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David M.




Edwardsville, IL


Areas of Practice

  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
  • Products Liability
  • Talc
  • Tobacco
  • Toxic Tort


  • Texas Tech University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. in Finance, 1982


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the
    • Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas

Practice Description

David M. Bays focuses his practice on the defense of complex, multi-party civil cases involving a wide range of subjects, including personal injury, products liability, toxic torts, and commercial litigation. He has over 20 years of experience working on behalf of international oil and gas companies and oil field service companies in complex commercial litigation, representing them in state and federal courts and before domestic and international arbitration panels.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Top Lawyers in Houston (by H-Texas Magazine) (2013)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Texas Tech Law Review
    • Editor