Attorneys

David Wright

David A. Wright specializes in construction litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation and counsel, professional liability and personal injury trial law.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a defense verdict for a Michigan construction company in a construction defect case involving a water treatment plant.  The case was tried for 12 weeks—the longest civil jury trial in Williamson County history
  • Obtained a defense verdict after a 9 week trial for a Connecticut building materials supplier in a case alleging construction defects to a power plant
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a highway contractor after a 6 week jury trial in a case alleging siltation and runoff resulting from the construction of a major highway in Travis County, Texas
  • Obtained a defense verdict after a 3 week trial representing an insurance carrier in a case alleging covered storm damage
  • Obtained defense verdicts in 3 doctors in wrongful death cases alleging medical malpractice.
  • Tried over 70 jury trials as first chair trial attorney and represented clients in cases involving—        
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Deceptive Trade Practices         
    • Products Liability
    • Professional Liability including representation of Architects, Engineers and Accountants
    • First Party Insurance       
    • Breach of Contract
    • Automobile Liability
    • General Liability
    • Assault, defamation, Intentional Torts 
    • Workplace Injuries
    • Construction Defects      
    • Environmental Law
    • Fraternity Hazing
    • Workers’ Compensation

Qualifications

  • State Bar of Texas (admitted 1979)
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law (1987 to present) and Civil Trial Law (1988 to present) by Texas Board of Legal Specialization 
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate (1995 to present) 
  • United States Supreme Court        
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit       
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Western Courts of Texas   
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Member, Austin Bar Association (Section: Construction Law,  Litigation)
  • Member, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar        
  • Articles Editor, Houston Law Review (1978-1979)      
  • Board of Directors, Litigation Section of Austin Bar Association (2010)      
  • Board of Directors, Austin Lawyer’s Care (1988-1992)
  • Board of Directors, Dispute Resolution Center (1991-1992)

Education

  • University of Houston (J.D., magna cum laude, 1979)
  • Trinity University (B.A., 1975)

Honors

  • “Super Lawyer” in Civil Trial Law Field, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazines (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • “Super Lawyer” in Civil Litigation, 2008, 2009 and 2012 Corporate Counsel Edition of “Super Lawyer,” Law & Politics Magazine
  • Order of Barons (Legal Honor Society)    
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Select Presentations/Publications

  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • “Joint and Several Liability in Tort Cases, Insurance Law in Texas:  What’s Hot and What’s Not!” (August 1996)
  • Texas Medical Association
  • “How to Obtain Evidence from Private and Governmental Institutions,” Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Course, State Bar of Texas (July 2003)  
  • “Joint and Several Liability in Tort Cases, Insurance Law in Texas:  What’s Hot and What’s Not!” (August 1996)
  • “Contribution and Indemnity,” David Wright, C. Saunders

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Ethics Committee, Austin State School (2008 to Present)

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