Caldwell East & Finlayson, PLLC, is pleased to announce that David B. West has joined the firm as a Partner.
Mr. West represents banks, trust departments, businesses, families and non-profits in disputes involving trusts and estates, banking, business and property disputes. An experienced litigation attorney, West is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and has represented clients in more than 50 jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations in federal and state courts.
In addition to his litigation practice, West is a trusted advisor to banks on the rights of parties in accounts, powers of attorney, check fraud, ACH and wire fraud, elder fraud and Uniform Commercial Code issues.
West has been recognized by BL Rankings in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2011 and by Texas Super Lawyers each year since 2009. He was also named one of San Antonio’s Top Attorneys by San Antonio Magazine for each of the past two years.
West previously served as the head of the Litigation Department and on the Management Advisory Committee of Cox & Smith Incorporated. He was part of the office of firm counsel for Cox & Smith Incorporated and, subsequently, Dykema Gossett, PLLC, where he practiced for more than 30 years. Prior to private practice, West was a law clerk for The Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, Justice of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and The Honorable Jack Roberts, U. S. District Court, Austin. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in Austin and was a writer on the Review of Litigation.