David V. Wilson II

David V. Wilson II
t: 713.655.1200 ext. 1144
f: 713.655.0222

David Wilson II practices in the area of business and construction litigation in both Texas and Nevada. He has tried well over 100 cases as first chair lawyer in a variety of cases. He has also served as lead counsel in over 60 appellate cases, including at the Texas Supreme Court. Consistent with his experience, his practice includes extensive trial and appellate representation as lead counsel, primarily on behalf of the construction, manufacturing, insurance and oil and gas industries.

In addition, David’s background as a prosecutor has also provided him opportunities to defend business and high-profile clients in many aspects of government relations, including administrative proceedings and white collar criminal defense.

Awards and Recognition

  • Listed in "Top Lawyers," Houstonia Magazine, 2013 - 2015
  • Listed in “Texas Super Lawyers,” Law & Politics magazine, 2011 - 2018
  • Recipient, Leadership Award, DRI, 2013
  • Listed in Vegas, Inc. magazine’s “Top Lawyers,” 2013
  • Listed in Desert Companion magazine’s Clark County’s “Top Lawyers,” 2012
  • Rated "AV - preeminent," Martindale Hubbell
  • Recipient, President's Award, Houston Bar Association, 2008
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Duke University Talent Identification Program, 2008
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law, 13th ed. and Who's Who in Emerging Leaders, 1st ed.
  • Listed in H Texas magazine's “Top Lawyers” in Houston, 2005 - 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Shifting Responsibility in Construction Contracts”, TADC Winter Seminar, 2019
  • Speaker, “Construction Contracts and Law”, Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association, March 2017
  • Speaker, "Social Media and the Expert Witness: Ethical and Evidentiary Challenges and Strategies" Forensic Expert Witness Association Workshop, October 2017
  • Speaker, "Construction Law: What to do When..." National Business Institute, May 2017
  • Speaker, “Great Expectations: What do Appellate Lawyers Expect from Appellate Judges,” A.B.A. Annual Meeting, August 2016
  • Speaker, “Examining Ethical Issues in Construction Contracting” Construction Contracts Workshop, March 2016
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Construction Law" North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, September 2015
  • Speaker, “Nuances of the Economic Loss Rule” 2nd National Forum on Construction Claims and Litigation, February 2015
  • Speaker, “Multifamily Construction Litigation”, H.B.A. Construction Law Section CLE Luncheon, June 2014
  • Speaker, "Defending and Managing Construction Defect Claims in the Fire & Casualty Context,” A.C.I. Fire & Casualty Claims and Litigation Summit, April 2012
  • Speaker, "A Demonstration of Cross Examination,” T.A.D.C Trial Academy, March 2012
  • Speaker, "Indemnity Issues in Construction Defect Litigation,” H.B.A. Construction Law Section CLE Luncheon, February 2012
  • Speaker, "Defending Building Products in a Complex Construction Defect Case,” DRI Annual Meeting, October 2011
  • Speaker, "Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z,” National Business Institute, October 2011
  • Speaker, “Winning Strategies for Jury Instructions,” ABA/TIPS Spring Leadership and CLE Forum, May 2011
  • Speaker, "Defending Construction Defect Litigation,” 24th Annual Construction Law Conference, March 2011
  • Speaker, "Tips for the Courtroom: Practical Advice for the Trial Lawyer,” T.A.D.C. Annual Meeting, September 2010
  • Speaker, "Voir Dire in Bits & Bytes,” A.B.A. Annual Meeting, August 2010
  • Speaker, "A Demonstration of Closing Argument,” T.A.D.C. Trial Academy, April 2010
  • Program Chair, DRI Construction Law Seminar, September 2009
  • Speaker, "Oral Advocacy in Bankruptcy: A Practical Demonstration,” Houston Bankruptcy - Inns of Court, March 2008
  • Speaker, "Mental Anguish in Texas,” HBA Litigation Section Seminar, May 2008
  • Speaker, "Ethical & Practical Considerations in Multiparty Construction Defect Litigation,” DRI Annual Meeting, October 2006
  • Speaker, "Controlling Expert Witness Costs,” DRI Construction Law Seminar, September 2006


  • Author, "Chapter 29: Nevada,” Construction Litigation Desk Reference: A State by State Compendium, DRI Defense Library Series, 2010
  • Author, "Defining the Product: Product Claims Arising from Defect Litigation," For The Defense, June 2005
  • Co-editor, Construction Defects: Claims and Coverage, DRI Defense Library Series, 2007