Board-Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, TX

David Petersen

Board-Certified Personal Injury Attorney

Since I graduated from South Texas College of Law, I’ve had the privilege of serving the community for over 26 years. Over the course of my time as a personal injury attorney, helping people through their toughest time has been my number one priority.

After an Accident

When you or a loved one gets hurt in an accident, take these three steps to protect yourself physically, legally, and financially.


See a Doctor

Your health is the most important thing. It’s important to ensure that everything is in working order — or at least on the road to being so — before you take further action.


Collect Evidence

If you can, take pictures of the scene. Also, keep a journal of things like days missed from work and doctor visits. These things may strengthen your case later on.


Contact Me

Before you talk to the insurance company, set up a free consultation with me. Having a lawyer with you when you talk numbers can help your case tremendously.

What My Clients Say

Why Work With Me?

As a board-certified attorney, I will use every tool at my disposal to alleviate your stress.

Decades of
Local Experience

I’ve been practicing since 1992, and I know the courts in the area. My breadth of expertise can benefit your case, especially in Houston.

One-On-One Attention from Your Attorney

When questions arise, know that I’m pleased to give you personalized attention suited best to your specific situation — even if that entails connecting you to the right medical care.

Committed to
Honesty & Integrity

I was raised with a strong moral compass; that’s who I am. I believe you deserve nothing less than the best representation and clear, honest advice.

You focus on healing. I’ll help with the rest.

Reach Out Now.

Texas Map

Based in Houston

Serving All of Texas

Houston County

I travel across southeastern Texas including to and from the county seat of Crockett in order to provide quality legal service when needed.

Fort Bend County

One of the most populous counties in Texas, Fort Bend County is also home to the city of Richmond and North American University.

Harris County

The city of Houston is expansive, to say the least. I’m proud to extend my service across this county, notorious for its intense traffic.

Walker County

Though not the most populous, Walker County is still quite diverse and boasts a fascinating history dating back to the Civil War.

Brazoria County

Well-acquainted with the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area, I’m pleased to lend these communities my attentive care.

Montgomery County

It’s been plain that Montgomery is among the fastest growing areas in the country, and I want to be there to help its expanded population.

Your Attorney, Advocate & Guide

I strive to offer both the legal guidance & personal support you need.

In working with me, it’s my hope that you see I’m more than just your lawyer. I’m a person, too. I empathize tremendously with your hardship and it goes without saying that you’re more than just another number to me. Above all, it’s my goal to make this process as easy for you as possible because, unlike many of who you’ll probably encounter during this time, I care that you get better by the end.

Here For You Through Every Step of the Legal Process.

The truth is, your case will not begin and end as quickly as you’d like. We will have to approach this process with the mentality of long-distance runner, not a speed racer. But rest assured, it’s my priority to guide you through the process while you put your energy into your recovery.

Filing Your Claim

Let me help you with this step. If the insurance company isn’t offering you a fair deal, I know and can actually do something about it. I’ll ensure that your paperwork is good to go, and together we can come up with an effective negotiation strategy.

Litigating Your Case

Most cases settle outside of court, but I’m ready to represent you all the way through trial if needed. When it comes to court, you’ll require a lawyer who’s primed to provide fierce representation. This kind of fight should really only be handled by someone with the kind of passion I have — that is, the kind that’s at the root of my drive to help people through their toughest times.

Handling Your Appeal

Maybe your case is already done and over with, and you’re looking to appeal the verdict because the result simply wasn’t what you expected. Perhaps you didn’t have the adequate representation the first time around, or maybe key details were overlooked — details that should have resulted in a different outcome entirely. I can help you through the appeals process.

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