Smith Robertson, Attorneys at Law

The law firm of Smith Robertson, LLP, founded in 2000, is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to its clients in a professional and cost-efficient manner.

The law firm of Smith Robertson, LLP, founded in 2000, is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to its clients in a professional and cost-efficient manner.

Attorneys

David C. Lawrence

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David C. Lawrence, Partner

Trial & Arbitration

David's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation, including trade secret disputes, patent, trademark and copyright infringements, consumer class actions, antitrust actions, complex contract disputes, business torts, products liability and other civil litigation matters.

David represents clients in both bench and jury trials before state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations. He has extensive experience in all areas of litigation, including investigating and preparing case filings, conducting hearings on dispositive motions, taking and defending fact and expert depositions, drafting motions and briefs, preparing cases for trial and trying cases. David also handles appellate matters in the Texas Courts of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

PRIMARY PRACTICES

Litigation

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Arbitration
  • Energy Litigation
  • Financial Institution Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Trade Secrets
  • Warranty

Intellectual Property

  • IP Litigation
INDUSTRIES
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology & Telecommunications
EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • University College London
    • UCL Faculty of Laws Semester in London Program
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., with honors
ADMISSIONS
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2012-2017)
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Austin Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section (Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2013-2015); Leadership Academy (Class of 2013)
  • Austin Partners in Education (Volunteer, 2007-2010)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association (Chair of Trial Academy, 2013)
  • HeartGift Foundation (2011-2013)
  • Leadership Austin (Emerge Program, 2008)
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court (Barrister, 2013-Present)
  • State Bar of Texas (2003-Present), Pro Bono College (2007-Present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2013-Present)
  • The University of Texas Center for Professional Development (Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2012)