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David Payma heads the firm’s criminal defense practice. He is a trusted and dedicated criminal defense attorney practicing in counties throughout Texas. He has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases and has years of experience helping clients keep their records clean. He will fight to protect your rights. His commitment to defending his clients coupled with his knowledge of the law are part of the reason he has been able to effectively secure dismissals for clients in Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Denton County, and several other counties. David recognizes the difficulties associated with every case and works tirelessly to try and reach the best possible outcome for all of his clients. He understands that every case is unique and that every client is facing different circumstances. That is why David works with every client to try to ensure the best possible outcome on their case.
David is a native Texan from Dallas and decided to stay close to his roots when he went to college. He earned his undergraduate degree from Austin College in Sherman. After graduating college, he worked in the City of Dallas Mayor and Council office for almost a year before heading to law school. His dedication to the public sector during his time at the Mayor and Council Office earned David the Presidents’s Gold Volunteer award for dedication to public service. In 2014, David graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree from Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth. While in law school, David clerked for the Texas Attorney General’s Office. After graduation he worked for several private law firms that specialized in criminal defense, personal injury, and general litigation. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and he has a passion for cooking Texas barbecue.
David is a firm believer that the client comes first and makes a point to regularly communicate with each and every client from start to finish on his or her case. His knowledge and experience of the law enable him to understand the complexities of each case. He understands that having a criminal case can be a difficult period of time for his clients. That is why David tries to make it easy for you to take care of your legal case because he knows that life doesn’t stop when you’re charged with a crime. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime or needs legal assistance, have them call David to fight for them.
Texas State Bar
J.D. - Texas A&M University School of Law
B.S. - Austin College
State Bar of Texas
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association