David A. Palmer Partner

David A. Palmer, a founding partner of Moses, Palmer & Howell, L.L.P., focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation in a wide variety of matters, including oil and gas, banking, construction, contract, and appellate matters. He handles disputes at all phases, from pre-suit dealings through trial and appeal. David is also experienced in an array of transactional matters, including oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, pipeline agreements, easements and rights-of-way, real estate transactions, purchase and sale agreements, and banking and lending matters.

David is rated by his peers as AV Preeminent, the highest rating standard, by Martindale-Hubbell. Thomson Reuters recognized David as a “Texas Rising Star” in 2006 and a “Texas Super Lawyer” every year since 2011. He has been named a "Top Attorney" numerous times by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine and 360 West magazine.

David is past Chair of the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Energy Section and Judicial Evaluation Committee and has previously held other positions with both the Tarrant County Bar Association and the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas and Tarrant County Bar Foundations and a member of the Texas Aggie Bar Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute. David has co-authored multiple legal articles.

Civically, David serves the community through his involvement with the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth. He currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Texas A&M School of Law. David is a Past President of the Fort Worth / Tarrant County A&M Club and a proud supporter of Texas A&M athletics, currently serving as an Athletic Ambassador for the 12th Man Foundation. He also previously served on the North Texas Advisory Board for Learning Ally (formerly named Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic).

Practice Areas


1995: University of Texas School of Law
Austin, Texas

1992: Texas A&M University
B.B.A., Accounting
College Station, Texas

Bar Admissions

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