Dave Childress


Dave concentrates in resolving business disputes involving trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, contracts, other commercial and oil and gas matters as well as personal injury. He looks for creative, efficient solutions to difficult problems and then tries the disputes that are not resolved amicably.

He practices in Federal District and Appellate Courts, Federal Bankruptcy Courts, State District and Appellate Courts, as well as before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also represents parties involved in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as arbitration and mediation. His clients include businesses, large and small, public and private, as well as individuals.

Awards & Recognitions

AV Rated Martindale Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Named a “Texas Super Lawyer.” 2006-2011. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2009-2014.

Areas of Practice




– Business Litigation

– Complex Commercial Litigation

– Consumer Litigation

– Contracts Litigation

– Covenants Not to Compete

– Employment

– Energy/Oil & Gas

– Fraud Torts

Intellectual Property Litigation

– Trademarks

– Trade Secrets

– Patents

– Copyrights

Associations & Memberships

Phi Delta Phi

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow




  • JD Baylor Law, cum laude, Order of the Barristers; Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review; Lead Articles Editor, Baylor Law Review; Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • BS Trinity University

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1989)
  • US District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

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