David J. Beck
Mr. Beck, a founding partner of Beck Redden LLP, received his law degree from The University of Texas at Austin Law School in 1965. The U. T. Law School has named The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy after him. He has been named an Outstanding Alumnus of the Law School and a Distinguished Alumnus of U. T. Austin.
Mr. Beck is consistently recognized as one of our country’s preeminent trial lawyers. He was listed in Best Lawyers in America from 1985-2017 and was one of the few listed in eight different practice areas. He was named a 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Texas for Antitrust Law by Texas' Best Lawyers and was also recognized for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and several other practice areas. He is recognized in Chamber USA with a Band 1 ranking, the highest ranking attainable, in Litigation: Trial Lawyers (Nationwide) Litigation; Energy & Natural Resources (Texas); Litigation: General Commercial (Texas), (2013-2016). In Thomson Reuters, he is recognized as “Top 10 Super Lawyers – Texas,” 2003-2017. Most recently, he was listed in Benchmark Litigation, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.” He is a prolific writer and has won awards for his legal writing.
He was appointed to the prestigious Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2004 and reappointed to a 3-year-term by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2007. The Committee’s members include some of the leading judges, academicians, and practitioners in the United States.
Mr. Beck served as chair of the UT Law School Foundation Board of Trustees from 2002-2005. He continued to serve as a member of that board until he was appointed to a six year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in January 2015.