EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., with honors, 2013

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP

Law Clerk for the Hon. Diana Saldana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2016-2017)

ADMISSIONS

Texas

Illinois

Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

David Villarreal is an attorney whose diverse practice grows every day, ranging from defending clients in class actions, insurance, and products liability lawsuits.

David specializes in litigation. From the moment the case comes in, he builds the factual and legal record to take the case through pretrial motions and to trial. This includes written discovery, obtaining key documents, and taking and defending depositions. David has drafted numerous winning briefs in both state and federal trial courts including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and class certification oppositions. David is also an active appellate lawyer, defending orders on a client’s behalf on appeal, and even obtaining an appellate victory reversing a trial court order against a client.

David’s law school experience translated into his work as a practicing lawyer. As the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Criminal Law, he spent tireless hours ensuring that the Journal’s publications were perfect, as he does with his client’s briefs. Likewise, his post-law school stint as a law clerk to The Honorable Judge Diana Saldaña of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas gave him invaluable insight into the federal judicial process.

Having received both his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, David is an avid Longhorn football fan. He has since declared that both his children will attend UT Austin. On weekends, you can find David and his wife wrangling their two children and dog.

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law
J.D., with honors, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., with honors, 2013

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP

Law Clerk for the Hon. Diana Saldana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2016-2017)

ADMISSIONS

Texas

Illinois

Wisconsin

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico

  • Assisted in defeating nationwide class action alleging claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Obtained mandamus relief after trial court ordered Rule 202 deposition without any evidence in support.