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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    3 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    3 years
  3. Business: 25%
    3 years



Hourly ($200-325/hour), contingent (25-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Sally S. Metcalfe

    I endorse this lawyer. David and I worked on a case earlier this year and I found him to be tenacious and detail oriented. His work was exceptional and a true benefit to his client.


    Sally Metcalfe Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Scott Martin Hendler

    I first met David in the midst of an extremely emotional and controversial case in which he emerged as the sole rational and reasonable voice on the the opposing side that led to a resolution of what everyone thought was an intractable case. I would not hesitate to hire him as a business litigator or as a mediator and I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Scott Hendler Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Gottfried Firm, P.C.

1505 West Sixth Street
West Sixth Place
Austin, TX, 78703-5133


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198908/17/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 198908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract PartnerCantey Hanger, LLP2002 - 2004
Senior AssociateLeonard Hurt Terry & Blinn, P.C.1989 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Travis County Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Khabele School BoardPast Vice Chair2010 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Suit Against HOA on Short Term RentalsVerdict for Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff
Defended Real Estate AgentsVerdict for Defendants plus $157,000 in attorney's fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Austin Institute of Real EstateMediating Real Estate Disputes2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1989
Emory University School of LawPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Real Estate EducationMediating Real Estate Disputes2012