David A. Thompson
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David A. Thompson

David A. Thompson

Associate

Denton

After earning a full Army ROTC scholarship, David Thompson graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University. David then obtained his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, where he also graduated magna cum laude. During law school, David was awarded the prestigious Order of the Barrister for his advocacy.  He also participated in several national advocacy teams, in which he won local and regional awards.

After law school, David entered active duty in the U.S. Army, where he served 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 (pending). David continues to serve in the U.S. Army reserves and has obtained the rank of Major.  David looks forward to applying his 12 years of successful advocacy experience to his family law cases at KoonsFuller.

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

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Honors/Accreditations

  • Military Awards
    • Master Qualification (highest level criminal law proficiency) in Military Justice
    • 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; Awarded Order of the Barrister
  • School Negotiation Champion, ABA Regional Negotiation Finalist, ABA National Negotiation Team, Gibbons Moot Court Team, Mock Trial Team
  • Fort Bliss Volunteer Award for Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Recipient of Texas Tech School of Law Jurisprudence Award for Superior Achievement in Family Law
  • Recipient of Texas Tech School of Law Jurisprudence Award for Superior Achievement in Criminal Law

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