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Private firm attorney with substantial experience in the courtroom litigating disputes and out of the courtroom working to minimize the impact of potential disputes. Focus on computer related issues, including records retention and disputes related to ownership of software and other technology.


Counseling corporations on record retention issues, responding to discovery requests and other demands in litigation, and resolving disputes.


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Practice areas

  1. Litigation: 50%
    23 years, 200 cases
  2. Employment: 20%
    23 years, 50 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    19 years, 20 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    14 years, 20 cases

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  • Sherrie Haussner Travers

    Excellent lawyer, excellent litigator, excellent advocate! David's word is his bond. And that is one of the best compliments an attorney can receive.


    Sherrie Travers Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Iain Gordon Simpson

    David is personable, intelligent, and a great communicator. He gets to the heart of client needs. He is aggressive when he needs to be and understands the art of litigation well. I definitely endorse him.


    Iain Simpson Appeals Attorney
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Contact info

Chaumette, PLLC

50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 235W
Houston, TX, 77027


TXNot Eligible to Practice - Discipline199308/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Partially Probated Suspension
    issued in TX, 2015


    Partially probated suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. When the attorney returns to practice he or she will be on probation, meaning the State monitors the attorney's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior

  2. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2014


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Minority In Texas LawTexas Lawyer Magazine2011
Standing Ovation AwardState Bar of Texas CLE2011
Outstanding Young HoustonianHouston Junior Chamber of Commerce2004
Outstanding Young TexansTexas Junior Chamber of Commerce2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChaumette, PLLC2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationPresident Elect2012 - Present
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.Chair of the Board2012 - Present
Texas Board of Disciplinary AppealsMember2008 - Present
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.Chair of the Communities in Schools Committee2005 - 2012
Leadership HoustonChair2005 - 2006
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Federal Court Trial VictoryThe jury trial resulted in a verdict in favor of Chaumette's client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Houston Business JournalMonitoring Electronic Data Now Can Spare Litigation in the Future2007
UnknownZubulake or Zubuluck: A Lesson in Litigation Readiness2006
Houston Business JournalForce Majeure Clauses Protect Companies from the Unexpected2006
Texas LawyerBack-Up Tapes, Metadata and Hitting 'Delete': Questions Surround Proposed Federal E-Discovery Rules2005
UnknownDon't Wait for Waters to Rise Before Making a Plan for Continuity2003
Unknownhe Coming Management Standards1996
UnknownThe World of E-Discovery or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New RulesN/A
UnknownThe World of E-Discovery or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New RulesN/A
UnknownAuthenticating Electronic Evidence: From Collection to ProductionN/A
UnknownDivining the Future: Anticipating Tomorrow's EDD Standards to Defend Corporate Communications TodayN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Stanford UniversityAeronautics/AstronauticsMS - Master of Science1990
Princeton UniversityN/AB.S.E.1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Suing/Defending and Negotiating with Financial Institutions 2012E-Discovery Tips2012