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David N. Kitner

Senior Counsel
fax +1 214.659.4079

David Kitner, a skilled trial lawyer, represents clients in civil litigation matters involving business and commercial disputes and professional liability.

A continued steward of the Firm, his primary role is as Clark Hill’s General Counsel, advising the Firm on legal matters including loss prevention, risk management and ethics.


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


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation (2010-2024); Insurance Law (2006-2024); Litigation-Labor and Employment (2011-2024)

Named among The Best Lawyers in America – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment by Best Lawyers (2006-2020)

Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2021)


American College of Trial Lawyers (inducted 1999)

Board of Editors, American College of Trial Lawyers Journal (2013-Present)

Texas State Committee, Chair (2012-2014), Vice-Chair (2010-2012), Member (2005-2015)

National Trial Competition Committee, Member (2009-2014)

Legal Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Member (2020-present)

Grievance Oversight Committee, Appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas (2018-present)

Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals, Appointed by Supreme Court of Texas, Chair (2015-2018), Vice Chair (2014-2015), Member (2012-2018)

District 6A Grievance Committee, Member (2003-2009), Panel Chair (2008-2009)

Community Police Oversight Board (2019-present)

Dallas Citizens Police Review Board (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

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Bar Foundation, Senior Life Fellow

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

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