David FieldingPartner, Fort Worth

David Fielding has been practicing law for more than 40 years in the area of employment law, civil rights law, labor/management relations, wage and hour law, occupational safety and health law, and in the law of restrictive covenants prohibiting competition.

Mr. Fielding is a 1971 graduate of Texas Tech University and received his law degree in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. He sat for the bar examination in February of 1974 and was licensed to practice law in April of 1974.

Principal Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1973
  • Texas Tech University, 1971

In 1987, Mr. Fielding defended the first sexual harassment jury trial ever tried in Texas under the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act and has lectured extensively on the subject of sexual harassment in the workplace.

In 1992, one of his clients was awarded more than $27,000,000.00 by a Tarrant County jury in an employment case. This was the highest jury award in Tarrant County history at that time. More recently, a Wichita County jury awarded one of his clients more than $900,000.00 in an age discrimination case against a large oil company.

 

  • State Bar of Texas, 1974
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • Admitted to the U.S. Dictrict Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Bar Association
  • The Tarrant County Bar Association
  • The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association
  • Senior Citizens Services of Greater Tarrant County (President, 1983-1984)
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association (President, 1984)
  • Fort Worth Zoning Commission (Chairman 1987-1988)
  • Food Bank of Tarrant County
  • Mental Health Association of Tarrant County
  • The Fort Worth Women’s Center
  • Tarrant County Mental Health Housing Development Corporation (President since its inception)
  • The Tarrant County Housing Partnership
  • The Employment Committee of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission, a local 706 Agency in Fort Worth