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As Board Certified trial attorneys with a successful track record practicing accident and personal injury law, we at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. combine our legal expertise, financial resources and creative strategies to deliver outstanding accident injury verdicts and settlements for our clients here in Houston and across Texas.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 20%
    20 years, 100 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    20 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    20 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 20%
    20 years, 100 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 20%
    20 years, 100 cases



Contingent (25-50%)

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    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Donny J. Foty

    David is a tremendous lawyer and phenomenal litigator. He easily wins over juries with his presence in the courtroom and his compelling and persuasive arguments. He is the preeminent medical malpractice and pharmaceutical error lawyer in Texas. He has easily won cases where others would have been outmatched. He has an amazing knowledge of the law and his trial skills are superb. All of these talents enable David to get the best results for all of his clients.


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    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P.

711 W. Alabama Street
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2006
Champion of JusticeTexas Watch2006
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2004
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2003
Certified ArbitratorBetter Business Bureau1996
Invited MemberNational Order of the Barristers1996
Chief BaronOrder of the Barons1995
EditorHouston Journal of International Law1995
ChampionUniversity of Houston Law Center Hippard Mock Trial Tournament1994
Intelligence Officer of the Year AwardSea Strike Wing One1992
Best LawyerH Texas MagazineN/A
Lawyer on the Fast TrackH Texas MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateAndrews Kurth, LLP2000 - 2002
AssociateChamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin1997 - 2000
AssociateHirsch, Robinson, Sheiness & Glover, LLP/ Hirsch, Sheiness & Garcia, LLP1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationTTLA PAC Chair2010 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationDirector2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas District 4 Grievance CommitteeChair2008 - Present
Texas Assocation of Civil Trial and Appellate SpecialistsMember2005 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationBoard Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law2004 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Christian Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Advocates2005 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Professional Malpractice Case$10.7 million verdict
Birth Injury Case$1.8 million verdict
Brain Injury Case$3.7 million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Legal InsightsNews LettersN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Texas A&M UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Cy-Fair Senior High SchoolN/ADiploma1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
John Barnes casePress conferences2011