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David earned his J.D. Degree from Baylor School of Law on November 10, 2001. But that wasn't David's first experience in the field of law. David was a career police officer beginning with the Houston Police Department in February, 1979 and ending with the Limestone County Sheriff's Office in 1998 when he entered Baylor Law School. David has been the focus of a television program called "Cops are People Too" where Marvin Zindler of EyeWitness News in Houston dedicated a week long series of news broadcasts that focused on David's role as a Houston Police Officer. David worked undercover narcotics for HPD where he was awarded numerous letters of commendation for significant seizures of drugs, money, and assets. David was one of the few officers within HPD during that time that worked major drug cartels, focusing on some of the largest drug dealers in the world.
David was cross designated with United States Customs, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Drug Enforcement Administration while working with HPD and LImestone County to combat drug dealers. Because of this experience, David has written and executed hundreds of search and arrest warrants and can identify deficiencies in those documents that sometimes can lead to evidence being excluded from your trial.
While working as a law enforcement officer, David graduated from Sam Houston State University at the top of his class. David obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement-Police Science, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1998. After graduating from SHSU, David was accepted into Baylor Law where upon graduation he worked for two years as an Assistant District Attorney, trying to verdict 22 felony jury trials.
David was a central character in a landmark civil rights case in Hearne, Texas that was filed in Federal Court. After over two dozen African Americans were rounded up in a drug raid at a local housing project, David worked pro-bono to make sure the innocent people arrested were justly compensated for their false arrests. When the case was completed, Hollywood called and David was featured in a feature film, "American Violet" with famed actor Will Patton playing David's part in the fictional film. David traveled from Groesbeck to California and then to Washington, D.C. to work on the case, then back to California for walking the red carpet at the film's premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival. David and his wife Lori were honored with an evening meal aboard a three story yacht in the San Francisco Bay with the movie's producers, directors, and guest star Alfre Woodard.