Attorney David P. Petersen In Front of a Bookshelves

I vividly remember being raised in a principled household. My parents were sure to instill in me basic values of honesty and integrity, and these seemed to go hand-in-hand with my earliest inclination to lend a helping hand to people when I saw they needed one. I can say with confidence that this how I like to run my law firm today. People come to me with very specific and unique issues they must deal with. It's the least I can do to put everything I have into seeing that they walk away in a significantly better state.

Growing up, when it came to figuring out what was in store for my future, I was sure of a few things. Aside from wanting to help people first and foremost, I wanted a career that offered options to focus my energy in a variety of areas — one in which I could diversify my interests. Law happened to fit the bill, and I studied business during my undergraduate career at Stephen F. Austin State University with the hopes of one day developing the proper know-how to run my own firm one day.

I founded my firm on the core principles of honesty and integrity — one and two. My commitment to your well-being is unwavering.

After getting my Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 1991 and becoming the first lawyer in my family, I secured a job handling personal injury cases at an established law firm here in Texas. In fact, I took over the 250 cases in litigation for the firm's main attorney, who had decided to become a judge. This is when I decided to commit my law career to personal injury, which fit perfectly with my natural drive to assist others. Finally, I was able to do so in a very real way.

Making a meaningful difference in other people's lives gave me the sense of purpose I needed not only to establish my own firm in 1992, but also to keep at it for the next 26 years. Through the years I've come back, time and again, to the values that have shaped me as a lawyer and a person: honesty and integrity — one and two. When you work with me, you'll experience these qualities in our professional relationship and you'll see that my compassionate yet straightforward demeanor will make the difference in your legal proceedings.

I am here to alleviate your stress and ensure that you get back on firm footing. Please don't hesitate to reach me at my office or dial my number. Rest easy knowing you'll get me directly on the other end of the line.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • Licensed to practice law in Federal district Courts, United State District Courts and the Southern district of Texas


  • J.D - South Texas College of Law, 1991
  • B.A. in Business - Stephen F. Austin State University

Professional Associations & Membership

  • National Lawyer Association