David M. Adkisson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Adkisson Law Firm
 | 13138 Vista haven, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-951-2663
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Adkisson Law Firm, PLLC, located in San Antonio, Texas, David M. Adkisson focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He assists clients throughout the southern part of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving medical or legal malpractice, defective products, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Adkisson also has an active family law practice, where he provides representation in matters involving divorce, child custody and support, alimony, property division, and domestic violence.

A longtime Texas resident, Mr. Adkisson received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas in 1978. He then pursued his legal studies at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. While in law school, he served a clerkship with a San Antonio civil litigation firm and later joined it after graduation. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Adkisson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Throughout his career, Mr. Adkisson has earned the respect of his colleagues for his high degree of ethics and excellent track record. This is reflected in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He is active in a wide variety of professional organizations, including the San Antonio Bar Association. Mr. Adkisson is also a fellow of the San Antonio Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.

*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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Professional Liability (20%): Legal Malpractice

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice

Professional Liability: Legal Malpractice


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010

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About David Adkisson

Admitted: 1982, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.personalinjurylawsanantonio.com/curriculum_vitae....

Honors and Awards:

  • “Super Lawyer”, Texas Monthly
  • National Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member
  • Listed in The 2001 & 2002 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory Rating: AV

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas 00921100, November 1982 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, President, San Antonio Chapter, 2000
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1988-present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1998
  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Mentor Committee 2000-2001, 2009-present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member, Lawyer
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Chairman, District Courts Committee, 2000-2001
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member, District Courts Committee, 2000-Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member, Community Relations Committee, 1999-2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2003 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1985 - Present

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Southwest General Hospital, L.P. and IASIS Healthcare Holdings, Inc. v. Pamela Gomez, No. 04-11-00160-CV (Tex.App.-San Antonio 2011)
  • Emmalene Rankin v. Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, LTD, LLP d/b/a Methodist Hospital, Wendell C. Schorlemer, M.D. and Robert Schorlemer, M.D., No. 04-07-00305(Tex.App.-San Antonio)
  • Brownsville Medical Center v. Gracia, 704 S.W.2d 68 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, Jun 28,1985) (NO. 13-84-369-CV)
  • Ortiz v. Santa Rosa Medical Center, 702 S.W.2d 701 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Dec 11, 1985) (NO. 04-84-00203-CV)
  • Sunrizon Homes, Inc. v. Fuller, 747 S.W.2d 530 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Mar 23, 1988) (NO. 04-87-00167-CV)
  • Briones v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 790 S.W.2d 70 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Apr 30,1990) (NO. 04-89-00359-CV)
  • Cantu v. Peacher, 53 S.W.3d 5 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Feb 07, 2001) (NO. 04-00-00279-CV)
  • Breaux v. USA, Cause No. 03-59936 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit)
  • Avalos v. Brown Automotive Center, Inc., 63 S.W.3d 42 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Sep 19, 2001) (NO. 04-00-00890-CV)

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
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Office Location for David M. Adkisson

13138 Vista haven
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone: 210-951-2663


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Last Updated: 7/19/2017

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