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  1. Defective Products: 20%
    33 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    33 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    33 years
  4. Car Accident: 20%
    33 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    33 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • John P. Polewski

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Starnes since law school over 25 years ago, and in all that time I have never known him to be anything other than a committed, highly skilled and highly ethical attorney. He would be an excellent choice for any client seeking a top-flight lawyer for a serious injury case.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

David W. Starnes

390 Park Suite 700
Beaumont, TX, 77701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Young LawyerJefferson County Bar Association1993
Board Certified - Civil TrialTexas Board of Legal Specialization1992
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDavid W. Starnes, Attorney at Law1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasMember1984 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationChair of the Board1995 - 1996
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationDirector1993 - 1995
Jefferson County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident1990 - 1992
State Bar CollegeMember1986 - 2006
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Jefferson County Advanced Personal Injury Law SeminarDamages1999
Texas Tech Law ReviewFederal Rules of Evidence1984
Texas Tech Law ReviewArticle 2212A, Section 2(E), Abrogates the One Satisfaction Rule in Comparative Negligence Actions1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Austin CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Austin CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TTLA Car WrecksCross Examination of the Defendant's Hired Gun2007
TTLA Car WrecksDefeating the Defendant's Motion in Limine2006
Jefferson County Advanced Personal Injury Law SeminarDamages1999