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David Grant Crooks

Litigation Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas

Areas of Practice
Business and Complex Commercial Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

Bank Litigation
Tort Litigation

 

David Crooks is an experienced trial lawyer who enjoys a broad and varied background. In his role as a litigator, David Crooks always remembers he has been given the privilege and responsibility of fighting his client’s legal battles with their own financial resources. As a result, he employs a mixture of logic, reason and creativity to prevail for his clients in the most cost-effective manner possible. “Sometimes that means going to trial and other times it means finding a unique angle to push for a favorable settlement,” David says, “but it always means working harder, smarter and more efficiently than the lawyer on the other side.”

 

David is a Dallas native who experienced much of the world prior to returning to the Dallas area. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he played varsity football and rugby and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Composition in 1991. During college, David lived and worked in New York City, studied at two Australian universities and attended a program in international business and law in Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to completing his law degree at the University of Texas, David worked for several years in the restaurant business, clerked for the litigation section of a large Southern California law firm and co-managed pro bono aid to local artists and musicians in Austin, Texas. David currently serves on the Greenhill School Alumni Board. In his personal time, David enjoys SCUBA diving, mountain biking and alpine skiing.

 

Education
J.D. – The University of Texas School of Law – 2000
B.A. – Wesleyan University – 1991

 

Honors
Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star 2008 (Thomson Reuters)

 

Bar Admissions
Texas

 

Court Admissions
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

 

Memberships
Dallas Bar Association – Litigation Section
American Bar Association
Greenhill School Alumni Board

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Posted by Steven | April 18, 2014
David Grant Crooks - A Genuinely Caring Attorney
David Grant Crooks provides outside general counsel services for our company, Palmieri Advisors. The level of genuine care that he displays towards us is exceptional. He is extremely knowledgeable about business litigation and is always willing to find a cost-effective solution that works within our budget. Additionally, David is always available via text message for a quick response to a question. I recommend David to any small or mid size business owner who is tired of paying money to lawyers who are too busy to return a phone call.
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Posted by Paul | April 9, 2014
David Grant Crooks Review
My business is in Sacramento, CA and David helped me thorugh a nasty litigation process in Texas. After obtaining a summary judgement, the defendant hid assets. David uncovered them and brought that person to his knees despite Texas' laws in favor of people who behave this way. He was the best litigator I have met and I am the largest privately held developer in northern California, having litigated too many suits to count. I wish he would relocate to Sacramento. If you don't hire him, you are not serious about wining your case. He is worth every penny. Feel free to ask David fro my contact information if you want more of a referral from me. No, I am not related to him. I was referred to him by another lawyer. Paul Petrovich Petrovich Development Company, LLC
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-385 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • David & Goodman, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • David, Goodman & Madole, PC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • David, Goodman & Madole, PC
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Underwood, Perkins & Ralston P. C.
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Of Counsel
  • The Trickey Law Firm, PC
  • 2000 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • B v. VW
  • Resulted in two separate Judgments and collection of 100% of what was owed on both judgments

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (23)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a very smart lawyer and he knows how to win. He will think through all the angles until he finds that winning edge for you. He is worth a lot more than he charges."
Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An absolutely solid attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a top notch litigation attorney. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent attorney who truly cares about all of his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is very thorough, smart, and tenacious. However, he is also very professional and treats opposing counsel and clients with respect."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is an exceptional trial lawyer who is a pleasure to have as an adversary because he practices with the highest level of integrity and professionalism. His skill as a trial attorney greatly exceeds his number of years in practice. I would not hesitate to refer clients to David."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David combines experience, preparation and creativity to achieve maximum results for his clients. I would recommend David without hesitation to anyone in need of a talented and aggressive litigation attorney. ."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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