AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Employment Law
ADMISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Admitted Texas, 1988
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- Member State Bar of Texas
- Member Dallas Bar Association
- J.D., University of Texas 1988 Phi Delta Phi-International Legal Honor Society
- University of Pittsburgh 1982
- B.S. Business Administration
- Summa Cum Laude Beta Gamma Sigma-International Business Honor Society
- I am a long time resident of Coppell, Texas. My wife and I have a daughter and a son. I serve on the advisory board of Pro Source Athletics, a youth baseball organization.
David Gross is an attorney with over 20 years’ experience. His civil litigation practice has involved the representation of large and small businesses, as well as individuals, in matters before administrative agencies and various state and federal courts.
David has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of business and employment disputes, including cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, defamation, negligence, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of covenants not to compete, intentional infliction of emotional distress and employment discrimination.
David has been involved in the defense of class and collective actions while serving as outside and in-house counsel.
Prior to joining Clouse Dunn, David was the Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources for U.S. Home Systems, Inc., a NASDAQ traded company that was acquired by the Home Depot. He was responsible for overseeing the human resource functions of the company and providing business and legal advice to the executive team. As the result of his in-house experience, David dealt with business, employment and other legal issues in approximately 30 states.
David also spent 10 years as a Partner with the Dallas office of Jackson Walker, LLP. Prior to Jackson Walker, David practiced law at the law firms of Looper Reed Mark & McGraw, and Godwin Carlton & Maxwell.
David is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and is licensed to practice law in Texas. David has handled cases before the United States Court of Appeal for Fifth Circuit, various United States District Courts for the State of Texas, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Court of Appeals in Texas.
Published decisions of cases that David was involved in include:
Szczepanik v.First Southern Trust Co., 883 S.W. 2d 648 (Tex.1994) (obtained reversal of an appellate court judgment before the Texas Supreme Court in a frequently cited case regarding the legal sufficiency of evidence necessary to prove lost profits in Texas)
Oldham v. Orix Financial Services, Inc., 2007 W.L. 530202 (N.D. Tex. February 21. 2007) (obtained summary judgment for employer in a breach of contract and fraud suit brought by a sales representative to recover commissions)
Hinds v. Orix Capital Markets, L.L.C., 2003 W.L. 22132791 (N.D. Tex. September 11, 2003) (obtained summary judgment for employer in a fraud, breach of contract and promissory estoppel suit brought by a newly hired employee)
Millennium Restaurant Group, Inc. v. City of Dallas, 191 F. Supp. 2d 802 (N.D. Tex. 2002) (successfully represented client against the City of Dallas and obtained a declaration that a city ordinance was unconstitutional)