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David M. Davis

David Davis is the founding shareholder at Davis & Wright, P.C. His practice is primarily in civil trial law, focusing on medical malpractice, professional liability and personal injury defense.


  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Professional Liability


  • State Bar of Texas (admitted 1978)
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • United State Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate


  • University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977)
  • University of Texas, Austin (M.A., 1971)
  • University of Texas-Austin (B.A., 1969)


  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, Member
  • National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, Member


  • “Super Lawyer” in Civil Trial Law Field, Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazines (2003-2019)
  • “Super Lawyer” in Civil Litigation, National Corporate Counsel Edition of “Super Lawyer”, Law & Politics Magazine (2008-2019)
  • “Super Lawyer” in Civil Litigation, Business Edition of Law & Politics Magazine (2012-2019)
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers in Civil Trial; Insurance Law and Health Law (2013)
  • Recipient, David H. Walter community Excellence Award from Austin Bar Foundation (2009)
  • Recipient, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar Lifetime Community Service Award (2009)
  • Recipient, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar Outstanding Sate Representative Award (2005)
  • Recipient, Texas Association of Defense Counsel Founder’s Award (2004)
  • Recipient, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar Exceptional Performance Citation (2000)
  • Recipient, Texas Association of Defense Counsel President’s Award (1993)
  • Phi Delta Phi (1977, Honorary Legal Society, University of Texas School of Law)
  • Phi Sigma Alpha (1969, Honorary Political Science Society, University of Texas, Austin)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating


United State Air Force ROTC, University of Texas at Austin (Outstanding Junior Cadet, Advance ROTC Scholarship recipient, and Distinguished Military Graduate); Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1969

Active Duty, United States Air Force, Weapon Systems Officer, F-4 Jet Fighter (1971-1975); Instructor WSO, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; two combat tours to South East Asia /Vietnam with 307th and 308thTactical Fighter Squadrons (1972-1973), Republic of Vietnam Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Seven Air Medals for combat missions over North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia; 67th Wild Weasel Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan and CCK Air Base, Taichung, Taiwan (1973-1974); (awarded Republic of China Navigator Wings for service to R.O.C); Duty Officer, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing / 313th Air Division Command Center, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan (1974-1957); (commendation from Strategic Air Command for assistance in recovery of KC-135 Aerial Refueling Jet)

  • Honorable Discharge as Captain (1975)
  • Member, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (“River Rats”)
  • Society of Wild Weasels (“SAM” Killers)
  • Member, Longhorn Airmen Alumni Association
David M. Davis
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