J. David Dickson

Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP

David Dickson is a founding partner of Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, LLP and has been representing business and individual clients for 30 years primarily in real estate, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Dickson regularly represents parties in transactions involving the purchase and sale of business entities, complex business transactions, negotiates bankruptcy and business-related settlements and represents several banking institutions.

Since 1983, Mr. Dickson has been certified in Commercial, Residential and Farm & Ranch Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of only 57 attorneys in the State of Texas to hold all three of these certifications. He also serves as general counsel for the Waco Association of Realtors and the Heart of Texas Apartment Owners Association. Mr. Dickson is an adjunct professor at Baylor Law in the real estate area. Mr. Dickson is a former member of the governing council of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

For all his career, Mr. Dickson has worked on behalf of the legal profession serving as a director of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and two terms as chairman of the Professionalism Committee of the State Bar of Texas.

In addition to serving his clients and profession, Mr. Dickson, is currently Vice Chairman of the Waco Foundation, a community foundation with assets in excess of sixty million dollars and has served on the board of directors of the McLennan County Appraisal District and Tax Increment Financing District.

Areas Of Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Real Estate Law – Commercial, Residential and Farm and Ranch, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1983
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. – 1976
    • Honors: Baylor Law Review
  • Texas Christian University
    • B.B.A. Accounting, cum laude – 1974
Classes/Seminars
  • Real Estate Finance, Adjunct Professor, Baylor Law School, 2001 – Present
Professional Association & Special Distinctions
  • State Bar of Texas, Director, 2005-2007
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, President, 2000-2002
  • Adjunct Professor at Baylor Law School, 2000 to the present
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Central Texas Bankruptcy Bar, President, 2000
  • Council of the Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section, State Bar of Texas, 2008-2011
  • Professionalism Committee, State Bar of Texas, Chair, 2008 to 2010
  • Professional-Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas, 2010
  • Chairman – Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Commercial, Residential and Farm & Ranch Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Forms Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2008-Present
  • Best Lawyers 2014-2019 Texas (Wall Street Journal)
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters Service, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014-2017