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David J. Duke

David J. Duke

Co-Managing Partner

With more than 30 years of experience in product liability and personal injury defense litigation, David has grown his practice to include medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare companies. Clients retain David for his extensive experience directing and defending hundreds of personal injury cases throughout Texas and across the country.

David focuses managing and preparing cases for trial with litigation experience that includes the defense of breast implants, contraceptives, diet drugs, hormone replacement therapy medication, acne medication, nursing homes and other healthcare entities. David also has played a key role on national deposition teams for pharmaceutical and medical device mass tort litigations, and has extensive experience deposing plaintiffs, prescribing physicians, treating physicians, and expert witnesses. David has served as trial captain for numerous pharmaceutical cases and has deep experience defending sales representative depositions. He also spent the early part of his career representing product manufacturers and premises owners in asbestos litigation. 

Beyond his practice, David is active in the local Austin community and volunteers for high school sports organizations. 


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1987
    —Plan II Honors Program

Professional Associations

    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Defense Research Institute

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