David J. Beck is recognized as one of our country’s best trial lawyers. This recognition has grown from the consistent results he has achieved for his clients during his 50 years of practice. From the smallest disputes to the billion dollar cases, David understands the importance of each case to his client, and he approaches each with the same intensity and integrity that has served him – and his clients – so well for so long. Again and again, he is recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent trial lawyers, and is often referred to as “the lawyer other lawyers go to when they’re in trouble” because of his outstanding defense track record in legal malpractice cases. From 1985-2016, David has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in numerous practice areas. In the 25th Anniversary issue of Texas Lawyer Magazine, he was named as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the past quarter century. In 2015, the American Board of Trial Advocates Texas Chapter honored David as Trial Lawyer of the Year, recognizing him for being an excellent advocate, having a distinguished career with a superb reputation of high ethics and fair play, and for his outstanding results. Additionally, he was recently honored by TACTAS with the Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Award – an award recognizing a local attorney who has been an example of excellence in trial and appellate work. The Texas Bar Foundation also honored David with statewide recognition this year with the Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. He was acknowledged as a 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Texas for Antitrust Law by Texas' Best Lawyers, and also was named for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defense, and Natural Resources Law. In 2010, he was named by Texas Lawyer Magazine as one of the 25 greatest lawyers in the past quarter century. For David Beck, every case is a story to be told, and very few trial lawyers can match David's ability to convey that story to the jury – and he knows that the story is best told from the highest moral ground. That is ground on which he has stood his entire career. When David tells a jury he will show them evidence to make a point, you can bet that when he stands up in closing argument, he will have honored his word. That is why so many companies call him with their "bet-the-company" cases.
In addition to his trial accomplishments and accolades, David is also active outside the courtroom. He served as President of the State Bar of Texas from 1995-1996; President of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2006-2007; President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (1991-1992); Fellow of the ACTL and International Academy of Trial Lawyers; Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and beginning in 2004, David served two terms on the Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure – a committee which makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of the United States on rules affecting the federal courts. In addition, David is actively involved in the community, serving as a member of the MD Anderson Board of Visitors and a member of the UT Health Development Board. He was also recently appointed as Regent to the UT System Board.
Mr. Beck has published numerous law journal articles and has appeared as a lecturer on many bar association and law school continuing legal education programs. He has won various awards for his legal writing.
Admitted 1964, Texas
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