David Bergen


Email: dbergen@dalyblack.com

David is a skilled and aggressive courtroom lawyer. His first party practice focuses on representing policy holders in state and federal courts across Texas who have been wrongfully underpaid or denied policy benefits in bad faith by their insurance carrier.

David says that what he finds most rewarding about his practice is fighting for Texans who have been intentionally or recklessly taken advantage of by their insurance carrier. Often times this occurs when his clients are at their most vulnerable following a catastrophe.

David has also handled a variety of complex commercial disputes, including: breach of contract claims, Deceptive Trade Practice Act claims, ERISA claims, fraud claims, tortious interference claims, partnership and corporate disputes, and FLSA collective actions.

David’s approach to litigation is heavily influenced by his background as a former high school English teacher in the impoverished and rural Mississippi Delta region with Teach For America and the three years he spent in law school clerking for Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court and famed trial attorneys Rusty Hardin and Michael Jay Green. Prior to joining Daly & Black, David worked for a complex commercial boutique law firm in Houston.

David hails from the Hawaiian island of Oahu. In his spare time, David enjoys numerous water sports, traveling, 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.

Bar Admissions

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 Northern District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals