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David Alan Zipp

Criminal defense Attorney at Kilgore, TX

5.0   15 reviews

also known as David A. Zipp, P.C.

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2011
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Have an criminal issue? Lets talk. I have many years in law enforcement and investigations and I use that knowledge to investigate your case to make sure you are fully briefed and can make good decisions. Free Legal Resources at

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    A law professor once said the only alternative to a the law is war. A lawsuit is a battle waged on paper and in court. Choose an attorney who will fight for you and who enjoys being in court. Free Legal Resources at

  3. Business
    As a small business owner myself, I know that your business is not just your job, it is an extension of you. From employment to independent contractor to dealing with creditors and contracts, I will be honored to help. Free Legal Resources at

  4. Estate planning
    As the saying goes, "You can't take it with you." Let me help you cost effectively plan for not only your choose where and how you want your assets to be distributed, but also what steps you want to be taken to prolong your life in the event you cannot communicate such desires. Free Legal Resources at

Your case is important and unique. Choose an attorney who will partner with you to honestly and fairly guide you through the sometimes complex legal process. Excellent communication, reasonable rates, and dedicated representation are my goals.  Law is a second career for me as I come from a background with service as a United States Marine, state and federal investigator, and association executive.  I am a veteran of many trials both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. I hold a Master of Arts in Political Science as well as a Juris Doctorate.

My approach to the practice of law is to partner with each client to investigate the legal issues at hand, empower the client with knowledge of the law, and advise them on a recommended course of action. Together we then take affirmative steps in the legal action. I strive to keep my clients informed and updated on case developments.  I also have no problem seeking guidance and mentoring from other attorneys and professionals if the need arises.  

I offer free consultations and like the old country doctors of yesteryear, I have been known to make house calls!  I will meet you at your home, office, or another convenient place.  My office is mobile.  I am based in Kilgore, Texas but will travel throughout East Texas.
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David A. Zipp, P.C.
500 N. Kilgore Street
Suite 1286
Kilgore, TX, 75662


