David P. Salyer

David P. Salyer: Attorney with McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel A Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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Mr. Salyer, a native Galvestonian, joined McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, PC. in 1986 and became a firm officer in 1992. He specializes in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. He has experience in such diverse practice areas as product liability claims, first party insurance litigation, medical malpractice defense, historic preservation law, municipal zoning law, toxic tort claims, and mass tort litigation. Since 2009, Mr. Salyer has handled several thousand windstorm claims arising from Hurricane Ike. He has been board certified in personal injury trial law since 1998.

Mr. Salyer represents clients from individuals to corporations such as the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, BNSF Railway Company, and BP America Inc.

Mr. Salyer is also active professionally and within the community, having served on various municipal boards and commissions and currently as a Trustee and Director of the Rosenberg Library. He is a former president of the Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association, Galveston County Bar Association, and the Galveston Historical Foundation.

Honors and Awards

•Named “Texas Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters partner publication/insert distributed by Texas Monthly 2003, 2011 - 2016

(Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Civil Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Toxic Tort
  • Public Law

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
The University of Texas, B.A., 1983
Law School Attended:
Baylor University, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for Southern District of Texas; Texas

Professional Activities

•State Bar of Texas
•Galveston County Bar Association
•Texas Bar Foundation
•Member - American Board of Trial Advocates

Birth Information:
Galveston, Texas, January 31, 1961
( Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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