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David M. Vereeke

Partner

Location: Dallas, Texas

Phone: (214) 317-4448

888-312-1750

Fax: 214-824-5490

Email: E-mail Me

Former school teacher, David Vereeke, is a partner in the firm. He brings extensive trial experience to the group having tried many jury trials in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton, Parker, Palo Pinto, Upshur, and Harris Counties.

He believes in helping to keep people in their homes. When a person has had their home wrongfully foreclosed, that person has been betrayed by their mortgage company. One of his mentors, Gerry Spence, has convinced him that betrayal is the most powerful theme a wronged person can have in trial.

Mr. Vereeke has obtained jury verdicts and settlements of over $60,000,000 in his 39 year career. He tried his first jury trial November 3,1975. He believes who is on the jury is more important than the facts of the case. He spends a lot of study time and practice time getting ready for jury selection. As his mentor, Gerry Spence, says, “You have to show them yours, before they will show you theirs.” And by the way, he won that 1st jury trial in November 1975.

Mr. Vereeke has handled over 5,000 personal injury cases in the 39 years he has practiced law in Dallas. The cases range from premises liability (slip and fall) to car/truck crashes to product liability. In 2001, he had a Stowers liability jury verdict that forced the insurance company to have to pay twice the amount of the policy limits. A Dallas County jury awarded his client the largest slip and fall verdict for the year 2003. The year 2006 saw a jury award Mr. Vereeke’s client the largest car wreck verdict in Denton County for that year. However, as every attorney knows, results in one case do not guarantee similar results in another case. Insurance companies and mortgage are different; juries and judges are different; venues are different.

Mr. Vereeke is a charter member of Stonebriar Community Church, He is active in the church and has been a facilitator of the divorce recovery program since the program began in 2000.

He and Mr. Peacock went to Baylor Law School together. As he is fond of saying, Mr. Peacock introduced him to the first video game, Pong. They played it together at the Union Building at Baylor.

Mr. Vereeke joined the firm August 16, 2010 and is excited about trying cases with his old friend Jack Peacock and the Gagnon, Peacock, and Vereeke team.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Foreclosure
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Consumer Litigation
  • Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas

  • J.D. – 1974
  • Honors: Honors List, 1973

Baylor University, Waco, Texas

  • B.A. – 1968
  • Major: English
  • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Premises Liability Evolution, Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 54, No.10, 1991

Representative Cases

  • Weaver v. KFC Management, Inc., 750 S.W.2d 24 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1988)

Classes/Seminars

  • Voir Dire: Rules and Tactics for the Trial Lawyer, Trying Auto Crash Cases, 1990
  • Premises Liability into the 1990’s, Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Honors List, Baylor Law School, Summer of 1973
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Senior Life Fellow
  • AV Rated (highest rating) Martindale/Hubbell
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers’ College 2007
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1998 – 2000
  • Texas Trial Lawyer Association, Associate Director, 1989 – 2002
  • The American Association for Justice (formally ATLA)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Tarrant County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of David M. Vereeke, P.C., Principal, 1991 – 2010
  • Anthony and Vereeke, P.C., Partner, 1985 – 1991
  • Law Offices of Regis Mullin, P.C., Associate, 1984 – 1985
  • Jenkins & Watkins, PC, Associate, 1974 – 1979

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
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