Dave Wishnew

Dave Wishnew

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC
 | 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2390
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-817-4500
Fax: 214-817-4509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dave has earned a reputation for finding solutions that avoid disputes when possible, and handling them efficiently and aggressively when necessary. When early resolution is not an option, Dave is the lawyer you want in front of judges, arbitrators and juries.  If you have a dispute where everything is on the line, or an issue of vital importance to your business, Dave is the lawyer you want in the courtroom and the boardroom.

    About Dave Wishnew

    Admitted: 2008, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cwl.law/dave-wishnew


    • Top 100 Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018
    • Two-time Scholar Athlete All American : 2000, 2001 (Soccer)., National Soccer Coaches Association of America, 2000
    • Top 100 Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
    • Best of Big D Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine, 2018
    • Top 100 Texas Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, State Bar of Texas Member, American Bar Association Dallas Bar Association Entertainment Committee: Chair, 2014, 2015 CLE Committee: Vice Chair, 2015; Chair 2016 Dallas Bar Foundation: Fellow Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Fellow, DAYL Foundation Breakfast with Business Peers Committee, Co-Chair, 2016 DAYL Leadership Class 2010 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee 2015-17 Texas Exes Rhodes Alumni Chapter of North Texas Young Professionals --Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce Mentor, University of North Texas College of Law L.A. Bedford Mentorship Program: 2015-2016 William 'Mac' Taylor American Inn of Court Barrister

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Currently Junior Board of Director of Big Brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas and currently serving as a "Big", 2011


    • News agencies across the country published stories of Dave’s client, wedding photographer Andrea Polito, after prevailing in a defamation case against two former clients who pursued an extensive news and social media campaign against her. A Dallas County jury found the defendants liable for defamation, disparagement, and civil conspiracy, and awarded Andrea $1.08 million, including punitive damages. “Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequence...nobody is challenging your right to post a review or your free speech rights but with those rights come consequences,” told to the Associated Press by Dave Wishnew, who tried the case with TJ Jones.  The story was covered by hundreds of publications, including the New York TimesCBS NewsThe Washington PostDallas Morning NewsNew York PostHuffington Post, People Magazine, and the U.S. News & World Report. Dave and Andrea also appeared on various television outlets, including CNN and Inside Edition., 2017

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., University of Texas Shool of Law, with honors., 2008
    • B.A. Economics and Business Administration, Rhodes College, cum laude., 2001
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    Office Location for Dave Wishnew

    1700 Pacific Avenue
    Suite 2390
    Dallas, TX 75201

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    Last Updated: 6/1/2020

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