Legal Department

About the City Attorney

David Feldman



David M. Feldman was born August 19, 1949, in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from LSU (1970) and a J.D., summa cum laude, from South Texas College of Law (1976).  Feldman served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer from 1970 to 1972, and was employed at the NASA-Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center from 1972 to 1976.


Feldman was appointed as City Attorney by Mayor Parker in April 2010.  Over the course of his 33 years in private practice he served as a partner with the firm of Vinson & Elkins and as managing partner of his own firm, Feldman, Rogers, Morris and Grover, L.L.P., specializing in the representation of both private and public employers in all forms of labor and employment disputes, civil rights litigation and general litigation.  He is licensed to practice before all Texas Courts, the U. S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Texas, the Fifth and Eleventh U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U. S. Supreme Court.  He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named to Texas Super Lawyer (2004-2009), Texas Top Notch Lawyer (2004, 2009) and Best Lawyers in America, (1987, 2009).  He has also served as an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law.


Feldman’s family includes his children Cris, Seth and Lera, and his grandchildren, Max and Asher.  When not practicing law, he enjoys playing tennis, studying political history and traveling (as time permits).