David R. Woodward

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Kappa Mu Epsilon. Member, Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Author: chapters, "Accountant Malpractice" and "Architect and Engineer Malpractice," Texas Tort Handbook James Publishing Company, 1998; "A Look at Accountant Liability After Enron," Texas Lawyer, February 2002. Co-Author: "Legal Malpractice Claims: If it Walks Like A Duck," Texas Lawyer, August 2002. Speaker, "Sarbanes-Oxley: What Are Your CFOs and Public Accountants Worried About?" various accounting and auditing groups. Instructor, Legal Writing, Southern Methodist University, 1987-1989. Contributing Writer, Antitrust Insurance Newsletter, American Bar Association, 1987-1988. Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Selected as a 2009 Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law and Policies Magazines.

of the Texas Bar Foundation. Selected as a 2009 Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law and Policies Magazines.

Areas of Practice (67)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic, Mass Tort and Environment Law
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial Bad Faith
  • Commercial Fraud
  • Commercial Liability
  • Commercial Torts
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Insurance Defense
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contractors Liability
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Franchise Arbitration
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance Defense
  • Property Insurance Defense
  • Self Insured Defense
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Attorney Errors and Omissions
  • Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Legal Negligence
  • Legal Professional Liability
  • Defamation
  • Libel and Slander
  • Libel Defense
  • Litigation
  • Negligence Defense
  • Accountants Liability
  • Accountants Malpractice
  • Agents and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Appraisers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions
  • Architects and Engineers Liability
  • Architects and Engineers Malpractice
  • Auditors Malpractice
  • Design Professionals Errors and Omissions
  • Design Professionals Liability
  • Design Professionals Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions
  • Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Professional Conduct
  • Professional Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Discipline
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Surveyors Malpractice
  • Civil RICO
  • Civil Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Mass Torts
  • Tort Defense
  • Tort Liability
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • Unfair Competition

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214-306-8498  Phone
214-220-5203  Phone
214-220-5253  Fax
University Attended:
Southern Methodist University, B.S., Computer Science, 1981; Southern Methodist University, B.S., Mathematics, 1981
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; 1986, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Member, Local and National Chapters).
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan
Reported Cases:
Bergenholtz v. Cannata, 200 S.W.3d 287 (Tex. App., Dallas, 2006); Dykman v. Fuqua, 2006 Tex. App. Lexis 5231 (Tex. App., Dallas); Barron v. Vanier, 190 S.W.3d 841 (Tex. App., Fort Worth, 2006); In Re Walston, 2004 Tex. App. Lexis 10357 (Tex. App., Waco); Tate v. Goins Underkofler, 2003 Tex. App. Lexis 4871 (Tex. App., Dallas).
Obtained defense verdict in trial involving issues of insurance agent malpractice, deceptive trade practices and fraud, where the plaintiffs claim that the insurance agent had misrepresented the commencement of coverage date and terms and conditions of the policy, seeking over $100,000 in actual damages, plus punitive and treble damages; Successfully obtained a no liability finding in an arbitration held in Oklahoma City, defending a securities broker and financial planner against allegations of violations of state and federal securities laws, where the plaintiffs sought $2 million in actual damages; Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an intellectual property attorney alleged to have failed to secure a trademark where the company claimed over $10 million in lost profits and damages to its business; Successfully represented a franchisee in an arbitration proceeding regarding opt out of its franchise agreement, dispute arose over the financial terms of the opt out provisions in the franchise agreement, where the franchisor sought over $5 million in residuals and lost profits.

Peer Reviews

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Dallas, Texas

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