Biography

David Denton

David is a trial attorney with sixteen years of experience representing clients in both state and federal court. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of the emerging lawyers in Texas. David defends and counsels clients in commercial litigation, employment disputes and litigation, trade secret litigation, catastrophic injury, product liability, construction litigation, and other complex litigation matters.

David plans for trial in every case, and stresses the importance of an early evaluation of the dispute in order to give his clients a picture of where the case might be headed.  As a dedicated advocate for his clients, David is adept at finding advantageous opportunities for resolution, while always guiding clients to the finish line when only trial can provide the right results.

Experience

David’s litigation experience includes:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Employment Litigation
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Professional Negligence
  • Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Defamation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Labor and employment counseling, including discrimination claims based upon age, disability, gender, national origin, race, and religion; retaliation; wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act; trade secret litigation; claims under Family Medical Leave Act; unemployment claims; and employment torts.

Admissions

  • Texas (2002)
  • Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court
  • Western District of Texas U.S. District Court

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Education

David earned his B.A. from the University of North Texas in Political Science, and obtained his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

In law school, David made the Dean’s List, was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternity, and received the Dean’s Leadership Award. David also served as an Associate Editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal.

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 2002
    • Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
    • Dean’s Leadership Award
    • Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honors Fraternity)
    • Intern, U.S. District of Texas for the Western District of Texas for the Honorable Edward C. Prado
  • University of North Texas, B.A. 1998
    • Honors
Super Lawyers Rising Star
Martindale Hubbell AV rated

Personal

David lives in Prosper with his wife, Jennifer, and two children. David enjoys competing in triathlons, fishing with his kids, and coaching their sports teams.