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David Weiser

David Weiser manages the Austin, Texas office of Kator, Parks & Weiser, PLLC.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 (with highest honors, special honors in Plan II). He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1986, where he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review. 

Immediately after law school, he served as law clerk to Judge William Wayne Justice (E.D. Texas).  From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Weiser worked for a variety of public interest law firms and legal organizations in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., including Litt & Stormer, the Center for Law in the Public Interest, the Washington Lawyers Committee, and Kator, Scott & Heller.  From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Weiser was Assistant General Counsel to Governor Ann Richards.

In January 1995, Mr. Weiser opened the Austin office for the law firm now known as Kator, Parks & Weiser.  His practice includes a wide range of employment issues: sexual harassment; discrimination based on race, sex, age, or disability; discrimination class actions; FLSA; litigation of whistleblower retaliation claims and adverse action appeals before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board; and litigation of federal employee discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  He has also been involved in litigation regarding voting rights and the First Amendment.  He also represents employees in severance negotiations.  His practice also includes advising small businesses and non-profits regarding their employment law obligations.

Mr. Weiser is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the Texas State Bar and the National Employment Lawyers Association.  He is a contributing author on employment law matters to the Federal Employee News Digest and related publications.

Mr. Weiser has been repeatedly recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the field of employment litigation by Texas Monthly magazine.

Mr. Weiser is a member of the Advisory Council for the William Wayne Justice Center For Public Interest Law at the University of Texas Law School.  He is a Co-Founder of the Austin Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society.  He received the “Excellence in Public Interest Award” from the Texas Law Fellowships organization at the University of Texas Law School in 2007 and 2011.