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Bryan David
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Bryan S. David has over 20 years of experience in aviation litigation. His practice focuses on complex and high-stakes commercial, wrongful-death, and personal-injury claims arising throughout the United States and across the globe. He has represented large airframe and component manufacturers, aircraft owners and operators, pilots, airlines, airports (and practically everyone else in between) in litigation involving all manner of aircraft from hot air balloons to military attack helicopters.

Mr. David is a licensed Commercial Pilot for Single and Multi-Engine Land Aircraft. He has an Instrument Rating for Single and Multi-Engine Land Aircraft, and he is a Certified Flight Instructor. Mr. David is a former aerobatics pilot. He is a past President of the Flying Aggies flight club and past member of the Oklahoma State University competitive flight team.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

  • Juris Doctor – 2001
  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
  • Texas Bank Lawyer, Editorial Board Member
  • Texas Tech Law Review, Articles Editor

Oklahoma State University

  • Bachelor of Science – 1996
  • Honors: With Departmental Honors
  • Major: Aviation Science – Professional Pilot

Published Works

  • Author and Presenter of: “The Air Carrier Access Act: A View From 30,000 Ft.”, Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas – Lunch & Learn Series, May 2021;
  • Speaker: “Defense Side Torts”, University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, Fall 2019;
  • Author and Presenter of: “Welcome to the Jungle: The Application of Foreign Law in Aircraft;
  • Accident Litigation”, 52nd Annual SMU Air Law Symposium, March 2018; published in the SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce, December 2018;
  • Author and Presenter of: “Is Compliance With That Service Bulletin Required? It Depends on Who You Ask”, FAA Inspection Authorization Seminar, Air Salvage of Dallas, March 5, 2016; and
  • Co-Author and Co-presenter of: “Drones: A Crash Course”, International Association of Defense Counsel Webinar, August 26, 2015.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Aviation Law Section—Council, Vice Chairman (2021-2022); Secretary (2020-2021); Newsletter/Membership Coordinator (2019-2020)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition, a Thomson Reuters rating service, multiple times, including 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013;
  • University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, Adjunct Professor (multiple semesters);
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2019-present);
  • Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce—Board of Directors (2015-2018);
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce—Enterprise Risk Management Subcommittee (2015- 2016); and
  • Boy Scouts of America, Longhorn Council, Scout Master, Assistant Scout Master, Climbing Instructor, Gun Range Safety Officer.