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Davis Purcell

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1982
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Davis

Learn Davis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I help people that are hurt in car wrecks, truck wrecks, and in many different ways. We help people get back on their feet and hopefully back to a normal life, depending on the severity of their injuries. Some cases we can settle and some we take to court if that is what our clients decide is best for them after they hear about all the options and our advice for them.

  2. Car accident

  3. Wrongful death
    The loss of a family member is devastating, especially when it is sudden and unexpected. We help our friends and clients walk through some of the legal options and choices, starting with our first conversations, the initial investigation, and all the way through the legal process.

Davis Purcell is a partner at Wells, Purcell & Kraatz and concentrates his practice on personal injury. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1982 and began his legal career as an Assistant DistrictAttorney in Tarrant County. In 1985, he joined the law firm of Wells, Williford and Felber. When Davis Purcell became a partner in 1988, the firm evolved to its present entity.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas


  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Professional Association Memberships & Activities
  • State Bar of Texas, Grievance Committee, District 7A, 1996-2000
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Associate Director 1995-1998
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors and President, 1994-95
  • Mentor, Tarrant County Bar Association Transition to Practice Program


  • Baylor University, Juris Doctorate, 1982
  • University of Texas at Austin, B. A. , 1979

Life Beyond the Bar

Davis Purcell is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. He served as Sunday school teacher for 20 years, Chair of Church Council, Chair of Board of Stewards, Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee and Chair of the Board for the Methodist Justice Ministry. Davis has also taken part in several mission trips in Texas, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica.


Davis is a proud father and grandfather. He loves family adventures and the great outdoors. In the late 1980s, he started riding in a long distance bike ride in his hometown of Wichita Falls, appropriately called the Hotter n Hell Hundred.


Wells Purcell & Kraatz
1619 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX, 76104-2030

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Posted by BEATE | May 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice of law-firm to represent you!
I was involved in a car accident and the firm took care of the hospital who threatened to turn me into a collection agency, got into contact with my car insurance and stayed in contact and gave me updates on my case on a timely basis. I was so relieved to have them on my side and I appreciated all they did for me, really put my mind at ease and saved me so much stress! Thanks again!
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Posted by Joanna Hailey | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Family; respect; competence; care; compassion
Dave and his office provided my services with the utmost care and compassion. From the first contact to end of the service I was made to feel like family. The personalization and attention to ensuring I had the information needed to make decisions that were best for me was overwhelming. It was never just a case to Dave and his team, it was caring for someone’s life that was someone special to their family and friends. Dave and his team was careful to relate to me in whatever state I was in: pain, worry; discouraged; or even feeling sorry for myself. I would recommend Dave and his firm to anyone who wanted enter a relationship and not be considered a.”transaction.” Thank you Dave for reaffirming that service, dignity, respect and kindness is more than just words, it’s what you and your firm embodies. Thank you!!!
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Posted by Brandon | May 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver!
I was in a car accident and injured my back. Mr. Purcell made sure I got the medical help I needed and a much larger settlement from the insurance company than I expected.


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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wells, Purcell, & Kraatz
  • 1985 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County District Attorneys Office
  • 1982 - 1985


  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • Bachelor's
  • 1979


  • First Methodist Church of Fort Worth
  • Past Chair of Board of Stewards and Staff-Parish Relations
  • 1989 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Associate Director
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Davis
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dave is a great lawyer - very passionate about his clients and has a solid understanding of the law. He works up his cases hard and thinks outside of the box. He's become a great mentor of mine."
Trucking accident Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave goes the extra mile for his clients. His preparation, skill and experience get the best results for his clients. One of the best in Fort Worth,"