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.
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