5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class!
David went above and beyond for me! There are statutory minimum laws that exist in Illinois that make it difficult to defend criminal cases as far as sentincing goes. Despite this David Zipp stillness thought outside the box and never stopped fighting my case. David was able to negotiate a plea deal on my behalf that reduced my criminal traffic charge. It was the best possible outcome I could have hoped for! My charge could have been upgraded to a felony and David was there to help me if that happened. Luckily, it never reached that point. David always explained what was happening and treated me with respect. He is well prepared when he gets to court and he lifted what felt like the weight of the world off my shoulders. He even got some very hefty fines brought down some. Thanks, David for your hard work and compassion!
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Posted by Lindsey | April 23, 2015
CASE DISMISSED! thanks to David
David kept me calm and feeling strong about my traffic court case. He took care of everything for me. He was so nice and was extremely fair on his rate. We won the case and I will definitely be calling him in the future for any legal issues.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
David vs. Goliath
Mr. Zipp is a very unique attorney in that he listens very well and cares for his client. I had a very good representation through him in my case. He makes great arguments in court and he tries to do his best.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer
David has been great to represent me. He has presented many options. He has personally called and kept in touch with me. I would highly recommend his services to everyone. He has made me feel safe and secure with his confidence, class and knowledge. He has gone above and beyond my expectations.
Posted by Margaret | January 2, 2015
Truly exceptional! Went beyond all reasonable measures!
I have had other attorneys before for a minor traffic ticket and of course to buy a house so I had a basic idea of what attorneys do - take your money and do an OK job. Attorney Zipp is a far cry from that in all aspects! He listened intently and did not bill me for every email or phone call and even a few texts. He made sure I understood what the case was, the strengths and weaknesses of my case (minor criminal) and produced for me the law. I felt like a partner in my own case. He was always respectful and was very quick to return a call or an email. He texted me before every court appearance to remind me of Court and explained all aspects of the case. In short, Attorney Zipp made a bad situation I caused into a livable life lesson that did not and will not cause me future embarrassment or ruin my family or job situation. I found his legal mind to be keen and exceptional. He knew what was going on and was polite to all parties - the judge, the Village Prosecutor, and myself at all times. I wish I never needed a criminal defense attorney, but I ever do again, I am calling Attorney David Zipp. I highly recommend him for you as well.
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Posted by Michelle N | November 15, 2013
Would Highly Recommend
Very Responsive Very helpful, got matter resolved without spending a lot of time or money and eliminated the need to go to court and argue over silly things.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2012
David Zipp: Gets the job done well and quickly. Great person, great lawyer.
Handled my assault case last minute (had less than one night to prepare) and was upbeat, positive and encouraging the entire time. Took care of everything, with little effort on my part, and did it quickly - no nonsense, no continuances, no drama. Worked my sentence down to a low-level misdemeanor with very little in court costs or long-term repercussions - 1 year supervision with a possibility of having my record expunged. Was, without a doubt, a lone bright spot in what could have been a very trying time in my life. Very honest and understanding, and very reasonably priced - couldn't recommend more (but would, if it were possible).
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Posted by Jeff | October 24, 2012
Foreclosure defense
David handled the short sale of my home. He got it done on schedule in less than 4 months. He got me out of debt and got the bank to waive any potential deficiency judgment so that I can get back on my feet. He is prompt and thorough.
Posted by Charlie | October 13, 2012
A lawyer you can trust.
David really cares about his clients. He is willing to go to any length to make sure that you not only understand the process but that you are conformable in each step of it. Many times in today's society we see people that are only interested in making quick and easy money, with David this is NOT the case. I find it comforting to know that he represented me and my best interests at all times.
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Posted by Martin | October 12, 2012
You want David Zipp in your corner!
5 star service. I'm very pleased with Mr. Zipps performance. Very easy to work with and I will be sure to use and recommend him for all future needs. I was very pleased at the attention to the smallest details and the up to date communication I received.
Posted by Mike | October 12, 2012
David is a very smart lawyer
David came to my house and helped my ex wife and draw up divorce papers that flew throught the courth the Judge said that we were over prepared for this divorced, WE only took 20 days from filing to being done his price was great. He Is a very knowledgable lawyer.
Posted by Ken | October 11, 2012
David Zipp is, arguably, TOO GOOD to be in a profession not known for its stellar ethics and performance. In my many years of working with attorneys (including one that I had a hand in disbarring and suing for malpractice), David Zip truly stands out as an honest/stellar gentleman you can both well work with...and trust FULLY. David Zipp will NEVER: 1) Overcharge, 2) Underperform, or 3) Overrstate your prospects or his ability to help you. Yes...he's THAT honest, folks! I cannot understate his capabilities. Presently, he is my attorney in an extremely difficult and emotional suit I have: The suing of my deadbeat brother for non-payment on several loans - one under apparent, false pretense. He continues to navigate this case WONDERFULLY. Again: David Zipp is perhaps, arguably TOO GOOD for this profession. He's the most capable attorney I've ever known...and the most kind-hearted, honest attorney too! But when called upon to be CANNOT get a better "junk yard dog" to come off the porch to do your battles!!! God help opposing counsel and their client...
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Posted by Ryan | September 7, 2012
OUI Lake county
Had a BS OUI in Lake County, David gave lots of free advice without so much as a penny! took care of my in 1 court date, and i got what i think was a very fair plea. Would highly reccomend him to anyone looking for an attorney in his field of expertise. thanks David!
Posted by Jeff | February 18, 2012
If you understand the meaning of Semper Fi,
I am going through a nasty child custody case. My ex's attorney made many false, legal accusations against me, including homicide. Mr. Zipp, being the Marine and ex-military investigator that he is, he did what I believe Mr. Zipp does best. He seeks for the truth, he even questioned me, even when he had doubts about what I was telling him, remained loyal to me, his client. Every time Mr. Zipp would prove I didn't do what the opposing attorney said I did, she would come up with a new story of how I'm harassing her and her client. This case is still on going, and I don't want to be specific. Mr. Zipp has helped me through this process every step of the way. Mr. Zipp was able to get an EPO dropped, I get to see my daughter again, unrestricted. Mr. Zipp has on many occasions gone beyond the scope I hired him for. That is the type of person, that is the type of attorney Mr. Zipp is. I would recommend Mr. Zipp to anyone who finds themselves in need of an attorney. Semper Fi
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Posted by Josh | February 16, 2012
Knows the law, works with his clients, and very responsive
I have been very impressed with Mr. Zipp. When I called, he asked several good questions. When we met, he presented me a copy of the relevant law and explained the situation as it relayed to the facts of my specific case. I was offered several options. What really struck me as professional was when I asked a question he did not know the answer to. Mr. Zipp said "I have a pretty good idea what the answer is, but if you do not mind, I would like to call upon a mentoring attorney I know who would know for certain." He called this mentor who told Mr. Zipp his initial thought was correct. In court, Mr. Zipp is calm, professional, capable, and actually negotiated a better deal than we had expected. I would highly recommend Mr. Zipp as an attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David A. Zipp, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate (JD)
  • 2010
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Masters Degree (MA)
  • 2004
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • 1997


