David M. Prichard

David has practiced law for more than 35 years, trying over 150 lawsuits to jury verdict. He has handled cases across the country, representing domestic and foreign manufacturers of a broad array of products, including automobiles, heavy trucks, recreational products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and firearms. He has also represented large, multinational corporations, midsized companies and individuals in commercial matters throughout the country and across the State of Texas including such diverse matters as oil and gas disputes, antitrust cases, intellectual property suits, First Amendment challenges, and political controversies.

David began his career at San Antonio’s largest full-service law firm where he practiced for almost 15 years and quickly earned equity shareholder status. In 1993, David started a litigation and appellate boutique, and then launched PRICHARD YOUNG with Kevin Young in 1999. David has earned the respect of fellow trial lawyers nationwide and is recognized as a top trial lawyer by local, regional and national publications. David’s practice has diversified over the years with clients asking him to defend lawyers in professional negligence cases, oil and gas matters and other commercial cases.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Board of Trial Advocates – San Antonio Advocate
Product Liability Advisory Council, Sustaining Member
Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee – Member 2003; Chairman 2013 – Present
Best Lawyers in America (multi-year designation)
Texas Super Lawyers (multi-year designation)
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Verdicts of 2010-2012 – Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame
International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers: Product Liability Defense
Top-Rated Commercial Litigation Lawyer 2013
2011 Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year
Texas Bar Foundation


Southern Methodist University School of Law
Dallas, Texas
Juris Doctor, 1978

Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
B.A. Political Science & History, 1975
summa cum laude