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David Adam Fettner

Business Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business Transactions such as asset sales, business sales and financing. Non-competes. Franchise issues. FLSA. Corporate formation and maintenance. Business litigation such as breach of contract cases, business torts and collection.

    30 years, 750 cases

  2. Litigation
    Civil litigation. Defense. Contract disputes. Franchise Issues. Injunctions. Post Judgment Collection. Garnishments. Receivership. Collection Issues. Contract disputes. Business torts. Forfeiture.

    30 years, 600 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Representing corporate debtors and creditors in bankruptcy and workouts. Receivership. Post Judgment Debt Collection.

    30 years, 750 cases

  4. Real estate
    Real Estate Transactions and litigation over real estate transactions.

    30 years, 300 cases

I have been practicing law since 1992.  My emphasis has been on representing entrepreneurial businesses.  While in high school, I started a concert promotion business where I bought concert tickets, rented buses and sold "packages" to students to see top flight acts like Elton John, Yes, Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, etc.  I also bought end of season close outs of name brand clothes and sold the clothes at local flea markets, including Sassoon and Jordache brands. Later I moved to Texas and collaborated with an equipment finance company to lease vehicles to businesses.  Until I went to law school, I typically had at least two jobs at a time and sometimes a small business as well.  After law school I received an MBA.  I have been appointed receiver over more than one hundred businesses by courts all over Texas.  The businesses range from dental offices to tanning salons.  From software developers to ranching operations. These court assignments have given me an understanding of certain commonalities to all businesses, as well as a wide range of practical experiences.  My client base is even broader than range of businesses I have been involved in.  I try to deliver excellent results for my client at reasonable prices.  My goal is to establish long term relationships with clients so I can understand their needs and their inclinations as best as I can.  Knowing my clients well allows me to deliver individually tailored services instead of one size fits all.  In addition to helping with business transactions, my staff and I have handled hundreds of cases in the courts of the state of Texas.  If you or your business need help, don't hesitate to call me. 

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6700 Sands Point Drive
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Posted by Adam | March 18, 2022
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Excellent Post-Judgment Turnover Receiver
When functioning as a court-appointed turnover receiver to collect on judgments, David is savvy and aggressive. As a business litigator myself, I've had David appointed as a receiver numerous times to locate and seize debtor assets that are hard to obtain outside of receivership. If you're needing the power of a receiver to collect on a judgment, you'll find no one more experienced than David Fettner.
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Posted by Kevin | October 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
President F & G Landscape Inc.
David did a great job. His hard work and persistence paid off. He was outstanding in trial and had a good way with the jurors, witnesses, and the judge. David did everything necessary to get us to trail and when we finally got to trial I don't think their is anyone that could have done a better job. He made a very scary and difficult process better and gave me the strength to follow this collection through to the end.
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Posted by Andrew | April 14, 2017
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Litigation, Real Estate & Title Resolution
We have used David Fettner as our counselor for several business litigation and real estate transaction and title issues. David was very dependable and provided sound guidance throughout the process. He was able to help successful close both transactions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend David Fettner and his team.
Posted by Tamara | December 24, 2015
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Fettner Thompson
David Fettner and James Thompson were successful at collecting a debt I thought I would never receive payment on. They are extremely professional and took time to explain things and always listened to my point of view. I highly recommend them.
Posted by Jennifer | November 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and efficient attorney
David negotiated several business contracts on my behalf. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and professional. He also made the process efficient by being available via phone, email or in person whenever I had a question. This process would've been much more stressful without his expertise and advice. Also he is pleasant and patient in all his interactions. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
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Posted by Rene' | November 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
We never like to be in a situation to have to hire an attorney. But if so, then this is the man!!!!!
I have hated the whole process!!!!!! But David has made a really bad situation, pleasant. His knowledge of the law and his creative methods, ease the pain. He is well respected by his colleagues and has a never give up attitude. This attribute helps in the negotiation process. I would recommend David to my children, if they needed assistance in a legal matter. To me this is the ultimate compliment.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2011
David Fettner and his entire staff set a very high standard of excellence. It is their excellence by which I measure all law firms. Fettner has a wonderful combination of both personal and professional practice that trickles down through his team.
Posted by Jan | January 30, 2011
A Highly Professional Business Lawyer
Mr. Fettner is a very competent and knowledgeable professional. I highly recommend his services for your litigation needs!
Posted by Jan M. Williams | February 18, 2010
David A. Fettner, Attorney At Law, Fettner Thompson Law Firm
Naturally speaking, those aspects of character, those prominent and eminent, that create the basis for long lasting friendship, also create the tenets of affinity relating to the selection of an attorney. David Fettner is both my very close friend and my very trusted attorney. I, humbly, place any time spent away from my family (which is devoted directly toward my business), as that being valued as a deep premium. David Fettner, whose legal expertise and advice, has been and succinctly is, absolute, in keeping with the goals I seek as a successful business person. The bottom line is that the privilege of having Mr. Fettner as my attorney, provides me with a foundation of confidence, which translates into true peace of mind, relevant and relating to my conduct as a business owner.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Fettner Thompson
  • 2009 - Present


  • University of Houston
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1992
  • Southwest Texas State University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • NJRC v. Massey et al
  • $3,000,000 Verdict for Plaintiff


  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Litigator of the Month
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • Class on Receivable Collection
  • Business Law Issues
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse David
Litigation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with David on a case for almost two years now. He has a great depth of knowledge and experience. He is responsive and well organized. He is able to pull up necessary documents from years ago on an as-needed basis and without delay. That's impressive. David clearly knows what to do and how to do it. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David A. Fettner. Mr. Fettner is an extremely thorough attorney capable of working up complex litigation cases and commercial transactions at the highest level. He is also very skilled at debt collection matters including collecting debts for clients and as a court-appointed receiver."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently worked with David on an off-the-wall case where we were on the same side of the docket. His professionalism, teamwork, and insight helped resolve this matter amicably for all parties. I look forward to working with him in the near future."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is a pleasure to both recommend and endorse David Fettner. He is exceptionally well qualified and adheres to the highest ethical standards as a civil and commercial litigator."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Very creative and hardworking attorney. He is very knowledgeable about many different areas of the law. I highly recommend this attorney."
Business Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for over ten years. We have worked together on matters and have from time to time consulted each other on difficult questions. David's work is superb and he frequently thinks of novel and creative ways of approaching legal issues and problems that are efficient and effective. I would not hestiate to recommend David to anyone who needed business or litigation legal help."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Although we've been social acquaintances for some time, it wasn't until recently that I had a chance to evaluate David Fettner's work in any depth. I already knew that he's frequently selected by judges to serve in various court-appointed positions for particularly troubled cases (for example, those involving receiverships), and that's a fine endorsement. But now that we've worked closely together on a sensitive and difficult lawsuit, I can confirm that my impressions from my social contacts with him -- which had shown me that David is razor-sharp and articulate -- are equally as valid in a professional setting. Moreover, I can also now confirm that he is energetic, tenacious, thorough, responsive, empathetic, and fiercely loyal in representing his clients. That's a lot of fine qualities wrapped up in one package, and binding it all together is the most important quality of all -- integrity. I endorse David and his work enthusiastically and without any reservation."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David Fettner is an excellent lawyer who gets outstanding results for his clients. He handles his cases diligently and with professionalism. It is why I frequently refer all types of business and commercial litigation matters to Mr. Fettner's firm."
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Houston Business Lawyer David Adam Fettner
David Adam Fettner
Business Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 31 years