David M. Russell

Templeton, Smithee. Hayes, Heinrich & Russell
Lubbock, Texas 79424


Areas Of Practice

Automotive Disputes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Wrongful Death


David has practiced trial law since 1987 in state and federal court. He has worked for plaintiffs seeking recovery as well as for defendants. David’s practice has involved primarily civil litigation with emphasis in the following areas: products liability, toxic torts, medical malpractice, premises liability, tort litigation, employment law, contract disputes and probate litigation.

David has also served as a mediator for the past 12 years. He has mediated over 150 civil disputes.

Education and Honors

Baylor University: Bachelor of Arts, 1982
 Major: Religion
 Magna Cum Laude
 Phi Beta Kappa

Master of Arts, 2002
 Major: Philosophy

Baylor Law School: Juris Doctor, 1987
 Cum Laude
 Member: Mock Trial Team
 Baylor Order of Barristers

Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
 Civil Trial Law, 1993
 Personal Injury Trial Law, 1993

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Member: Amarillo Bar Association, Director 2000-2002

 Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation

Selected “Attorney of the Year” 1994-1995 by Texas Panhandle Association of Legal Assistants

Named a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009
Admissions and Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

United States District Courts, Northern District of Texas

United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

320 S. Polk, Suite 1000
Amarillo, TX 79101

P: 806-324-0324
F: 806-379-8568
E: [email protected]