David Denton brings the discipline of an Ironman triathlete to his work as a trial attorney, with broad experience in civil litigation and labor & employment matters. He has advocated for clients in both state and federal court for almost twenty years. Mr. Denton has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation throughout the courts of Texas as well as before the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Denton’s experience includes handling commercial litigation, employment disputes and litigation, trade secret litigation, catastrophic injury, product liability, construction litigation, and other complex litigation matters. He also routinely assists companies with enforcing restrictive covenants to prevent departing employees from violating confidentiality, non-compete, or non-solicitation agreements.

When he is not in court, Mr. Denton frequently speaks to companies and human resources professionals on labor and employment matters.

Mr. Denton is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of the emerging lawyers in Texas.

Experience
Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Directors’ and Officers’ Liability
  • Residential and Commercial Construction
  • Professional Negligence
  • Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Trucking Litigation
Labor & Employment
  • Employment Litigation
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Labor and employment counseling, including discrimination claims based upon age, disability, gender, national origin, race, and religion; retaliation; wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act; trade secret litigation; claims under Family Medical Leave Act; unemployment claims; and employment torts.
Admissions
  • Texas (2002)
  • Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court
  • Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court
  • Western District of Texas U.S. District Court
Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
Education
  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D. 2002
    • Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal
    • Dean’s Leadership Award
    • Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honors Fraternity)
    • Intern, U.S. District of Texas for the Western District of Texas for the Honorable Edward C. Prado
  • University of North Texas, B.A. 1998
    • Mr. Denton earned his B.A. from the University of North Texas in Political Science.
Honors
  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly & Super Lawyers (2012-2014)
Community

Mr. Denton provides pro bono representation to residents of West Dallas and South Dallas through his volunteer work with Advocates for Community Transformation (Act).

When I learned how to play chess, I discovered it’s not about making the right move all the time – it’s about making the right move at the right time.

My race medals are small reminders that dedication and hard work will get you to the finish line.

I find so much joy in looking back at the gifts I received from my kids to take to work. This is even more true as they grow, and reminds me of the value of time.


More About David Denton

Mr. Denton lives in Prosper with his wife, Jennifer, and two children. David enjoys competing in triathlons, fishing with his kids, and coaching their sports teams.

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