A Greater Houston Business And
Civil Litigation Law Firm

David W. Showalter

  • Senior Partner


Richmond, TX





Senior attorney of the firm who has served as lead trial counsel for over seventy jury trials as well as thousands of claims, mediations and arbitrations.

Resident of the Fort Bend and Houston metropolitan area since 1977. He is a proud parent of two adult children and actively participated in their school and youth activities. Recreation interest include international travel as well as a passion for the diverse ecology of Texas from its beaches to its beautiful hill country. His hobbies include reading, writing and music.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Fiduciary and Trust Litigation, Fraud
  • Toxic Torts
  • Business and Commercial Transactions and Contract Disputes
  • Real Property Transactions, Litigation and Eminent Domain
  • Construction Defects
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright and Trademark, Registration and Litigation
  • Business formation, partner and shareholder rights

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Top 12% of class
  • Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • New Frontiers in Marital Property Law 2007 - Intellectual Property - Texas Bar Cle
  • Article: Music, Lyrics, and Copyright Intellectual Property Rights in Music,, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2011

Representative Cases

  • $3,000,000 settlement for damage to oil well caused by defective down hole tool
  • $600,000 jury verdict for movie theater patron assaulted in parking lot
  • Confidential Settlements for 300+ victims of Texas City explosion of BP Refinery
  • Settlements, verdicts or recoveries in excess of $5,500,000 for 2,000 +- homeowners for defective construction by builders, fraud in sales transactions and concealed fault lines

Honors and Awards

  • Mediation Training and Certification May 2006
  • Conducted and/or participate in over 1,000 mediations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. District Court of Texas
  • Fort Bend County Bar , Present
  • Katy Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court
  • Board of Trustees of Southern Nazarene University , Member, 1996 to 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Foundation Board of Southern Nazarene University
  • Past President, Foundation Board of Wharton County Junior College
  • Past President, Alumni Association of Southern Nazarene University
  • Member, Board of Directors of Rosenberg-Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, Board of Directors of T.W. Davis YMCA, Richmond, Texas
  • Member, Board of Directors of Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (past)
  • Member, Needville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council (past)