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David C. Courreges, lis the founding member of Courregs, PC, a client and community-focused firm focusing on legislative affairs and all aspects of government law. His practice aslo includes administrative law, association law and mediation. He has over a decade of direct experience in government law, working as the legislative director for two high-ranking state representatives, general counsel for two non-partisan legislative caucuses, as well as a consultant for several entities dedicated to the research and promotion of sound public policy.
In 2011, Mr. Courreges was honored as one of the top young Austinites in the fields of government and public affairs by the Austin Under 40 committee, and a finalist in the legal category in 2012. He was recognized by the publishers of Texas Monthly as one of two Texas Rising Stars in government relations in both 2011 and 2012, and was tabbed to co-chair the Austin Bar Association’s Legislative Committee for the same period.
Mr. Courreges has been given the unique opportunity to share his legislative experience in the classroom as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in legislative policy and procedure. He has also helped create and is the on-site administrator for the Frank J. Madla and Irma Rangel Legislative Internship Program sponsored by St. Mary’s University, and legislative externship programs for St. Mary's University School of Law and Baylor Law School.
He currently serves as president of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association – the youngest in the Association’s history. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2006 and is a member of the Executive Board of the Austin chapter. He is an active member of the Austin Bar Association. In addition to serving as co-chair of the Legislative Committee, he co-chairs the ABA/AYLA Leadership Academy, and the Austin Bar Wildfire Legal Response Team. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Austin Young Lawyers Association and is active in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Austin Young Chamber, The Settlement Home for Children, Leadership Austin, and Volunteer Legal Services.
From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Courreges served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association, and was the Association’s vice president for the 2010-2011 bar year. As a member of the Board, he assisted in the development and distribution of several law-focused education projects, including the production of the award-winning Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right, You’re Hired, Now What? , and distribution of They Had A Dream Too! For his efforts, he received the 2008 TYLA President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service, and TYLA President’s Awards of Merit in both 2007 and 2009.
Mr. Courreges earned his J.D. and MPA from St. Mary's University in May of 2005, and his B.A. in Government and History from the University of Texas in December, 2000. During law school, he served his fellow students as the President of the Student Bar Association and was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the University Presidential Medal, the Law Alumni Association/ Campus Ministries Leadership Award, and the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award.
Languages spoken: Danish, Spanish
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Category Winner||Austin Under 40||2013|
|The Nancy Garms Memorial Award||Texas Bar Association/ Law Focused Education, Inc.||2012|
|President's Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service||Texas Young Lawyers Association||2008|
|President's Award of Merit||Texas Young Lawyers Association||2007|
|President's Award||Austin Young Lawyers Association||2007|
|Fellow||Texas Bar Foundation||N/A|
|Of Counsel||Hay Compere, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Founding Member||Courreges, PC||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Mary's Unviersity||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Hay Compere, PLLC||2012 - 2013|
|Legislative Director||Texas House of Representatives||2005 - 2006|
|Legislative Aide / Legislative Director||Texas House of Representatives||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||President-Elect||2012 - Present|
|St. Mary's University Board of Trustees||Trustee||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Austin Young Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|St. Mary's Unviersity Law Alumni Association - Austin Chapter||President||2011 - 2012|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||Vice President||2010 - 2011|
|The Sarah K. Thompson Act||Incresed penalty for hit and run accidents in Tx.|
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|Texas Young Lawyers Association||Not Practicing Law? Alternative Career Paths||2009|
|St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|University of Texas System, Austin||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|WholeHealth Services||Legal Basics for Nurses||2008|
|Public Policy Workshop||Working With Volunteers: An Overview of the Liability Issue and Specific Current Laws||2008|
|Freedom Week||Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right||2008|
|Capital Area Social Studies Coordinators Association||The Texas Lawyers||2007|
|Immtech Strategies Summit||Public Health Legislative Update||2006|