  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Master Mason
  • Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Illinois
  • 2012
  • Illinois Notary Public
  • State of Illinois - Secretary of State
  • 2011
  • Admitted to practice before
  • US Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • 2011
  • Admitted to practice before
  • US District Court of Northern Illinois
  • 2011
  • 4th Degree Sir Knight
  • Knights of Columbus
  • 2011
  • Member - Fox Lake/Round Lake Rotary
  • Rotary International
  • 2011
  • IL Gvmt Bar Assoc law school scholarship
  • Illinois Government Bar Association
  • 2009
  • 2009 Pro Bono Service Award
  • SIU School of Law
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Various locations - Lake County
  • Lawyer in the Classroom
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (27)
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Business Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Zipp. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse David Zipp. David is a bright and shining star in the legal community in Lake County. Its rear to see not just talk but results driven talent like David! His client focused approached is refreshing. He represents every client with the same level of care and compassion like they were his family. David’s ability to handle multiple projects productively is unlike any I’ve seen before. He also brings years of real world law enforcement experience to the table, and sees both sides of every issue. Anyone would be lucky to have David Zipp on their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend David as he has a superior legal knowledge and employs that knowledge to get great results for his clients. He is a tough and aggressive attorney who will work tirelessly for his clients. If you should ever find yourself in need of an attorney I would recommend picking up the phone and calling David immediately."
Business Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known attorney David Zipp for many years. He is passionate about the law and he works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Zipp is a capable, dedicated and attentive criminal defense counsel who combines his dedicated and organized legal approach to deliver optimal results under the case's circumstances."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zipp is an outstanding attorney. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Mr. Zipp."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Zipp has provided insight and advice to his clients. Look at his client reviews for proof. I endorse David without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zipp has a wealth on knowledge in several areas of law. He brings his experience from his years of Military service and excellence. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dedicated to clients and cause."
General practice Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave's a great guy and a dynamic personality. His clients are lucky to have found him."
General practice Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"I attended law school with David, and I found him to be an enthusiastic and dedicated student committed to excellence, both in the legal community and beyond. His record on community service was stellar, and I recommend him as an attorney in Illinois."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a skilled attorney. He is sincere, detail oriented, and dedicated to winning. He is an honorably discharged Marine and does not quit tasks until they are complete and accomplished. If he says he will do something, you can count on it being done correctly. He cares about his clients well-being and strives to exceed their expectations. He is a great man and treats others with courtesy and respect at all times. Mr Zipp is a compassionate, intelligent, and vigilant advocate that argues with passion. Although we do not practice in the same geographic region, I have greatly enjoyed watching and listening to his courtroom arguments in the past. I highly recommend him without reservation.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer highly. He is skilled, knowledgeable, diligent, hard work and will do the best job for your case. We partner together on numberous cases and constantly work together. His skill and judgment is beyond reproach. His abilty to reason and work through any problem is far superior to anyone I've worked with."
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