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David L. Kerby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lubbock, TX

Kerby & Wade, P.C.
4219 85th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423
Phone: 806-793-7600
Fax: 806-793-6882
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Defense
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Attorney Profile

David L. Kerby, a partner with Kerby & Wade, P.C., has 13 years of experience in representing his clients in Lubbock, Texas, and throughout the surrounding areas. A native of Texas, Mr. Kerby's law practice is focused in the areas of personal injury law and other types of civil litigation such as medical malpractice and land disputes.

Before attending law school, Mr. Kerby first completed his undergraduate degree in animal science at Texas Tech University. He then graduated from the ranch management program at Texas Christian University before deciding to pursue his legal education. Mr. Kerby then attended the Texas Tech University School of Law. While he was in law school, he worked as a law clerk for the George Thompson Law Offices and served on the school's Board of Barristers. After graduating with his Juris Doctor, Mr. Kerby was licensed to practice law in both Texas and New Mexico.

Mr. Kerby began practicing at George Thompson Law Offices after law school and then later became a partner with Mr. Thompson and formed Thompson & Kerby Law Offices in 2003.  In 2017, the firm changed its name to Kerby & Wade, P.C.

In addition to being admitted to practice law before all of the state courts of both New Mexico and Texas, Mr. Kerby is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation.

Mr. Kerby's hard work for his clients has led to an excellent reputation among his clients and peers alike. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell for his superior track record and high degree of ethics. Mr. Kerby is board-certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction held by fewer than 10 percent of attorneys in the state.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Defense
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury - Defense


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

About David L. Kerby

First Admitted: 2003, Texas

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Representative Clients

  • South Plains Lamesa Railroad

Educational Background

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, B.S. in Animal Science, December, 1997
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, R.M., May, 1999


  • Texas Tech School of Law, Board of Barristers
  • Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyers by America's Top 100 Attorneys for North Texas
  • AV rated attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas, District 16 Grievance Committee
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2019
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Personal Injury Trial Law, 2009
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011, 2011
  • State Bar of Texas, 2003
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008, 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas, 2003, 2003
  • New Mexico, 2015, 2015
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate, 2011, 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009


  • 2008-563,162; Mary Ann Rodriguez v. Laura Cauley and Yvonne Petty; In the County Court at Law Number 3 of Lubbock County, Texas.  Represented Defendant Petty in a three car accident wherein Defendant Petty allegedly slowed suddenly in front of Plaintiff causing the accident.  Defendant had medical bills totaling $10,487.79.  Jury awarded $227.00 which was reduced to $136.00 after comparative fault considered.    Reported in verdict search May-2010., 2010
  • A35930-08-03; Jennifer Ann Enriquez v. Barbara Leal; In the 64th District Court of Hale County, Texas.  Represented Defendant Barbara Leal.  Disputed red light intersection accident wherein Plaintiff sought $4,352.17 for past medical expenses, $10,000 pain and suffering and $5,000.00 for disfigurement.  Defense verdict.   Reported in verdict search October-2010, 2010
  • 2015-518,795; Henry Manahan and Debra Clark v. Micaela Cardenas; In the 237th District Court of Lubbock County, Texas. Defense Verdict.  Reported in VerdictSearch Vol. 17, Issue 16, April 10, 2017.
  • 2012-567,988; Amber Mora v. Ashley Bloomer; In the County Court at Law Number 3 of Lubbock County, Texas. Represented Plaintiff Amber Mora.  Car accident.  Plaintiff verdict for $6,142.20.    Reported verdict search February-2014., 2014
  • 14-09-23446CVW: Rosario Cartwright, individually and as next friend of Ishmael Cartwright, and Ishmael Cartwright, Individually v. Faviola Aracelie Armendariz; In the 143rd District Court of Ward County, Texas.  Defense verdict.  Reported in Volume 16, Issue 11 of VerdictSearch dated March 7, 2016. , 2016
  • 2009-563,564; Roger Garcia v. Diana S. Santiago; In the County Court at Law Number 3 of Lubbock County, Texas.  Plaintiff counsel:  David Kerby (Lubbock, Texas)  Defense Counsel:  Mark McBryer (Lubbock, Texas)  Judgment for Plaintiff $25,008.19.  Drunk driver struck Plaintiff's vehicle while he was sleeping in his house.  Plaintiff's vehicle sustained $3,043.85 in damage.  Jury awarded $3,043.85 in property damage, $320.00 in loss of use, Lost wages in the Past $128.00 and punitive damages of $21,500.00.  Demand $13,000.00  Offer $8,000.00.    Reported in verdict search 8-2010 edition., 2010
  • 5:11-cv-186-C; Transport Corp. of America Inc. d/b/a Transport America and Southern Cal v. Jose Mendoza, In the United States District Court of the Northern District of Texas, Lubbock Division. Defense Counsel:  David Kerby (Thompson & Kerby of Lubbock, Texas)  Plaintiff's Counsel:  David Sargent and Bryan Green (Hermes, Sargent & Bates of Dallas, Texas).  Defense verdict.  tractor trailer accident where Plaintiff sought recovery of $23,436.95 in property damage due to accident at a controlled intersection.    reported in verdict search April 2013., 2013
  • 16-0214-CV; Yamil Uriel Nevarez v. Susan Sewell Henry; Ector County Court at Law Number 1 of Ector County, Texas.  Defense Verdict.  As reported in VerdictSearch Vol 17, Issue 45, November 13, 2017.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Matador Ranch Symposium for Texas Ranch Managers Annual Meeting keynote speaker on ranch liability and other issues facing ranch owners and employees in Texas., Lecturer, Texas Ranch Managers Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Keynote speaker on farm and ranch liability and insurance issues faced by farmers and ranchers in Texas., speaker, Stamford Insurance Ranch And Farm Symposium, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service

  • All Saints Episcopal School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach, 2014
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Office Location for David L. Kerby

4219 85th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423

Phone: 806-793-7600

Fax: 806-793-6882

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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