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David Carl Courreges

David Carl Courreges

Practice areas:

Legislative Affairs, Administrative Law, Mediation

About Me

David C. Courreges, lis the founding member of Courregs, PC, a client and community-focused firm focusing on legislative affairs and all aspects of government law.  His practice aslo includes administrative law, association law and mediation. He has over a decade of direct experience in government law, working as the legislative director for two high-ranking state representatives, general counsel for two non-partisan legislative caucuses, as well as a consultant for several entities dedicated to the research and promotion of sound public policy.

In 2011, Mr. Courreges was honored as one of the top young Austinites in the fields of government and public affairs by the Austin Under 40 committee, and a finalist in the legal category in 2012. He was recognized by the publishers of Texas Monthly as one of two Texas Rising Stars in government relations in both 2011 and 2012, and was tabbed to co-chair the Austin Bar Association’s Legislative Committee for the same period.

Mr. Courreges has been given the unique opportunity to share his legislative experience in the classroom as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in legislative policy and procedure. He has also helped create and is the on-site administrator for the Frank J. Madla and Irma Rangel Legislative Internship Program sponsored by St. Mary’s University, and legislative externship programs for St. Mary's University School of Law and Baylor Law School.

He currently serves as president of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association – the youngest in the Association’s history. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and is a member of the Executive Board of the Austin chapter. He is an active member of the Austin Bar Association. In addition to serving as co-chair of the Legislative Committee, he co-chairs the ABA/AYLA Leadership Academy, and the Austin Bar Wildfire Legal Response Team. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Austin Young Lawyers Association and is active in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Austin Young Chamber, The Settlement Home for Children, Leadership Austin, and Volunteer Legal Services.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Courreges served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and was the Association’s vice president for the 2010-2011 bar year. As a member of the Board, he assisted in the development and distribution of several law-focused education projects, including the production of the award-winning Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right, You’re Hired, Now What? , and distribution of They Had A Dream Too! For his efforts, he received the 2008 TYLA President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service, and TYLA President’s Awards of Merit in both 2007 and 2009.


Mr. Courreges earned his J.D. and MPA from St. Mary's University in May of 2005, and his B.A. in Government and History from the University of Texas in December, 2000. During law school, he served his fellow students as the President of the Student Bar Association and was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the University Presidential Medal, the Law Alumni Association/ Campus Ministries Leadership Award, and the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award.

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Languages Spoken: Danish, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Legislative Affairs: 60%
  2. Administrative Law: 35%
    9 years
  3. Mediation: 5%

Payment

Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Matthew John Hill

    I have known David since law school and know him to be a passionate, detailed, and dedicated attorney and advocate. I gladly endorse this lawyer.

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    Matthew Hill Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Craig Lee Reid

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    Craig Reid Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Courreges, PC

PO Box 92648
Austin, TX, 78709

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal Category WinnerAustin Under 402013
The Nancy Garms Memorial AwardTexas Bar Association/ Law Focused Education, Inc.2012
President's Award for Outstanding Leadership and ServiceTexas Young Lawyers Association2008
President's Award of MeritTexas Young Lawyers Association2007
President's AwardAustin Young Lawyers Association2007
FellowTexas Bar FoundationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselHay Compere, PLLC2013 - Present
Founding MemberCourreges, PC2013 - Present
PartnerHay Compere, PLLC2012 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Mary's Unviersity2009 - Present
Legislative DirectorTexas House of Representatives2005 - 2006
Legislative Aide / Legislative DirectorTexas House of Representatives1999 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - Present
St. Mary's University Board of TrusteesTrustee2012 - Present
St. Mary's Unviersity Law Alumni Association - Austin ChapterPresident2011 - 2012
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationVice President2010 - 2011
State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
The Sarah K. Thompson ActIncresed penalty for hit and run accidents in Tx.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationNot Practicing Law? Alternative Career Paths2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
University of Texas System, AustinHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WholeHealth ServicesLegal Basics for Nurses2008
Public Policy WorkshopWorking With Volunteers: An Overview of the Liability Issue and Specific Current Laws2008
Freedom WeekVote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right2008
Capital Area Social Studies Coordinators AssociationThe Texas Lawyers2007
Immtech Strategies SummitPublic Health Legislative Update2006