David Wilson II – LeClairRyan

Practice/Organization Description

David Wilson II practices in the area of business and construction litigation in both Texas and Nevada. He is a shareholder in the law firm LeClairRyan, which has over 22 offices from coast to coast. David has tried well over 100 cases as first chair lawyer in both civil and criminal cases. He has also served as lead counsel in over 70 appellate cases, including at the Texas Supreme Court. He has been named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, and been named to Who's Who in American Law. He has been listed as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine since 2011. He served for over a decade as an adjunct professor in courtroom advocacy at South Texas College of Law, and served as a guest lecturer in Advanced Torts at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is past chair of the DRI Construction Law Committee, as well as a past chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. He currently serves as Editor of the Construction Law Newsletter of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Bar Admissions

Texas (1993); Nevada (2007); U.S. Supreme Court (1997); Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (2001); United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas; United States District Court for the District of Nevada.


B.S. Texas A&M University

J.D. South Texas College of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

DRI (Chair-Construction Law Committee 2011-2013), Houston Bar Association (Editor in Chief, The Houston Lawyer Magazine, '07-'08), American Bar Association (House of Delegates 1997-2000; Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Appellate Advocacy Committee Chair 2010-2012), State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, State Bar of Nevada Construction Law Section, Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Editor, Construction Law Newsletter 2012- present).

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyer-2011-2016, Houston Bar Association President's Award, Duke University T.I.P. Distinguished Alumni Award, Who's Who in Emerging Leaders, Houston's Top Lawyers (H Texas Magazine), Who's Who in American Law, Child Advocate of the Year (Black Adoption Council of Southeast Texas), Order of the Lytae, Order of the Barristers, Fellow-College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow-American Bar Foundation, Associate Member-American Board of Trial Advocates.


1233 West Loop South # 1000
Houston, Texas 77027, United States

  • 713-654-1111
  • 713-650-0027

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
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