Admitted in D.C. and Texas
David has represented businesses, non-profit organizations, and government employees in private practice since 1996.
Prior to that he worked for six years in Washington, D.C. in federal and state government relations. His final position there was Manager, Federal and State Programs, for the American Chemical Society. The first year after law school he worked for a D.C. law firm on employment and constitutional law cases.
He is particularly equipped to handle complex disputes with overlapping legal and public policy issues, given his: (1) work in federal government relations in DC; (2) government relations experience from a DC base but directed at the state and local level; (3) six years of service as a local non-partisan elected official; (4) service as a chair of a county-level political party organization; and (5) frequent litigation against government entities.
He served as an elected at-large member of the Waco School Board from 2005-2011, serving as President of the Board during the 2008-2009 school year. He also has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations. He is a prior president of the Waco Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a prior president of the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association. He served for six years on the Membership Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association.
He serves on the editorial Board of Contributors for the Waco Tribune-Herald, a Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. newspaper. He has written profiles of the prior two Chief (federal) Judges for the Western District of Texas for The Federal Lawyer, the magazine of the Federal Bar Association. He served as Chair of the McLennan County Democratic Party from February 2013 through mid-June 2014.
David received a J.D. from Baylor Law School in 1989 and a B.A. from Baylor University in 1988. While in law school, he clerked in Baylor’s Office of General Counsel and Government Relations.
He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of Texas. He also is admitted to practice before a number of federal appeals courts (D.C. Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Fifth Circuit), federal district courts (District of Columbia and all four Texas districts), the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His casework has been covered in the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Washington Times, Federal Times, San Antonio Business Journal, Energy & Environment Daily, and other publications.
He has contributed the D.C. Court of Appeals case summaries for the Federal Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section – Monthly Circuit Update.
He has had the 40-hour mediator training and is a member of the National Association for Community Mediation. He has participated as a mediator or party representative in numerous mediations since 1996. He also has served as a party representative in arbitrations.
Admitted in Georgia and Texas
Kristofer is of-counsel to the firm.
Legislation he authored for regulated industries has been adopted in three states. He offers expertise in business litigation, health care law, risk management, representation before state and federal administrative agencies, and state government affairs/lobbying for regulated industries, including Emergency Medical Services and commercial fire-equipment manufacturers and dealers.
He is a graduate of Baylor University with a B.A. in Religion and an M.A. in Sociology. He was admitted as a Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology at Emory University before enrolling as a Woodruff Scholar at the University of Georgia Law School, from which he graduated cum laude in 1990.
During law school, he was Executive Notes Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Following law school, he served two years as law clerk to the Hon. J. Owen Forrester, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia.
Kristofer also is admitted to practice in all Georgia and Texas state courts, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Federal Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Circuits, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.