed his last year of law school at the University of Houston
During law school, David completed a summer clerkship for Chief Justice
Mark E. Recktenwald at the Hawai’i Supreme Court. David also worked
under famed Chicago attorney, Michael Jay Green, who is best known for
representing prominent Chicago crime families and John “Hot Rod” Williams.
Upon moving to Houston, David worked for two and a half years for Rusty
Hardin & Associates, LLP. Rusty Hardin is best known for representing
Roger Clemens, Adrian Peterson, the estate of J. Howard Marshall against
Anna Nicole Smith, Scottie Pippen, Steve Francis, Calvin Murphy, Warren
Moon, and numerous other high profile figures. Prior to joining Daly &
Black, David worked for VLF, a commercial litigation boutique where he
focused solely on complex commercial litigation.
David hails from the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In his spare time, David
enjoys numerous water sports, traveling, and volunteering and coaching
with Forge For Families, a faith-based charity organization located in
Houston’s Fifth Ward.
University of Houston Law Center, Visiting Student
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, J.D.
Texas State Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Nothern District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals