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David Jones is a highly skilled and seasoned litigator who has represented insurers, commercial clients, and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the nation. His advocacy skills as a trial lawyer have been tested in every arena of competitive litigation beyond the courtroom, including appeals, appraisals, and mediations. David has tried more than 100 jury trials to conclusion in areas as diverse as extra-contractual liability, products liability, medical and attorney malpractice, and contract disputes.

Licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, David spent many years of his career as a principal national attorney for State Farm Fire and Casualty Company. He has represented numerous other insurers in contract and extra-contractual litigation and was often selected to appear as first chair trial attorney in matters involving millions of dollars. A skilled negotiator, David is often called upon to lead delicate negotiations to resolve long-standing and heavily contested class action settlement negotiations. He has played a principal part in some of the most significant insurance decisions, resulting in broad implications for the insurance sector nationwide.

In addition to his work on behalf of insurers, David is also often brought in to lead a trial team immediately before trial. He is highly sought after for handling the management of diverse unwieldy case files through jury verdict and appeals. David is also recognized for his skills in preparation, presentation, and defense of corporate apex witnesses. He has often been brought into cases for his fierce skills in deposing, controlling, and often disposing of critical unfriendly adverse expert witnesses. Ultimately, however, David is known as the lawyer who will pick up a file in any condition at any point in the process, manage it, and try it before a jury or other fact-finder to a favorable outcome for his clients. David is proud to be recognized as a "trial lawyer" by his peers.

Admission to Practice

  • Texas, 1980
  • Oklahoma, 2002
  • New Mexico, 2017
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois - Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • State Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • State Supreme Court of New Mexico
  • State Supreme Court of Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bars of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College, Member with Recognition
  • New Mexico Legal Specialization Commission, Board of Bar Commissioners
  • Texas State Bar Professionalism Committee Member
  • New Mexico Code of Professional Conduct Committee Member
  • Consejo de Rey Feo Educational Foundation of San Antonio
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Wayne State University Alumni Association

Education

St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, Texas
J.D., 1979, John M. Harlan Society

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
B.A., magna cum laude, 1976, Phi Beta Kappa

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Representative Cases

  • Oklahoma Tornado Litigation: Represented a major national homeowners' insurer in all of its lawsuits arising out of the tragic 2013 Moore, Oklahoma, F-5 tornado. The litigation involved claims for breach of contract and extra-contractual liability and involved the identification and management of millions of pages of documents. This representation was the natural progression of David's trial work during the even more catastrophic Moore, Oklahoma tornado of 1999 and the several years of litigation that ensued.
  • Commercial Dispute Involving Health IT Company: Represented the Chairman of the Board of a major health IT company involving claims for ownership of thirty percent of a multi-million dollar entity. This case resulted in a favorable jury verdict for the client.