David Thomas

Stephen T. Bowling, P.C.
700 Lavaca St Ste 1452
Austin, TX 78701


St. Mary's University School of Law, J.D.
Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management with emphasis on Finance, May 2004

Law School Honors and Distinctions:

St. Mary's Law Journal, Senior Associate Editor-Twice, received the Excellence Award for Outstanding Editing and Writing
Recipient of the Charles A. Beckham Jr. Scholarship
Recipient of the St. Mary's Law School Pro Bono Certificate
Member of Phi Delta Phi, the international legal honor society

Professional Experience:

David served in the United States Navy in a highly trained and specially skilled Antiterrorism/Force Protection Unit.  After his enlistment, David became a police officer.  First, patrolling the streets of South Florida and then, here, in Austin, Texas.  David served both as a patrol officer, and as a S.W.A.T. officer, and was specially trained as a certified hostage negotiator. He has investigated all sorts of crimes, ranging from DWI to murder.  This practical law enforcement experience affords David a detailed understanding, an expertise, of police policy and procedure.

During law school, David was a member of the distinguished St. Mary's Law Journal where he held the position of Senior Associate Editor.  As noted, he was the recipient of two outstanding editing and writing awards. David was a Teaching Assistant to his Legal Research and Writing (LRW) Professor Judith Gray and a Research Assistant to his Contracts Professor Colin Marks.  He was also a Research Fellow for Stephen M. Sheppard, the Dean of the St. Mary's University School of Law.  David also interned with Judge Julie Kocurek as a member of the 390th District Court trial team.  During David's final semester, he worked for the Law Office of Chad Van Brunt in San Antonio, Texas, where he handled a variety of Criminal Law matters, and for the Law Office of KG in Austin, Texas, where he handled a variety of Family Law matters.

After graduating law school, David joined the firm and is now the lead associate at Stephen T. Bowling, PC.

Professional Membership and Awards:

Top Rated by Best DWI Attorney, 2018
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
Austin Bar Association
American Association of Justice

Court Admissions:



David grew up in south Florida and enjoys hiking, running, playing the guitar and jiu-jitsu.

Areas of Practice:

Driving While Intoxicated
Drug Possession
Possession of Marijuana
Misdemeanor charges
Felony charges
Criminal Defense