David DennyPartner, Dallas

David Denny has represented clients in complex litigation cases involving multi-district-products liability claims, e-commerce copyright claims, and general negligence claims.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Houston (J.D., 1993), magna cum laude
    • Senior Research Editor Houston Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barons
  • Texas A&M University (B.S., 1990), Major in Psychology

Mr. Denny is a trial lawyer who has handled a broad spectrum of matters from inception through the appellate process in a variety of jurisdictions.

Representative matters include:

  • Sued a foreign-government-owned repair station on behalf of an air carrier related to the improper repair of in the turbine section of a jet engine;
  • Defended e-commerce copyright when the alleged violations were captured on videotape;
  • Handled an aircraft broker’s suit against an institutional lender related to oppressive conduct for the broker’s floor-plan agreement with the lender;
  • Took over representation of a Software and Information Industry Association audit, creating an additional six-figures of savings for the client;
  • Represented spouse in domestic litigation, successfully challenging a settlement agreement and obtaining more favorable disposition;
  • Obtained injunction for aviation manufacturer in trade secret case against Parts Manufacturer Approval holder attempting to bring knock-off parts to market;
  • Obtained directed verdict for aviation manufacturer sued by contract worker for copyright claims related to software allegedly created by contract worker;
  • Defended aviation manufacturer against fraud and products-liability claims arising out of a series of aircraft purchases;
  • Obtained take-nothing judgment in favor of ERISA plan and six-figure judgment in favor of ERISA plan on counterclaim when sued by a claimant alleging underpayment;
  • Upheld dismissal on appeal in favor of flight training facility against sexual harassment claims;
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • All Courts of the State of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit United States
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Mr. Denny is a Sunday School teacher for 4-year olds at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
  • Mr. Denny is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
  • Mr. Denny is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Rosser v. Raytheon Excess Pension Plan, 2008 WL 4791494, 46 Employee Benefits Cas. 1027 (N.D.Tex. 2008)
  • McKee v. Texas Star Salon, LLC, 2007 WL 2381246 (N.D.Tex. 2007)
  • IAC, Ltd. v. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 160 S.W.3d 191 (Tex.App.—Fort Worth 2005)
  • McNeel v. Kemper Casualty Ins. Co., 2004 WL 1635757 (N.D.Tex. 2004)
  • Buenrostro v. Flight Safety Int’l, Inc., 62 Fed. Appx. 556 (5th Cir. 2003)
  • Southwest Country Enter., Inc. v. Ashford, 2002 WL 32341849 (Tex.App.—Eastland 2002)
  • In re Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., 87 S.W.3d 139 (Tex.App.—Fort Worth 2002)
  • Gauthe v. Asbestos Corp. Ltd., 703 So.2d 763 (La. App. 5 Cir. 1997)
  • State v. Sprint Communications Co., L.P., 699 So.2d 1058 (La. 1997)
  • Life Ins. Co. of Georgia v. Johnson, 684 So.2d 685 (Ala. 1996)
  • Smith v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 927 S.W.2d 85 (Tex.App.—Houston [1 Dist.] 1996)
  • Barron v. CNA Ins. Co., 678 So.2d 735 (Ala. 1996)