David M. Weaver
David M. Weaver

David M. Weaver

Phone: 214-740-3101Fax: 214-740-2830

David Weaver has represented clients in a variety of lawsuits and administrative eminent domain proceedings since 1979 with emphasis on representing electrical utilities, pipeline companies, retail, insurance, and other major industries. He has successfully defended, either tried to a jury verdict, obtained summary judgments, or obtained favorable settlements in cases involving claims of professional negligence, worker’s compensation insurance, sex abuse, electrical line contact, premises liability, automobile collision and product liability. These suits involved difficult issues involving death, serious physical and psychological injuries, and punitive damages exposure. Mr. Weaver is well known for his years of successfully representing the largest electric utility in the State of Texas in litigation involving electrical line contacts. He has also handled cases involving professional negligence concerning alleged malpractice of attorneys, accountants, doctors, nurses and hospitals. He has also spent a great deal of time in defense of toxic tort cases, including asbestos, welding fumes and silica exposure cases. Mr. Weaver regularly appears in courts and before administrative special commissioners in eminent domain proceedings concerning condemnation and eminent domain matters.

Representative Clients

  • Lone Star Transmission, L.L.C.
  • Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC
  • DFW Midstream Services LLC
  • Energy Transfer Fuel LP
  • Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC
  • Energy Future Holdings Corporation
  • The Wagner-Smith Company

Professional Memberships and Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Board of Directors 1995-1996)

Education and Professional Background

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, cum laude, 1979
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University, 1970
  • Distinguished Military Graduate, U.S. Army ROTC, 1970
    • Captain U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1970-77. Graduate, U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools. Served on active duty with the U.S. Army as a platoon leader, company commander, and staff officer of signal units in the United States and overseas. Thirteen months service in Korea.

Significant Reported Cases

  • Holloway v. Texas Elec. Utility Const., Ltd., S.W. 3d, 2009 WL 765304, Tex. App.-Tyler March 25, 2009 (No. 12-07-00427-CV.)
  • Dynavest Joint Venture v. Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC, 2008 WL 142641. Tex. App.-Dallas, January 16, 2008 (No. 05-07-01243-CV.)
  • In re Mitcham, 133 S.W. 3d 274, 2004 WL 692342, 47 Tex. Sup. Ct. J. 374, Tex. March 26, 2004 (No. 03-0481.)
  • In re TXU U.S. Holdings Co., 110 S.W. 3d 62, 2002 WL 31926380, Tex. App.- Waco, December 31, 2002 (No. 10-02-220-CV.)
  • Texas Utilities Electric Company v. Timmons, 947 S.W.2d 191 (Tex. 1997)
  • S.V. v. R.V., 933 S.W.2d 1, 18 (Tex. 1996) (No. 94-0856)
  • Irene Dovie Henry v. Tom Thumb, 891 S.W.2d 789, (Tex. App. – Amarillo, 1995 writ denied)
  • Gold Kist, Inc. v. Texas Utilities Elec. Co., 830 S.W. 2d 91 (Tex. 1992)
  • Bonnie Price v. Texas Employers Insurance Association, 782 S.W.2d 938 (Tex. Civ. App.- Tyler 1989, no writ)
  • Independent Fire Insurance v. Roger Smith, et al, (1985)

Court Admissions

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Phone: 214-740-3100
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