Clinton J. David
Areas of Practice
General Business Transactions
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Complex Dispute Resolution
Clint David has a unique vision of the law. While many attorneys use the legal system as a weapon against the competition, Clint considers law the art of the possible, creating new and creative ways for his clients to do business.
As the founder and Managing Shareholder of David, Goodman & Madole, Clint handles the overall direction of the firm. His legal practice focuses on general business and real estate transactions with an emphasis on the resolution of complex business disputes that may involve elements of employment law, corporate law or other legal areas. Since 1984, when he left the large firm world and founded David, Goodman & Madole, he has managed the firm as a haven for lawyers with an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent business and legal instincts.
Clint’s view of law as a positive force has made him the go-to guy for many local and national media outlets who want a commentator who is easily understood by listeners and viewers. Clint often appears as a legal analyst, both in the studio and out, on local TV newscasts and on programs such as Good Morning Texas. He has conducted a weekly legal commentary in his segment “DaybreakUSA Legal” on nationally syndicated IRN/USA Radio, has a regular “ask the lawyer” segment on Sirius Satellite Radio, and he can frequently be heard locally on WBAP, KRLD, and other talk and news radio stations across the country, such as America Tonight. Even though his firm does not practice criminal law, Clint was engaged by local media to explain the legal nuances and strategies for the largest public corruption trial in Dallas history involving a Dallas City Council member. Clint has appeared as a legal analyst on Geraldo At Large on the Fox News Channel. He has also become a regular guest on the Willis Report and as a legal analyst on the Tom Sullivan Show, both of which are on the Fox Business Network.
Clint was named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2005 by Thomson Reuters Services, as printed in the October 2005 issue of Texas Monthly magazine.
Clint is a fourth generation Dallas native and active as a member of the CEO President’s Club. For 15 years, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Greenhill School and also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
J.D., cum laude - Texas Tech University School of Law - 1980 (Order of the Coif, Texas Tech Law Review)
B.A., cum laude - Kalamazoo College - 1977
Texas Super Lawyer 2005 (Thomson Reuters)
Lead Articles and Book Review Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review
National Board of Barristers, Member
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Dallas Holocaust Museum - Former Director
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Of A Business Mindset
On David, Goodman & Madole's 25-year anniversary, Managing Shareholder Clint David explains how he built the firm from scratch using a novel idea: run a law firm like a business.
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