My practice is exclusively dedicated to counseling, protecting and defending those facing accusation by the government, or those desiring an appeal and review of a verdict. Whether my client is confronted with an accusation, or pursuing an appeal, I regard protecting his or her full array of constitutional rights as my solemn privilege and duty.
David A. Pearson, IV
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization — Criminal Law Since 2000 Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization — Criminal Appellate Law Since 2011
“The first to present his case seems right,
till another comes forward and questions him.”
–Solomon, Proverbs 18:17
“An advocate by the sacred duty which he owes his client knows, in the discharge of that office, but one person in the world, that client and none other. To save that client by all expedient means…he must go on reckless of the consequences if his fate it should unhappily be, to involve his country in confusion for his client’s protection.”
–Henry Brougham, English barrister
Memberships & Associations:
- Texas State Bar Association–1991 to present United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals United States District Court: Northern District of Texas
- United States Supreme Court (member since 1998)
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
David has handled over 2,500 criminal cases, including felonies, misdemeanors, and capital cases (including death penalty).
He has handled over 150 criminal appeals, including misdemeanors, felonies, and capital cases (including death penalty).
In his appellate practice, David has successfully reversed convictions and sentences out of several different courts and counties.
He has handled over 1,000 juvenile cases, including juvenile appeals, certification hearings, and the sealing of juvenile records.
He is experienced in cases involving complex mental health issues, including mental incompetence to stand trial, and mental health commitment reviews.
David has successfully petitioned the court to grant an expunction (destruction) of arrest and offense records and sealing of juvenile records related to delinquency proceedings.
David’s practice is limited to the representation of persons in criminal prosecutions and investigations, and he is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has an active criminal trial practice including representing clients in DWI cases, drug cases, fraud cases, sex crimes cases, murder cases, and other aggravated felony cases. In addition to trial work, David dedicates a significant portion of his practice to appellate representation. He has authored briefs and presented oral argument in numerous cases before appellate courts, including, but not limited to, representing persons convicted of DWI, Felony-DWI, Narcotics Crimes, Aggravated Robbery, Sexual Assault, Murder, and Capital Murder cases where the death penalty was imposed.