David Pipal is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice is focused in the areas of construction law, surety law, product liability, business litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance defense. On the construction side, Mr. Pipal represents developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and design professionals in construction defect, general liability, and insurance defense matters. He prosecutes and defends-against contractual indemnity claims and advises clients on these and other risk-transfer strategies.
Mr. Pipal handles a variety of business and commercial disputes. He has litigated complicated and emotional business “break-ups” and pursued the assets of individual owners under alter-ego theories and through the bankruptcy process. Mr. Pipal also serves as outside general counsel to several companies, providing general legal advice and representing clients before governmental entities.
For more than a decade, Mr. Pipal has represented insurance companies and their named insured’s in general liability matters. He is knowledgeable in the areas of insurance coverage and surety law and advises clients on insurance policy exclusions and endorsements and other risk-management strategies.
Mr. Pipal received his law degree from Santa Clara University, where he was editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. He received his B.A. (English) from Boston College. Mr. Pipal is admitted to practice law in Texas and California.
- Construction Law
- Products Liability
- Insurance Defense
- Commercial Bankruptcy
- Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
- Boston College, B.A.
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of California
- United States District Court, N.D. of Texas
- United States District Court, E.D. of Texas
- United States District Court, E.D. of California