David W. Weygandt, “the Singing Lawyer,” is an Associate at Jason J. Joy & Associates, where he practices general civil litigation and mass tort litigation. David has worked on cases dealing with wrongful death (both aviation and automobile), commercial breach of contract and pharmaceutical drugs. David also assists creative professionals (e.g. writers, composers, performers & business owners) protect their intellectual property.
As part of his practice, David helps individuals and businesses seek compensation for physical and economic injuries in both federal and state lawsuits, as well as mass tort settlement programs like the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic & Property Settlement Program. David has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and discovery requests, briefing jurisdictional and procedural issues, arguing for the compulsive production of discovery, taking depositions, and appealing cases to the Fifth Circuit. David has assisted clients in Texas, Louisiana, and Idaho.
Before coming to Jason J. Joy & Associates, David worked at Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP. While at SM&Q, he artfully argued a motion to compel against an insurance defense firm and won. David was a judicial intern to The Honorable Mike Engelhart of the 151st Civil District Court and The Honorable Jan Krocker of the 184th Criminal District Court. During those experiences, he saw firsthand how judges make decisions and what effective lawyering looks like and utilizes that knowledge and expertise on every case he encounters.
David received his Juris Doctorate with high honors (magna cum laude) from South Texas College of Law in Downtown Houston. While studying law, he received many accolades and scholarships for his achievements as an advocate and a leader in the community. As an advocate, David received an Outstanding Advocate/Top Ten Best Speaker Award and represented the school in a Mock Trial Competition.
While studying at South Texas, David served on the Board of Advocates and was a member of the ACLU and NLG @ STCL. In his third year, David was a pupilage member of The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and the President of the ACLU and NLG @ STCL. As president, David produced a successful series entitled America the Beautiful: The Consequences of Freedom and a panel discussion on Net Neutrality. David is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association and Phi Delta Phi, the legal honor society.