David Halpern

David Halpern practices in the areas of Student Affairs and Litigation.  Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, David served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas for nineteen years with a focus on personal injury and employment law. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law.  David is on extended faculty at the University of Texas School of Law, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and he has served as teaching faculty for the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Commission for Children, Youth, and Families, and the National Association of Attorneys General.  His writings have been published in the Texas Bar Journal, Voir Dire quarterly, the Juror Connection, and he is a contributing author to the book, Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century.

Suing and Defending Governmental Entities, State Bar of Texas, 2003
Advanced Administrative Law, State Bar of Texas, 2009
Advanced Civil Trial Law, 2013
Government Law and Liability Conference, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications 2007
Masters in Trial Series, ABOTA, California 2011, Utah & Arkansas 2012

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1994
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1984

Professional Affiliations
American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board and founder of the Teachers’ Law School Program Texas Supreme Court’s Permanent Commission for Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Council

Civic Involvement
Sims Foundation, Board of Director
Seedling Foundation, Board Director and mentor in Children of Incarcerated Parents Program

Fifth United States Court of Appeals
United States Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas