I come from a family in the construction business, so I know construction is hard work – getting up at 5:00 a.m. to lay concrete, putty holes and lug supplies. In Texas, it means sometimes working in 110 degree heat. I understand the business, and I bring the same discipline and hard work to what I do for my clients.
Primary Practice: Litigation
W. David Toney advises clients in the areas of construction disputes, commercial litigation, products liability, and personal injury defense. His broad experience in business and commercial litigation, as well as construction and real estate litigation, includes complex, multi-party commercial and residential construction disputes concerning construction and design defects, product failure, warranty claims and allegations of fraud. He represents manufacturers of building products, petrochemicals, and other industrial products.
He has served as national counsel and regional counsel for several manufacturers, managing lawyers and cases throughout the United States, and he has handled cases alleging damages in excess of $1 billion.
David is Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office, and also serves as the firm’s Team Leader for the Construction Team.
David was elected President for 2011 for the Houston Bar Association's Construction Law Section after serving as that section's President-Elect for 2010, Secretary/Treasurer for 2009, and on its council in 2007 and 2008.
David has been named among the Texas Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) since 2012, following his selection to Texas Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) from 2008-2011, which both recognize Texas attorneys based on peer evaluations. David is also ranked among Best Lawyers® in Construction Law (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) Since 2015.
David was selected in 2006 as one of the Top Professionals on the Fast Track by H-Texas Magazine®. The magazine gathered ballots from professionals in Houston in areas as diverse as law, medicine, technology, business and hospitality.
David also speaks and authors articles on a variety of topics concerning the chemical, oil and gas and construction industries. He presented to the Fenestration Manufacturers Association at its Spring and Fall 2007 and 2008 Conferences, and Spring 2009 and 2010 meetings on legal issues of relevance to the door and window industries. He also routinely presents webinars and in-house presentations on topics of interest to companies, industry and trade groups, most recently for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.