David Bergen

Attorney

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 Law Center.

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.

Education

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 Nothern District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals