David Wilson II

500 Dallas, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77002, United States
Phone: 713-655-1200
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability

Hearsay and Authentication as Applied to Social Media

This paper was presented at the Forensic Expert Witness Association's Mini Workshop in Houston on October 26, 2017. It was originally published by National Business Institute as part of its August 30, 2017 seminar on social…more

Book Review: The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives

This book review of Jesse Eisinger's widely-praised book on white collar criminal prosecution appeared in The Houston Lawyer in its September/October issue. It is the one review I have encountered of the book which points out…more

2017 Legislative Update for Civil Litigators

This article was published in the September/October 2017 issue of The Houston Lawyer. It focuses on legislation passed in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session which impacted civil trial and appellate practice…more

Construction Litigation Desk Reference, Nevada Chapter

This chapter is from the 2017 edition of the Construction Litigation Desk Reference: A State by State Compendium, published by the DRI Defense Library Series. I updated my 2010 chapter on important aspects of Nevada law that…more

Texas Supreme Court Expands "Exclusive Remedies" Defense

In this article first published in the DRI Construction Law Committee's "The Critical Path", the Texas Supreme Court's decision to expand the exclusive remedies defense on a construction project to all contractors enrolled in an…more

Legislative Update for Litigators

This article appeared in The Houston Lawyer magazine's September/October issue of 2015. It provides an overview of legislation impacting civil trial law which went into effect on September 1, 2015…more
CCC Group, Inc. v. South Central Cement Company

Appellant's Brief

After an adverse jury verdict against our client, a general contractor, arising from the collapse of a warehouse that it built, the trial court denied post-verdict motions and entered a $ 2.3 million judgment. On appeal, my…more

Indemnity Issues in Product Liability Claims Arising from Construction Defect Litigation

This paper was co-authored with Brianne Watkins, an associate at my law firm. It was presented at the 2011 DRI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. to the Construction Law Committee of DRI. It discusses issues impacting claims…more
 /  Construction Law, Products Liability

Ethical Considerations in Multiparty Construction Defect Litigation

This paper was presented as part of the National Business Insitute C.L.E. program, "Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z" in Dallas, Texas. It analyzes common ethical rules governing lawyers which are often implicated by…more
 /  Construction Law, Professional Malpractice

Issues Impacting Your Strategy for the Court's Charge to the Jury

This article discusses issues that impact a trial lawyer's approach to the court's charge to the jury in a civil trial, as well as the formulation of proposed jury instructions and questions. It was co-authored with Leslee Haas…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Fresh Coat and Product Claims in Construction Defect Litigation

The Texas Supreme Court expanded the indemnity rights of building product installers against building product manufacturers in a recent opinion. This article discusses the impact that will have on construction defect…more
 /  Construction Law, Products Liability

Presenting and Responding to Batson Objections at the Trial Court Level

This article discusses the requirements for presenting an objection to an opponent's discriminatory use of peremptory strike of a jury panel member under the logic of the Batson opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court. It also…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law

"Your Jedi Mind Tricks are Useless on Me: Four Common Tools of Manipulation by Mediators"

This article is from the ABA/TIPS Trial Techniques Commitee Newsletter for Summer, 2009…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Book Review of The Bramble Bush from The Houston Lawyer

A review of the latest edition of Professor Karl Lewellen's book, The Bramble Bush…more
 /  Education

Divided Texas Supreme Court Narrows Definition of "Unreasonably Dangerous"

An analysis of an important Texas Supremem Court case addressing when a condition can be considered "unreasonably dangerous" in the context of the liability of a premises owner…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury, Real Estate
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