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 Lawrence has an extensive and broad litigation practice with a particular focus on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. He has successfully represented clients in a wide-range of complex disputes, including disputes involving contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, securities, real estate, antitrust, partnerships, business torts, fiduciary duties, consumer class actions, construction, employment and other commercial matters.

David represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Texas, in arbitrations and in appeals in the Texas Courts of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits. David has also litigated cases outside of Texas, including in California, Colorado, Oregon, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Georgia.

Before joining Smith Robertson, David practiced for 13 years with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP in its Austin office and with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC as a shareholder in its Austin office.

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
  • 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
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
  • Mr. Lawrence was recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers in 2012-2017
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Austin Bar Association, Entertainment and Sports Law Section (Co-Founder and Treasurer, 2013-2015); Leadership Academy (Class of 2013)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association (Chair of Trial Academy, 2013)
  • Leadership Austin (Emerge Program, 2008)
  • Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court (Barrister, 2013-Present)
  • State Bar of Texas (2003-Present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow, 2013-Present)
  • The University of Texas Center for Professional Development (Adjunct Instructor, 2011-2012)