David R. Montpas


David leads PY’s appellate and litigation support group, which is responsible for drafting and/or arguing the firm’s substantive pleadings from petitions and answers to dispositive motions, to post-trial and appellate motions and briefs. Separating work in this fashion allows PY’s trial lawyers to do what they do best – advocacy and problem solving – while being supplied with all the arguments and briefing they need to succeed.

Over the last twenty-three years, David has briefed and argued cases before both federal and state appellate courts. His litigation career spans a variety of practice areas from construction and commercial disputes, to intellectual property litigation, employment disputes and arbitrations.

David has spent his entire career in San Antonio, beginning at McCamish, Deely & Rapp in 1995 and later becoming a partner in McCamish, Socks and Montpas beginning in 2000. David joined PY in 2004 and has been a partner at the firm since 2011.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1995
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 Recognitions

Texas Super Lawyer (2017)
S.A. Scene’s “S.A. Lawyers: Best of 2013” Appellate Law


St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, Texas
Juris Doctor, 1995
cum laude

University of Texas
Austin, Texas
B.A. History, 1992
With Honors