David E. Dunham

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Austin, TX

Taylor Dunham L.L.P.
 | 919 Congress Avenue, Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-473-2257
Fax: 512-478-4409
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003, 2006, 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

David E. Dunham handles a wide variety of intellectual property and commercial litigation matters as founding partner of Texas law firm Taylor Dunham and Rodriguez, LLP. His experience includes breach of contract litigation, patent law, copyright infringement, trade secret disputes, securities litigation, professional liability and partnership disputes. Mr. Dunham is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in civil trial law. He accepts clients in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Dunham's clients have included medical device manufacturers, telecommunications companies, software and gaming companies, and major financial corporations. He has achieved numerous successes in both settlements and litigations, protecting the financial and legal interests of his clients.

After graduating magna cum laude in 1984 from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Dunham earned his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 1988, graduating with honors. He is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

His dedication to the highest legal standards has earned Mr. Dunham the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. He is an active member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association. Mr. Dunham enjoys the opportunity to serve his community; he is a member on the board of directors for Caritas of Austin, an organization devoted to helping the hungry and the homeless, and for KLD Energy Technologies, a research and development company focusing on clean energy.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

Intellectual Property Litigation (30%)

Securities Litigation (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003, 2006, 2008 - 2014, 2016 - 2018

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About David Dunham

Admitted: 1988, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.taylordunham.com/about-our-attorneys/david-e-dunham/


  • Selected by ALM as a Top Rated Lawyer in IP Law, Top Rated Lawyer in IP Law, 2015
  • AV rating, highest given in the area of legal ability and ethics, by Martindale-Hubbell., AV, preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Austin Bar Association, 1988
  • Texas, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Courts Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Texas


  • Debby Wilie v. KJFK, Shamrock Communications, Inc. and Bill Simonson; 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas; Shamrock Communications, Inc. d/b/a KJFK v. Wilie
  • Johnny J. Torrez and Sylvia A. Torrez v. Brookstreet Securities Corporation; NASD Dispute Resolution Arbitration
  • Andrew Katrinecz and David Byrd vs. Adesso, Inc., and Anyware Computer Accessories, Inc., et. al.; Cause No. 2:08-CV-00236; In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Texas
  • Joseph Kropka v. KML, Inc.; 201st District of Travis County
  • Pamela Smith v. Dean Witter, Inc.; Civil Action No. SA-97-CA-1106; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
  • Sierra Microwave Technology, Inc. v. Mitchell Family Trust; American Arbitration Association.
  • Teleplus, Inc. v. Avantel, S.A., (W. D. Tex. Apr. 9, 2003)
  • Aerielle, Inc. vs. Monster Cable Products, Inc.; Cause No. 2:06-CV-00382; The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, BA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1984
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Office Location for David E. Dunham

919 Congress Avenue
Suite 900
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-473-2257

Fax: 512-478-4409

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Last Updated: 8/9/2018

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