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David N. Kitner

Senior Counsel


901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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Fax: +12146594079
B.A., Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1970
J.D., with Honors, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1973, Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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David N. Kitner

Senior Counsel

David Kitner represents clients in civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on business/commercial disputes and professional liability defense. He is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried approximately 85 jury trials. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

David is Clark Hill Strasburger general counsel and loss prevention partner; Chair of the professional liability practice group; and a member of the firm's Ethics Committee.


  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2019)
  • Named among The Best Lawyers in America - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers (2006-2019)


  • American College of Trial Lawyers (inducted 1999)
    • Board of Editors, American College of Trial Lawyers Journal (2013-Present)
    • Texas State Committee,
      • Member (2005-2015)
      • Chair (2012-2014)
      • Vice-Chair (2010-2012),
    • National Trial Competition Committee, Member (2009-2014)
  • Grievance Oversight Committee, Appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas
    • Member (2018-present)
  • Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals, Appointed by Supreme Court of Texas
    • Member (2012-2018)
    • Chair (2015-2018)
    • Vice Chair (2014-2015)
  • District 6A Grievance Committee
    • Member (2003-2009)
    • Panel Chair (2008-2009)
  • Community Police Oversight Board, Member (2019-present)
  • Dallas Citizens Police Review Board, Member (2017-2019)
  • Dallas County Grand Jury, Member (2016)
  • Suicide and Crisis Center, Board Member (2001-2007), President (2005-2007)
  • Dallas Housing Finance Corporation, Board Member (2006-2016)
  • Community Partners of Dallas, Board of Trustees (2010-present)
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • Guest Lecturer/Professional Responsibility/Ethics
    • Former Trial Advocacy Instructor
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Senior Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
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