David C. Myers
David Myers is a trial attorney with over 35 years of experience handling cases in a wide range of practice areas and industries. His sound judgment and substantive knowledge has produced a consistent record of successes for his clients. David’s commitment to client service remains constant, enabling him to understand his clients’ concerns and develop solutions that accomplish their goals and objectives.
Indicative of his intense client focus, David was named to the 2013 and 2015 BTI Client Service All-Star Team, an elite group of attorneys identified by their clients as providing the absolute best in client service.
David previously served as the leader of the Firm’s Dallas Litigation Practice Group.
David’s approach to litigation emphasizes thorough preparation, responsiveness, and dedication to achieving the client’s business objectives. By preparing every case as if it were going to trial, David is often able to obtain a favorable pre-trial resolution.
B.S., Louisiana State University
J.D., LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
David has also handled numerous appeals. As appellate counsel, he has either authored briefs or appeared before the U. S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and virtually every Texas appellate court.
- BH DFW, Inc. v. Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., 402 S.W.3d 299 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. denied) (briefed and argued) – reversing trial court order denying motion to dismiss, rendering judgment in favor of client and remanding for an award of attorneys’ fees to client.
- Lloyd Ward & Associates, PC and Lloyd E. Ward v. The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., 401 S.W.3d 440 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, pet. denied) (briefed and argued) – reversing trial court order denying motion to dismiss, rendering judgment in favor of client and remanding for an award of attorneys’ fees to client.
- Ron Simmons, et al v. Quixtar Inc., 315 S.W.2d 28 (2010) (per curriam) (briefed) – reversing the court of appeals judgment and reinstating trial court’s dismissal of lawsuit against client based on forum non-conveniens.
- Hair Club for Men, LLC v. York, et al, 01-09-00024 (Tex.App.—Houston 2009, no pet.) (briefed) – affirming trial court’s order granting a temporary injunction in favor of client enforcing non-solicitation and non-disclosure covenants and enjoining former employees from using customer lists.
- Linbeck Const. Corp. v. City of Grand Prairie, 293 S.W.3d 896 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2009, pet. denied) (briefed and argued) – affirming trial court’s grant of plea to the jurisdiction in favor of client based on governmental immunity.
- Kelly v. LIN Television of Texas, L.P., 27 S.W.3d 564 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2000, pet. denied) (briefed and argued) – affirming grant of summary judgment in favor of client, owners and former owners of television tower in wrongful death case.
- Hailey v. KTBS, Inc., et al, 935 S.W.2d 573 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 1996, no writ) (briefed and argued) – affirming grant of summary judgment in favor of national publication in a libel case.
- Patterson v. P.H.P. Healthcare, Inc., 90 F.3d 927 (5th 1996), cert. denied, 519 U.S. 1091 (1997) (brief and argued) – reversing in part federal district court decision against client after bench trial in race discrimination case.
- Carillo v. Fruehauf Trailer Corp., 848 S.W.2d 83 (Tex. 1993) (briefed and argued) – affirming no liability jury verdict in favor of client trailer manufacturer in wrongful death case.
Additional Representative Matters
- Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a transportation broker dismissing a multimillion-dollar fraud and negligent misrepresentation lawsuit arising from the theft of interstate shipments of property.
- Obtained dismissal of lawsuit brought by independent contractors against a large multinational company based on forum non conveniens.
- Obtained dismissal of multiple defamation suits under the Texas anti-SLAPP statute.
- Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against a municipality seeking to enforce multimillion-dollar mechanic’s lien and inverse condemnation claims.
- Represented a cooperative organization in a lawsuit alleging shareholder oppression and business torts. Case settled favorably for client.
- Obtained summary judgment dismissing libel and business disparagement claims arising from the online publication of an online business review questioning whether Plaintiff’s business was a pyramid scheme.
- Obtained take-nothing summary judgment in favor of defendant property owners in wrongful death case arising out of collapse of 1,500-foot television tower.
- Obtained temporary injunction preventing client’s former employees from using trade secrets in a competing business. Upheld on appeal.
- Defeated class certification and obtained take-nothing summary judgment against property owners alleging environmental damages arising out of pipeline rupture.
- Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment dismissing breach of contract claims by season-ticket holders in connection with Major League Baseball players strike.
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.), Commercial Litigation, 2022-2024
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
August 19, 2021Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 178 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2022 Edition, Including 8 “Lawyers of the Year” and 31 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 178 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 67 specialty practice areas in its 2022 edition, including 8 Lawyers of the Year and 31 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.
February 11, 2015Attorney News
For the second year, Jackson Walker partner David Myers was selected for inclusion in the BTI Client Service All-Star Team report, which was published by The BTI Consulting Group on Feb. 11, 2015.
June 28, 2013Client Results
On June 14, 2013, Jackson Walker L.L.P. won yet another victory for its client, the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc., when the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas in Dallas upheld the trial court’s decision to dismiss claims against the BBB pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), the state’s anti-SLAPP statute.
David’s extensive experience includes cases involving:
- Contractual Disputes
- Business Torts
- Non-Compete and Trade Secrets
- Wrongful death