David T. Lopez
Lopez Lawfirm

3900 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006-4959, United States
Phone: 713-523-3900
Fax: 713-523-3908
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation

Practice/Organization Description

Since graduating first in his law school class in 1971, David T. Lopez has represented employees and applicants for employment in a wide variety of situations and at all levels of administrative agencies, state and federal courts. He is a frequent speaker at national and international professional seminars, and in 2002 was selected by Texas lawyers as the lawyer in Houston they would go to for a case involving an employee or applicant claim. Since 1995, he also has been active in negotiation, mediation, and arbitration of employment and commercial matters at the local, national and international levels, and he is on national and international panels of neutrals. Lopez is fluent in Spanish and has traveled widely in Spain and Latin America.

Bar Admissions

1971, Texas, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and District of New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh and Federal Circuits, U.S. Claims Courts and U.S. Supreme Court


Law School:

South Texas College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1971

Harvard University, Program for Lawyers, 1985

St. Mary's University School of Law and Universidad de Monterrey, Joint Venture II International Program, 1995


University of Texas, B.J., 1962

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London Court, Fellows Course, 1993

Professional Associations & Memberships

Houston (Chair, Monterrey Exchange Program Committee, 1993, Law and Media Committee, 1994-1995; ADR Section, 2006-2007)

Federal, American (Chair, Committee on Attorney's Fee on Appeal, 1994-1998; Judicial Division Public Relations Committee 2007; Steering Group, International Dispute Resolution Committee, Litigation Section)

Inter American and International Bar Associations;

State Bar of Texas (Director, College of the State Bar, 1999-2002; Committee on Pattern Jury Changes, 1999-2003; Texas Bar Journal Board of Editors, 2005-)

Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit

Bar Association of the Federal Circuit (Chairman, Committee on Civilian Pay Cases, 1986-1993)

World Association of Lawyers (Chairman, Committee on Law and the Handicapped, 1979-1993; Chairman, Committee on International Labor Law, 1999-)

National Employment Lawyer Association (President, Houston Chapter, 2001-2002)

Union Internationale des Avocats

Association for Conflict Resolution (Coordinator, Mexico Network 2007)

Honors and Awards

Selected by Texas lawyers as the lawyer in Houston they would go to for a case involving an employee or applicant claim, 2002

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