David H. Segrest

Of Counsel


David Segrest is widely regarded as a trusted, hands-on advisor to entrepreneurial businesses, both public and private, in an eclectic variety of industries based in Texas, throughout the United States and Canada. Many of David’s clients have turned to him for years to handle various business needs, including:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Creation of business entities
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Workouts
  • Debt and equity financing arrangements

David's clients tend to share his independent, can-do attitude and confident approach to problem solving. They all have one thing in common – besides being leaders in their industry segment, they are highly entrepreneurial ventures. They rely on David because he identifies well with this style, and because he is a skilled negotiator, extremely responsive and focused on his clients’ business growth.

Due to the business focus of his corporate practice, and his time as Managing Partner of the firm, David understands what it takes to run a successful business. This experience allows David to provide clients with practical legal advice that addresses their business needs.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Former Law Clerk, Honorable Byron Skelton, U.S. Court of Claims, Washington, D.C.
  • Former President, Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation Board
  • Member, Executive Committee, Texas Tech University School of Law Foundation Board
  • Charter Member, Dean’s Inner Circle
  • Member, Two Dean Search Committees, Texas Tech University School of Law

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Texas Tech University School of Law (2008)


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, (1970), with honors
    • Second Highest Score, Texas Bar Exam
    • Note Editor, Texas Tech Law Review
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, (1967)


  • Texas (1970)

Representative Matters

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Represented an information and communications technology company and its directors and executive officers in connection with establishing, modifying and terminating SEC Rule 10b5-1 trading plans for our client's shares
Represented two large sureties against a contractor and an international, government-owned bank in a declaratory judgment action in a California federal court
Assisted a Texas-based information and communications technology company in its adoption and subsequent termination of a shareholder rights plan ("poison pill")



Segrest Appointed to Texas Tech Foundation’s Board of Directors
07 November 2018
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