David W. Weygandt,
the self-proclaimed “Singing Lawyer” is a tenor and attorney based in Houston, Texas.
David graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, a minor in Music Cognition and the Arts Leadership Certificate from Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. While at Eastman, David studied voice with world-renown Katherine Ciesinski and Robert Swensen. David is also a proud alumnus of Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, the Texas Boys Choir and David Brock's voice studio.
As a performer, David has been on stage with Fort Worth Opera, Eastman Opera Theatre, and University of Rochester’s International Theater Program. He has been in many award-winning staged musicals, operas and plays. He has enjoyed stepping into costume for productions of Assassins (Charles Julius Guiteau), Manon (Innkeeper), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Peachy), A Hand of Bridge (Bill), Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), The Gondolier’s (Luiz), My Fair Lady (Harry), The Daughter of the Regiment, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Singin’ in the Rain.
As a soloist, David has sung in concerts, recitals and services with Vivaldi Music Academy, the Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus, First Unitarian Church of Rochester, Temple B’rith Kodesh and FUMC in Hurst, TX. Additionally, David has had the opportunity of touring across the United States and Europe while singing in fine ensembles, including the Eastman Chorale and the Texas Boys Choir. In 2004, while David was a member, the Texas Boys Choir won the gold medal at the Choir Olympics in Bremen, Germany.
David is the founder of Weygandt Law, a law firm dedicated to being your trusted advisor and zealous advocate for a lifetime. David is passionate about keeping businesses and families out of court and out of conflict, and is proud to stand up to the modern Goliath when injustice has been done. As a trusted advisor, David focuses on providing affordable estate planning for families with children and creative legal solutions for business owners. David also assists creative professionals (e.g. writers, composers, performers & business owners) protect their intellectual property. As a zealous advocate, David fights to vindicate your rights and obtains justice on your behalf.
David received his Juris Doctorate with high honors (magna cum laude) from South Texas College of Law in Downtown Houston. While studying law, he received many accolades and scholarships for his achievements as an advocate and a leader in the community. As an advocate, David received an Outstanding Advocate/Top Ten Best Speaker Award and represented the school in a Mock Trial Competition.
David helps individuals and businesses seek compensation for physical and economic injuries in both federal and state lawsuits, as well as mass tort settlement programs like the BP Deepwater Horizon Economic & Property Settlement Program. David has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings and discovery requests, briefing jurisdictional and procedural issues, arguing motions, such as the compulsive production of discovery, taking & defending depositions, and appealing cases to the Fifth Circuit. David has assisted clients in Texas, Louisiana, New York and Idaho.
David has worked with several law firms in Houston and the DFW Metroplex. While David worked at Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP, he artfully argued a motion to compel against an insurance defense firm and won. While an associate at Jason J. Joy & Associates, PLLC, David helped clients obtain settlements from BP as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.
David was a judicial intern to The Honorable Mike Engelhart of the 151st Civil District Court and The Honorable Jan Krocker of the 184th Criminal District Court. During those experiences, he saw firsthand how judges make decisions and what effective lawyering looks like and utilizes that knowledge and expertise on every case he encounters.
While studying at South Texas, David served on the Board of Advocates and was a member of the ACLU and NLG @ STCL. In his third year, David was a pupilage member of The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and the President of the ACLU and NLG @ STCL. As president, David produced a successful series entitled America the Beautiful: The Consequences of Freedom and a panel discussion on Net Neutrality. David is a member of the ABA, Houston Young Lawyers Association and Phi Delta Phi, the legal honor society.
As an entrepreneur, David enjoys championing new music and integrating visual art with the performing arts. To this end, in 2012, David composed music, commissioned musical compositions from native-Texan composers and commissioned graphite sketches to accompany pieces of music, which culminated in An Afternoon of Premieres. Throughout his endeavors as a performing producer, David hopes to make this world just a little bit better by performing and producing timely & poignant works of art that bring communities together rather than tear them apart.
As a teacher, David’s ultimate goal is to foster an insatiable love of music and learning for his students. David’s unwavering passion and curiosity for music began at an early age among a family full of teachers. On the whole David’s teaching style reflects a desire for the student to have a strong theoretical understanding and to be able to play/sing and sight-read with precision at his/her respective level. To be more specific, David adapts his teaching style to fit the needs of every individual student and uses positive reinforcement and vivid imagery in every lesson.
With David’s guidance, his students have been very successful. Some of his students have advanced in the TMEA All-State Choir auditions, have passed ABRSM piano exams with distinction, have learned to “sing in tune” as adults and have been accepted to the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. At the end of the day, David takes pride in shaping young minds to excel, teaching adults new skills, and helping adolescents navigate their voice change(s) and the world around them.