David A. Thompson



David Thompson has spent the last 13 years successfully advocating on behalf of hundreds of clients. A U.S. Army veteran, David is proud and excited to fight alongside the attorneys of KoonsFuller, P.C., in their efforts to protect and advance clients’ critical family law interests.

Prior to joining KoonsFuller, P.C. David served on active duty in the U.S. Army for twelve years as a Judge Advocate (i.e. military lawyer). In addition to deploying to Afghanistan, where he earned a Bronze Star medal, David served in multiple capacities, including advocate to Soldiers and their families, advisor to commanders on the law of war, and prosecutor in courts-martial. He also served as a military defense counsel, where he zealously advocated for his soldier clients, and attorney for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. After years of trial experience in these various roles, David was selected by the highest ranking attorney in the U.S. Army to teach trial advocacy and procedure to lawyers and paralegals at The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School—the only ABA accredited school in the U.S. military. David’s legal writing skills have been recognized in scholarly publications such as the Army Lawyer and University of Texas Law Review. David continues to serve in the U.S. Army reserves as a Senior Defense Counsel and has obtained the rank of Major.

David is married to his wife, Kate, and has two children, Vivienne and Alexander. In his free time, David enjoys running, singing karaoke and spending time with family and friends.

Education & Admissions

  • The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, LL.M., 2019
  • University of Texas Tech School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Xavier University, B.S.B.A., University Scholars Program, Williams School of Business Honors, magna cum laude, 2006
  • Licensed in Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals

Honors & Awards

Military Awards:

  • Master Qualification (highest level criminal law proficiency) in Military Justice, 2022
  • Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal (awarded two times)
  • Army Commendation Medal (awarded three times)
  • Army Achievement Medal (awarded three times)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Airborne Qualified
  • Air Assault Qualified
  • German Armed Forces Troop Proficiency Badge (Gold)
  • Selected as Judge Advocate Field Screening Officer (four times)


  • Selected to Board of Barristers, 2008
  • Awarded Order of the Barrister, 2009
  • Texas Tech University School of Law Negotiation Champion, 2007
    • ABA Regional Negotiation Finalist, 2007
    • ABA National Negotiation Team, 2009
    • Gibbons Moot Court Team, 2008
    • Mock Trial Team, 2008
  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Achievement in Family Law, Texas Tech School of Law, 2009
  • Jurisprudence Award for Superior Achievement in Criminal Law, Texas Tech School of Law, 2007
  • Fort Bliss Volunteer Award for Big Brothers Big Sisters, 2018

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Supporting Victims of Sexual Misconduct: Three Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) Driven Solutions to Three Problems Revealed by the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee Report, Texas Law Review: Volume 101 - Issue 3, 2023
  • Author, “Truth or Dare? An SVC’s Dilemma in Handling a Client’s Potential Falsehoods”, The Army Lawyer: Issue 4, 2019
  • Professor, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA, 2019-2022
    • Courses of Instruction (Advocacy and Criminal Law; over 1000 hours)
      • Judge Advocate Basic Officer Training Course
      • Judge Advocate Graduate Course
      • Intermediate Trial Advocacy Course
      • Military Justice Leaders Course
      • Military Justice Adviser’s Course
      • Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course
      • Military Judge’s Course
      • Special Victims’ Counsel Course
      • Special Victims’ Counsel–Child and Domestic Violence Victims Course
      • Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course

Professional & Community Involvement

  • U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General's Corps, 2022-Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, 2022-Present
  • Denton Bar Association, 2022-Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer, 2016-2018
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