DAVE WISHNEW

Partner

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Dave is a trial lawyer and business counselor that protects and pursues his clients’ interests. Dave’s diverse litigation practice focuses on complex commercial, employment and intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, and administrative forums in Texas and across the country.  Dave's clients include individuals and businesses of all types and sizes, mostly based in Texas or with operations in our state, including Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, doctors and executives, local breweries and distilleries, venture capital/private equity funds, telecommunications, marketing and multi-media, staffing and executive placement, restaurants and music venues, jewelry manufacturing and repair, and a variety of small businesses. 

 

News agencies across the country published stories of Dave’s client, wedding photographer Andrea Polito, after prevailing in a defamation case against two former clients who pursued an extensive news and social media campaign against her. A Dallas County jury found the defendants liable for defamation, disparagement, and civil conspiracy, and awarded Andrea a substantial verdict which included punitive damages. “Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequence...nobody is challenging your right to post a review or your free speech rights but with those rights come consequences,” told to the jury and the Associated Press by Dave, who tried the case with TJ Jones.  The story was covered by hundreds of publications, including the New York TimesCBS NewsThe Washington PostDallas Morning NewsNew York PostHuffington Post, People Magazine, and the U.S. News & World Report. Dave and Andrea also appeared on various television outlets, including CNN and Inside Edition.

 

In addition to his trial practice, Dave serves as outside general counsel to several businesses.  In this capacity, he has negotiated contracts and large distribution agreements, employment and severance agreements, and conducted regulatory compliance investigations. Dave has substantial experience with issues related to employment contracts – and was a contributing author to the Texas Lawyer published book, Texas Litigators’ Guide to Departing Employee Cases.  

Dave has earned a reputation for finding solutions that avoid disputes when possible, and handling them efficiently and aggressively when necessary. When early resolution is not an option, Dave is the lawyer you want in front of judges, arbitrators and juries.  If you have a dispute where everything is on the line, or an issue of vital importance to your business, Dave is the lawyer you want in the courtroom and the boardroom.

More About Dave

Where do I start with my project?


It starts with your budget and a design. Schematic drawings and specifications are required for estimates. It starts with drawings drafted by David Joseph Interiors or a designer of your choosing.




How much will my project cost?


Custom projects are all unique. I can present drawings and costs of past projects for reference upon request, and estimates when drawings are produced.




What is the David Joseph Interiors process?


We start with a call, meeting, or email conversation to determine the needs of your project. We will create a 3D schematic drawing to communicate your design, then provide quotation for your consideration, and move forward if the quotation is to your liking. This process is free of charge. You can also purchase drawings for tender to forward onto other companies if you wish to do so.




What is your experience?


I grew up in a construction family and have been in and around woodworking and architecture my whole life. I have been producing millwork and millwork designs for over 20 years with specialized producers of various sizes and my own independent workshop. I have studied interior design, project management, and have a joiner/cabinet-maker red seal certification.




Do you work outside of Vancouver or Canada?


Yes, I have participated in several out of town/ country projects, some remotely and some in person, and enjoy doing so.





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