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Practice areas:

Arbitration, Mediation, Employment & Labor, Commercial, International Law

About Me

Consultation and any subsequent representation require a fee agreement which is fully explained before the initial meeting by the office manager. Generally, I am retained to work out a settlement of claims, and I place considerable emphasis on early and informal resolution. My ability to work out settlements is based on extensive training in negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and on my being recognized by the Bar in 2007 as "outstanding trial lawyer."

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1971

  1. Arbitration: 30%
    27 years, 150 cases
  2. Commercial: 20%
    43 years, 40 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    45 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  4. Mediation: 20%
    32 years, 600 cases
  5. International Law: 10%
    32 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-500/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Katrina Patrick

    I endorse this lawyer.

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  • Mario L. Vasquez

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He has represented clients in the employment/labor area well and knows the law. He is an advocate for his clients.

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    Mario Vasquez General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

David T. Lopez & Associates

3900 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2005

    updated

    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    David’s comment: “The State Bar of Texas website includes my profile online and states that there has been no disciplinary action within the last 10 years. The 2005 public reprimand shown here involved a complaint that I did not inform my client about the filing of an administrative charge, even though by the time I was engaged by the client the time for filing the charge already had expired. I agreed to the public reprimand with that specific understanding.”

Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial LawyerTexas Bar Foundation2007
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2003
Go-To Lawyer in Labor and EmploymentTexas Lawyer Magazine2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AAFL-CIO1967 - 1972
N/AInteramerican Organization of Workers1965 - 1967
N/ACorpus Christi Caller-Times1963 - 1965

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Houston Bar Association, ADR SectionMember2006 - 2007
State Bar of Texas,College of the State BarDirector1999 - 2002
State Bar of Texas,Committee on Pattern Jury ChangesMember1999 - 2003
Texas-Mexico Bar Association,Labor CommitteeChairman1995 - 1999
Houston Bar Association,Law and Media CommitteeMember1994 - 1995
American Bar Association,Committee on Attorney's Fee on AppealChairman1994 - 1998
State Bar of Texas,Public Affairs and Public Education Standing CommitteeMember1993 - 1996
Houston Bar Association,Monterrey Exchange Program CommitteeChairman1993 - 1993
Bar Association of the Federal Circuit,Committee on Civilian Pay CasesChairman1986 - 1993
World Association of Lawyers,Committee on Law and the HandicappedChairman1979 - 1993
World Association of LawyersMemberN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth CircuitMemberN/A
Texas-Mexico Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
International Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Inter-American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of the Federal CircuitMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Bar JournalHow Flat Is Your World of Work2007
Texas Bar JournalMexico Labor Laws and the Potential for Reform2007
Texas Bar JournalRealizing the Promise of Employment Arbitration2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterCommercial ArbitrationCertificate2007
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawU.S. and Mexico LawCertificate1995
Harvard UniversityProgram of Instruction for LawyersCertificate1985
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
The University of Texas at AustinJournalism and Mass CommunicationB.J.1962

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
University of Texas Conference on Labor and Employment LawInternational Labor Law Practice2007
University of Texas Conf. of Labor & Employment LawHow Employment Issues Differ for Government Employees2006
Keeton Civil Litigation ConferenceEstablished and Emerging Opportunities in Employment Law2006
International Law SymposiumADR in International Employment2006
University of Texas Conf. on Labor & Employment LawTaxation in Settlements2005
University of Texas Conf. on Labor & EmploymentEvaluating the Need for an Employee Dispute Program2005
State Bar Labor& Employment SectionEthical Issues in Employment Mediation Employment Mediation2005
Univ. of Texas 10th Annual Conf. on Labor & Employment LawDamages: Estimating, Proving and Defending, and Addressing Unusual Issues2003
State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment SectionPublic Employee Update2003
State Bar of Texas CLE telephone SeminarThe Brave New Workplace: Legal Issues After 9/11 and the War in Iraq2003
University of Texas Conference on Labor and Employment LawSecurity and Crisis Management2002
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages2002
E.E.O.C. Technical Assistance Program SeminarEmployee's Viewpoint in Presentation and Settlement of Employment Claims2002
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages2001
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages2000
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages1999
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages1998
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages1997
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages1996
University of Houston Labor and Employment SeminarEvaluating, Itemizing, Pleading and Proving Damages1995
S.J. Bashen Corp. SeminarStrategies for Early and Economic Settlement of Employment CasesN/A