David L. Kerby

David L. Kerby

Lubbock, Texas
  • Board Certified - Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Personal Injury Trial Law
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

David was born in San Angelo, Texas, and spent his childhood there with the exception of several years of early high school in Capitan, New Mexico.  After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Animal Science, he graduated from Texas Christian University’s Ranch Management Program and then studied law at the Texas Tech School of Law from where he graduated with his jurisprudence doctorate in 2003.  While in law school, he served on the Texas Tech School of Law Board of Barristers and clerked for George Thompson Law Offices.   

During college, David was a professional farrier and a licensed race horse trainer.  David tried his first jury trial as a third year law student with a bar card and since then he has dozens of cases to a verdict during his career as lead counsel.  His clients have ranged from individuals to publicly traded corporations.  He has both successfully represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in civil lawsuits in state and federal court.  His litigation practice has ranged from wrongful death, personal injury, land disputes, oil & gas litigation, dram shop, medical and professional liability, commercial disputes and civil rights litigation.          

David became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2009 and is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.  Ten percent or less of attorneys in Texas are board certified and as an AV rated attorney he has been ranked at the highest level of ethical and professional ability by his peers.  He is also an Associate Member in American Board of Trial Advocates and served as the Lubbock Chapter President for 2017 and served two terms on the District 16 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas.

In addition to his litigation practice, David regularly serves as a mediator across West Texas where his experience in representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants allows him insight in assisting parties to resolve their disputes.    

David is licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas and New Mexico.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas.

David lives near Lubbock with his wife and their two sons. 

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Trial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Abuse / Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Death
  • Mineral Disputes
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury, Texas Board of Legal Specialization , 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2011
  • New Mexico, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - May, 2003
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    • R.M. - May, 1999
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.S. - December, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • District 16 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation in 2018—an honor bestowed on 1/3 of 1% of licensed attorneys in Texas