Judge David Peeples served as judge of Bexar County’s 285th District Court (1981-1988), as justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals (1988-1994), and as judge of the 224th District Court (1995-2004). Since retiring from the active trial bench in 2004, he has sat by assignment and served as an arbitrator. From 1996 to 2017 he was the Presiding Judge of the 22-county Fourth Administrative Judicial Region of Texas, and from 2003 to 2017 he chaired the Texas Multi-District Litigation Panel.
He has been a member of the Texas Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules since 1993. He taught as a visiting professor of law at St. Mary’s University School of Law from 2004 to 2007.
Judge Peeples received the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Jurist Award in 2007 and the State Bar Judicial Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
He has been a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Center for the Judiciary, and he lectures annually at the Texas Center for the Judiciary’s College for New Judges.
In October 2017 he became Of Counsel to Prichard Young LLP in San Antonio. He continues to arbitrate and to sit from time to time as a visiting judge.
Professional Organizations and Memberships
State Bar of Texas – Judicial Section
San Antonio Bar Association
Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee (Member since 1993)
University of Texas at Austin College of Law
University of Texas