Biography

David Khirallah is a trial lawyer focused defending insurance carriers in all aspects of contractual and extra-contractual litigation. David also defends companies facing lawsuits involving serious personal injuries, death, and catastrophic property damage.

David represents business owners, contractors, and property owners against a wide variety of premises liability and negligence claims.

Representative Experience

  • Represented various insurance carriers with respect to contractual and extra-contractual disputes.
  • Obtained favorable ruling in relation to several plaintiffs’ motions to remand based upon fraudulent joinder of a resident insurance adjuster.
  • Represented insurers in cases involving appraisal and obtained post-appraisal summary judgment dismissing all contractual and extra-contractual claims after payment of the appraisal award.
  • Obtained dismissal of concrete contractor in a construction defect case.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement terms for a company facing claims arising from a fatal electrocution.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of staffing agency in breach of contract claim seeking back payment of commissions.
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunction on behalf of property owners enforcing zoning restrictions.
  • Negotiated settlements between disgruntled partners and shareholders.

Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law  (J.D., 2012)
    • Ave Maria Law Review
  • University of Dallas  (M.B.A., 2009)
    • Corporate Finance
  • University of Dallas  (B.A., 2006)
    • Economics and Finance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2012

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 2012-present 
    • Litigation and Insurance Section Member
  • Dallas Bar Association 2012-present
  • Dallas Association Young Lawyers 2012-present
  • The William ‘Mac’ Taylor American Inn of Court

Speeches and Presentations

  • Dallas Claims Association – Updates in Appraisal Law, February 2019

Firm Highlights

Experience

Thompson Coe Obtains Texas Supreme Court Victory in Shooting Accident Suit

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Thompson Coe Attorneys Argue Before the Texas Supreme Court

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Claims Handling & Litigation: 2021 Freeze and Power Outage Catastrophe

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COVID-19 Response Team - Resources and Updates

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Thompson Coe Partner Gary Pate Wins Complete Defense Verdict in Bench Trial Involving Real Estate Dispute

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Thompson Coe Among Most Active Insurance Litigation Firms in the US, Study finds.

Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons was named among the most active law firms for insurance litigation over the past three years, according to LexMachina’s 2021 Insurance Report. Other firms identified in the report include...

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The 2020 HR Recap

We’ve made it to the recap episode! The good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. Join Kevin and Elaine (Lainey) Luthens as they discuss it all including FFCRA legislation, OSHA, what they...

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The COVID-19 Vaccine Part 2

The golden question: can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine? EEOC has now given guidance surrounding vaccines in the workplace. Join Kevin Mosher and repeat guest, Stephanie Rojo from the Thompson Coe Austin office talk...

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Concurrent Causation Is Key In Texas Storm Insurance Suits

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which ran from June 1 to Nov. 30, was a record-setting year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.[1] The season produced 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes...

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Recruiting in 2021

What is Robert Half’s process? How do they make sure that you get the best candidate for the role? Join Kevin and Andrew McNaughtan, Director of Legal Permanent Placement from Robert Half, talk about the candidate...