David M. Adkisson

David M. Adkisson

Solo Practitioner since 2015
San Antonio, Texas

Thank you for your interest in my firm. As a matter of introduction, I have practiced trial law in San Antonio and throughout the State of Texas since 1982, having tried over 160 cases to verdict. I invite you to review my accomplishments and professional credentials. I am most proud of the high ratings provided by my peers.

My firm is different from most law firms. I am a solo practitioner. If you give me the honor of representing you and your family, I will be directly involved from the first meeting to final resolution of your case. My approach is that the client and I work throughout the case as a team, communicating regularly and discussing strategy every step of the way. I will be accessible to you at any time. Additionally, I do not maintain a high-volume practice--if I accept your case, I will have adequate time to properly develop it in depth, aggressively and professionally.

This approach to the practice of law has resulted in several verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 along with several multimillion dollar settlements. Collectively, my clients have received over $50,000,000.00 in net recovery. I will try each and every case in which an adequate settlement proposal is not received.

In conclusion, I represent individuals and families in all areas of personal injury law and am well-versed in family law and probate (wills and estates). I would be delighted to discuss your case.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Personal Injury
  • 40% Family Law
  • 10% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1991
  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Texas, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
    • Major: Government

Representative Cases

  • Avalos v. Brown Automotive Center, Inc., 63 S.W.3d 42 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Sep 19, 2001) (NO. 04-00-00890-CV)
  • Breaux v. USA, Cause No. 03-59936 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit)
  • Cantu v. Peacher, 53 S.W.3d 5 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Feb 07, 2001) (NO. 04-00-00279-CV)
  • Briones v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 790 S.W.2d 70 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Apr 30,1990) (NO. 04-89-00359-CV)
  • Sunrizon Homes, Inc. v. Fuller, 747 S.W.2d 530 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Mar 23, 1988) (NO. 04-87-00167-CV)
  • Ortiz v. Santa Rosa Medical Center, 702 S.W.2d 701 (Tex.App.-San Antonio, Dec 11, 1985) (NO. 04-84-00203-CV)
  • Brownsville Medical Center v. Gracia, 704 S.W.2d 68 (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, Jun 28,1985) (NO. 13-84-369-CV)
  • Emmalene Rankin v. Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, LTD, LLP d/b/a Methodist Hospital, Wendell C. Schorlemer, M.D. and Robert Schorlemer, M.D., No. 04-07-00305(Tex.App.-San Antonio)
  • Southwest General Hospital, L.P. and IASIS Healthcare Holdings, Inc. v. Pamela Gomez, No. 04-11-00160-CV (Tex.App.-San Antonio 2011)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Rating: AV/Five Star Peer Reviews
  • Listed in The 2001 & 2002 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • National Registry of Who’s Who, Life Member
  • “Super Lawyer”, Texas Monthly

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Community Relations Committee, Member, 1999 - 2000
  • San Antonio Bar Association, District Courts Committee, Member, 2000 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association, District Courts Committee, Chairman, 2000 - 2001
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member, Lawyer
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Mentor Committee, 2000 - 2001
  • San Antonio Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1998
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1988 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, San Antonio Chapter, President, 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • Southers & Lyons, Inc., San Antonio, TX, Senior Law Clerk, August 1980 – October 1982
  • Southers & Lyons, Inc., San Antonio, TX, Trial Attorney, November 1982 – September 1994
  • The Law Offices of David M. Adkisson, San Antonio, TX, Solo Practitioner/Trial Attorney, October 1994 – May 1997
  • The Law Offices of Bob Gibbins, P.C., Austin, TX, Trial Attorney, June 1997 – June 1998
  • Adkisson & Jackson, L.L.P., San Antonio, TX, Manager Partner/Trial Attorney, July 1998 – June 2000
  • David M. Adkisson, P.C., San Antonio, TX, Solo Practitioner/Trial Attorney, July 2000 – March 2009
  • Begum Law Group, San Antonio office, Senior/Managing Attorney, March 2009 – December 2014
  • Begum Law Group, Of Counsel, January 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • San Antonio Bar Association Community Justice Program, 2008 - 2017


  • English
  • Spanish