David R. Clouston

David R. Clouston

David Clouston has been practicing securities, commercial and employment litigation in Dallas, Texas since 1993. With a reputation for unparalleled advocacy in state and federal court, as well as in various arbitration forums, he works closely with brokerage firms, oil, gas and chemical companies, manufacturers and distributors, real estate brokers and agents, and wholesale/retail businesses in a variety of matters, including litigation avoidance, customer disputes and claims, employment and corporate governance issues, products liability claims, and industry disputes.

Notable Cases/Work

  • David represents clients in cases in federal and state courts, and arbitration forums all across the United States and Texas. He also regularly practices before the Texas State Securities Board, FINRA, the NYSE, NASDAQ and the SEC, as well as in regulatory and enforcement proceedings before other state and federal agencies.

Publications and Lectures

  • David has co-authored articles on securities, employment and corporate governance issues published in The National Law Journal, Baylor Law Review, Executive Legal Advisor and In-House Texas. For many years he was the monthly securities podcaster for Texas Lawyer. He has been a guest presenter for several bar associations, and groups, as well as universities and law schools.

Affiliations

  • Former Adjunct Professor, SMU Dedman School of Law Trial Advocacy Program
  • Former SMU Dedman School of Law Mock Trial Coach
  • Texas Bar Association, Employment and Securities Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association, Employment and Securities Sections

Honors and Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America- 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020
  • D Magazine “Best Lawyers” 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lawyers of Distinction

Contact Information

Dallas Office
Founders Square
900 Jackson Street, Suite 440
Dallas, Texas 75202

Direct: (214) 741-3005
Cell: (214) 794-3920
Office: (214) 741-3001
Fax: 214-741-3098

Email: dclouston@sessions.legal


Education

  • North Dakota State University
  • Baylor Law School

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • United State District Court-Northern District of Texas
  • United State District Court-Southern District of Texas
  • United State District Court-Eastern District of Texas
  • United State District Court-Western District of Texas
  • United State Bankruptcy Court-Northern District of Texas
  • United State Bankruptcy Court-Southern District of Texas
  • United State Bankruptcy Court-Eastern District of Texas
  • United State Bankruptcy Court-Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court-District of Colorado
  • United States District Court-District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals- Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals- Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

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