David C. Courreges, is the founding shareholder of Courreges, PC. His practice includes legislative and governmental affairs, administrative law, association law and mediation. He has over a decade of direct experience in government law, working as legislative director for two high- ranking state representatives, general counsel for two non-partisan legislative caucuses, as well as a consultant for several entities dedicated to the research and promotion of sound public policy.

Representative Experience

  • General Legal Practice areas: government law, administrative law, association law, regulatory law, business law, and mediation
  • Has successfully represented Fortune 500 Companies, small companies, Associations and Individuals before the Texas Legislature.
  • Represented entities and individuals before administrative agencies, including: Texas Real Estate Commission, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Ethics Commission, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Racing Commission, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Managed Political Campaigns on a State and Local Level

Other Experience

  • Adjunct Professor – Political Science, St. Mary’s University
  • On-site Administrator, Madla/Rangel Legislative Internship Program
  • Supervising Attorney, Legislative Externship, Baylor University Law School
  • Supervising Attorney, Legislative Externship, St. Mary’s University School of Law

Professional Honors

  • 2013 Winner, Austin Under 40 Awards in Legal
  • 2012 Nancy Garms Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Focused Education in Texas, Law Focused Education, Inc.
  • 2012 Outstanding Committee Chair, Austin Bar Association
  • 2012 Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
  • 2012 Rising Star – Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, Government Relations
  • 2012 Finalist, Austin Under 40 Awards in Legal
  • 2012 Candidate, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year
  • 2012 “New Philanthropist,” GivingCity Austin Magazine, Summer
  • 2012 10/10 “Superb” Rating, Avvo
  • 2011 Rising Star – Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, Government Relations
  • 2011 Finalist, Austin Under 40 Awards in Government and Public Policy
  • 2011 College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2009 Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit
  • 2009 Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award
  • 2008-Present Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2008-Present Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2008 Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service
  • 2008 Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award
  • 2008 University of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates Platinum Judge
  • 2007 Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit
  • 2007 Austin Young Lawyers Association President’s Award

Professional Activities

  • St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association
    • Immediate Past President, 2012-Present
    • President, 2011-2012
    • President-Elect, 2010-2011
    • Treasurer, 2009-2010
    • Director, 2006-Present
    • Executive Committee Member, Austin Chapter, 2007-Present
  • St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees
    • Trustee, 2012-Present
    • Student Representative, 2004-2005
  • American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division
    • Vice-Director of Public Service, 2012-Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
    • Vice President, 2010-2011
    • Secretary, 2009-2010
    • Director, 2008-2011
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
    • President-Elect, 2012-Present
    • Director, 2011-2012
    • Ex Officio Director, 2006-2011
  • Austin Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Directors, 2012-Present
    • Co-Chair, Legislative Affairs Committee, 2010-Present
    • Co-Chair, ABA/AYLA Leadership Academy, 2010-Present
    • Co-Chair, Central Texas Wildfire Legal Response Team, 2011
    • Co-Chair, Special Projects Committee, 2011-Present

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Baylor University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Waco, TX, October 2012
  • Austin Bar Association Legislative CLE, Preview of the 83rd Session, Austin, TX, November12, 2012
  • Wildfire Law: Private Property and Public Interests; Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, March 23, 2012
  • Austin Bar Association Legislative CLE, Texas Water Regulation, Austin, TX, March 6, 2011
  • The Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice, State Bar of Texas, February 2012
  • ABA/AYLA Leadership Academy, Leadership and the Legal Profession, Austin, TX, January 13, 2012
  • Austin Bar Association Legislative CLE, Travis County Delegation, Austin, TX, January 6, 2011
  • Baylor University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Waco, TX, December 2011
  • Austin Bar Association Legislative CLE, Texas House Rules, Austin, TX, November 1, 2011
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Ten Minute Mentor, Austin Bar Association’s Response to the Wildfire Disaster, www.tenminutementor.com, October 2011
  • Solo/Small Firm Section of the Austin Bar Association, Wildfire Response Update, Austin, TX, September 22, 2011
  • Central Texas Wildfire Response Team Volunteer Training CLE, Austin, TX, September 20, 2011
  • Austin Bar Association Legislative CLE, Texas Senate, Austin, TX, September 6, 2011
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, 1L Orientation, August 2011
  • Travis County Women’s Bar Association, Legislative Update¸ March 16, 2011
  • University of Texas School of Law, Guest Lecturer, 1L Orientation, August 2010
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, 1L Orientation, August 2010
  • ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, San Francisco, CA, August 5, 2010
  • Central Texas Diversity Forum, Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas, April 4, 2010
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Ten Minute Mentor, Alternative Marketing Techniques,www.tenminutementor.com, January 2010
  • Texas Bar/ TYLA New Lawyer 2009 CLE, Alternative Marketing Techniques, November 4, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas Guide to Basics Course, A Young Lawyer’s Perspective to Practice, October 2, 2009
  • ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, Careers in State Government, Austin, TX, September 30, 2009
  • Austin Independent School District, Freedom Week, September 15-19, 2008
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association Ten Minute Mentor Goes to Law School, Not Practicing Law? Alternative Career Paths, www.tmmlawschool.com, September 2008
  • State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference, Vote America!, July 2008
  • Austin Independent School District, District-Wide Teacher’s Conference, Voting Rights in America, June 2008
  • Baylor University School of Law, Guest Lecturer, May 2008
  • Judson Independent School District, Voting Rights in America, May 3, 2008.
  • United Way of Texas Crisis Response Public Policy Workshop, Working With Volunteers: An Overview of the Liability Issue and Specific Current Laws, Austin, Texas, May 2008
  • WholeHealth Services, Legal Basics for Nurses, Austin Texas, March 2008
  • State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference, They Had a Dream, Too!, and Law Related Education, July 2007
  • Capital Area Social Studies Coordinators Assoc., The Texas Lawyer, Austin, Texas, December 2007
  • St. David’s / Immtech Strategies Summit, Public Health Legislative Update, Austin, Texas, June 2006

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2005
    • St. Mary’s University Presidential Award, Law
    • ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
    • St.MU Law Alumni Association/ Campus Ministries Leadership
    • Student Bar Association 1L Senator of the Year, 2003
    • Dean’s Service Scholarship, 2003-2005
    • Dean’s Scholarship, 2002
  • MPA, St. Mary’s University, 2005 (With Honors)
    • Distinguished Graduate
    • St. Mary’s University Presidential Award, Graduate School
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2000