David J. Lumber

David J. Lumber


Phone (956) 618-3000


David Lumber has lived and practiced law in McAllen since 1998. During that time, Mr. Lumber’s practice has included personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, appellate litigation and bankruptcy litigation. Building upon his academic background, Mr. Lumber particularly enjoys handling cases involving complex issues. Additionally, Mr. Lumber’s knowledge of the law is widespread and diverse. Mr. Lumber’s approach to the practice of law is based upon pragmatism-understanding the potential outcomes for a case and balancing the best result with expedience in resolution.

Mr. Lumber has tried basic personal injury cases, a tortious interference with business relationship cases, insurance disputes, and cases in bankruptcy. Additionally, Mr. Lumber has successfully handled and argued several cases which were appealed to higher courts, with many of those appeals being published in the law reporters.

“I have always viewed the practice of law as an academic pursuit, and my favorite cases are those in which my knowledge and understanding of the law will be expanded.”


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 1997
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Reed College
    • B.A. – 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1998

Representative Cases

  • Denial of Discharge in Bankruptcy to Debtor engaged in Fraud, 2011, WL 672336
  • Cantu v. Guerra & Moore, Ltd, LLP, Affirmed $1.6 million trial verdict, 2009, 328 S.W.3d 1
  • Yarto v. Gilliland, Affirmed Accelerated Appeal of Temporary Injunction, 2009, 287 S.W.3d 83
  • Dominguez v. Payne, Affirmed ? Reversal of Summary Judgment on Piercing Corporate Veil, 2003, 112 S.W.3d 866

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Justice, Member, 2006 to Present
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member, 2002 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Member, 2005 to Present


  • Best Brief Award, 1995

Classes & Seminars

  • Texas Bar CLE, Soaking up Some CLE—Bankruptcy for the Non-Practitioner, Seminar Speaker 2015


Pro-Bono Activities

  • Vice President, Stonewall Democrats of the Rio Grande Valley, 2009

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa