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Why Did You Decide to Become a Bankruptcy Lawyer
David B. Packard was born on November 18, 1966 in Houston, Texas. As a young child, David spent his days playing with his brothers and doing chores on the 32-AC small family farm. When he reached high school, he started to come into his own. He was a good musician, playing first chair in the trumpet section and composing the senior class song, which was sung at graduation. He was the senior class president and earned his Eagle Scout award. He also joined the debate team and partnered with his brother Dan, where "the Packard debaters" became known as "the team to beat." (Thirty years later, David and Dan are still together.)
After high school, David lived in Argentina for two years. While living in South America, he learned to love the people, the culture, and the Spanish language. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks the language every day here in San Antonio.
David excelled in college where he studied economics. There, he dated and eventually married his lifetime sweetheart, Emmeline Espiritu. David and his wife Emmeline would later go onto have six children. The youngest two children live at home and attend school in San Antonio. During his time in college, David also gained valuable experience working for a computer company, where he built hundreds of custom-made computers for local businesses.
After graduating from college, David went on to law school, where he became fascinated with the law and how an attorney could design intelligent computer systems to help analyze and process legal issues. David believed that, with the best tools, a lawyer could focus less on generating the paperwork more on the people he represented. Remarkably, while David was still a law-student, he created a ground-breaking computer program that he would later use to file literally thousands cases on behalf of his own clients.
Although David has found his work as a lawyer intellectually rewarding, he has found practicing law most rewarding when he can help someone who cannot effectively deal with the legal system without meaningful help.
- Accident and Injury Law
- Social Security Disability
- Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
- J.D. - 04/1994
- Brigham Young University
- B.S. - 08/1990
- Major: Economics
- Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Certified Legal Specialties:
- Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2001
Current Employment Positions:
- Texas, 1994
- U.S. Federal Courts
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas