David J. Parsons 

David J. Parsons

2323 Bryan Street,
Suite 2200
Dallas,Texas 75201-2689
Telephone: (214) 969-4977
Facsimile: (214) 969-4999




Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation

Practice Description

Practicing principally in the areas of bankruptcy and business reorganization, Mr. Parsons has represented secured and unsecured creditors, examiners, creditors committees and debtors in a wide range of bankruptcy related matters and litigation. Mr. Parsons has a particular emphasis on the representation of Section 524(g) Asbestos Trusts and all matters pertaining thereto. Mr. Parsons also represents parties in commercial litigation. Mr. Parsons also provides advice and representation to non-profit entities.

Representative Matters

  • Extensive trial and appellate briefing of complex legal issues on behalf of a variety of parties in bankruptcy reorganization proceedings.
  • Represented asbestos-related tort creditors in various matters in a number of complex bankruptcy cases including Pittsburgh Corning, W.R. Grace, Federal-Mogul, Owens Corning, Flintkote, G-I Holdings and Congoleum.
  • Provided advice and legal representation to trusts set up under 11 U.S.C § 524(g) to compensate creditors holding claims to be paid by the trusts post-bankruptcy.
  • Represented various creditors’ committees in complex chapter 11 cases in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters.

Education Experience and Affiliations

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2002); Order of the Coif.
  • University of Nottingham School of Law, England (LL.B., with honors, 1998; LL.M., with distinction, 2000); Member of Editorial Committee of the Nottingham Journal of Human Rights Law; Recipient of Nottingham Law Graduates Association Moot Court Prize.
  • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.
  • Member, State Bar of Texas and Dallas Bar Association.
  • Mr. Parsons is Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. In this capacity, Mr. Parsons serves as the general counsel to a religious non-profit umbrella organization of over 70 churches in North Texas
  • Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law since Fall, 2010.
  • Adjunct Lecturer in Media Law & Ethics at Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, TX, 2001-2002.
  • Standup comic at Dallas Comedy House, The Comedy Arena, McKinney, Stomping Ground Comedy Theater, Dallas and Rampantly Productions.

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-Author, with Sander L. Esserman, of The Case for Broad Access to 11 U.S.C. § 524(g) in Light of the Third Circuit's Ongoing Business Requirement Dicta in Combusion Engineering, 62 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 187


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