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David Vandiver Wilson II

Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%

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1233 West Loop South
Suite 100
Houston, TX, 77027


8275 S. Eastern Avenue
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89123



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Montlhy Magazine2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Leadership AwardDefense Research Institute2013
Top Lawyers in Clark CountyVegas Inc.2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Clark County's Top LawyersDesert Companion Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Distinguished Alumnus AwardDuke Universtity Talent Identification Program2008
President's AwardHouston Bar Association2008
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
Top Lawyers in HoustonTexas Magazine2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Top Lawyers in HoustonTexas Magazine2005
Child Advocate of the YearBlack Adoption Council of Southeast Texas1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLeClairRyan2014 - Present
ShareholderHays, McConn, Rice & Pickering1998 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyAngelina County1995 - 1998
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2014 - Present
Texas Association of Defense CounselEditor, Construction Law Newsletter2012 - Present
American Bar Association Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Nevada Construction Law SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Construction Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasFellow2004 - Present
Texas Association of Defense CounselMemberN/A
Houston Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionCo-Chair, Orientation Committee2013 - 2014
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law CommitteeChair2011 - 2013
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionChair, Appellate Advocacy Committee2010 - 2012
Defense Research InstituteVice Chair, Construction Law Committee2009 - 2011
The Houston Lawyer MagazineEditor in Chief2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shell Oil Company v. KhanReversed and rendered in Shell Oil's favor.
Menggui Zhang v. Daniel Ray Rothrock, et al.$13,150,310 awarded to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Practical LawyerPresenting Batson Objections at the Trial Court Level2012
DRI Construction Litigation CompendiumConstruction Litigation in Nevada2010
For The Defense (Defense Research Institute)Defining the Product: Product Claims Arising from Defect Litigation2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Contracts WorkshopExamining Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting2016
North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association Annual MeetingHot Topics in Construction Law2015
2nd National Forum on Construction Claims & LitigationNuances of the Economic Loss Rule2015
Levin College of LawBusiness Torts Guest Lecture2014
Construction Law Section LuncheonMultifamily Construction Litigation2014
Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial AcademyA Demonstration of Cross Examination2012
Fire & Casualty Claims Litigatation SummitManaging and Defending Construction Defect Litigation in the Fire & Casualty Context2012
C.L.E. LuncheonIndemnity Issues in Construction Defect Litigation2012
DRI Annual MeetingDefending Building Products in a Complex Construction Defect Case2011
Construction Defect Litigation: From A to ZEthical Considerations in Construction Litigation2011
ABA/TIPS Spring Leadership and CLE ForumWinning Strategies for Jury Instructions2011
24th Annual Construction Law ConferenceDefending Construction Defect Litigation2011
Texas Association of Defense Counsel Trial AcademyA Demonstration of Closing Argument2010
Texas Association of Defense Counsel Annual MeetingTips For the Courtroom: Practical Advice for the Trial Lawyer2010
American Bar Association Annual MeetingVoir Dire in Bits and Bytes2010
DRI Construction Law SeminarProgram Chair2009
Houston Bankruptcy - Inns of CourtOral Advocacy in Bankruptcy: A Practical Demonstration2008
HBA Litigation Section SeminarMental Anguish in Texas2008
DRI Construction Law SeminarControlling Expert Witness Costs2006
DRI Annual MeetingEthical & Practical Considerations in Multiparty Construction Defect Litigation2006