David T. Moran
David Moran is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience and a track record of achieving results for clients. His national practice is wide ranging, including antitrust, aviation, business, class actions, defamation, insurance, and a variety of commercial matters.
David’s success as a trial lawyer is built upon sound judgment that comes from decades of experience and his commitment to finding solutions that achieve his clients’ goals; this inevitably means formulating and executing the best strategy for success. Success comes in the form of a favorable pre-trial resolution, a jury verdict, or prevailing on appeal.
David’s approach to client service emphasizes cooperation, trust, and a commitment to results, efficiency and value. David is always accessible to clients and maintains a focus on understanding, communicating, and exceeding client expectations.
David is particularly experienced in the following areas of practice:
Class Actions/Opt-Outs/Corporate Recovery
David has long devoted a significant part of his practice to class actions and complex litigation in numerous state and federal courts throughout the United States. His experience includes significant and successful national counsel representation for major insurers, energy companies, and manufacturers in numerous class actions filed across the country. He is also well versed in multidistrict litigation and antitrust class actions. David is also national counsel to other clients, and his practice has called upon him to represent clients in more than 25 states. For example, David represented Shell Oil Company, Dell Technologies, J. Crew Group, Murphy USA and other large merchants as opt-outs in the settlement of the largest antitrust class action.
David also represents well-known and leading corporate clients in our affirmative recovery practice. We’ve recovered substantial amounts for our clients’ valuable claims, with many of them on a “no budget impact” or contingent fee basis.
David’s practice has included the full range of insurance issues, including bad faith, coverage, traditional insurance defense, and class actions. His areas of practice have included directors and officers, professional malpractice, aviation defense, liability, property, workers compensation and other specialty areas.
David has the rare combination of skills that enables him to excel in both trial and appellate work, including a thorough knowledge of the law and keen ability to quickly grasp the central issues of a case and communicate them effectively. He has a record of success in federal and state appeals.
B.B.A., with honors, University of Texas at Austin
J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas