Our Attorneys in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth
Many Arlington & DFW clients choose our attorneys at the Law Offices of David Kohm, because of their knowledge and experience. Read our attorney profiles and learn more about the attorneys at the Law Offices of David Kohm, including their education and experience.
David S. Kohm
Attorney David S. Kohm received his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1982. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas in December 1989. He was admitted to the Texas Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District in 1990.
Tommy Carter, a Dallas native, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University. As an experienced litigator, he possesses 15 years of a broad-based litigation background. He has prosecuted and defended scores of personal injury cases and has obtained millions of dollars for clients in personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Tommy’s practice is now devoted to family law matters and he is dedicated to assisting clients through these difficult times. As a certified mediator, Tommy is also a skilled negotiator. He seeks to resolve cases in a cost-effective manner, but he has the necessary trial experience to effectively represent his clients in the courtroom. Tommy is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas, and is also licensed to practice in the Northern and Eastern Districts of the United States District Court.
Attorney Elizabeth Whitaker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Houston, Cum Laude, and Juris Doctorate from University of Houston Law Center. She has 18 years of experience in family law litigation and received Top Texas Lawyers recognition in 2005 as published in Texas Monthly’s Super Lawyer Section.
Attorney David Rossio received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Law in 1985. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1985 (inactive status) and to the State Bar of Texas in 1986. He is currently licensed to practice in the State of Texas as well as the United States Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.
Fauniel D. Rowland
Fauniel “Faun” D. Rowland has been practicing in the area of family law since May 2000. Her clients are of paramount importance to her and she takes the time to individually guide each client through the family law process. This includes divorces, modifications, child support, property division, child custody, and other areas of family law. Faun received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating and a 5.0 Client Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national and international attorney review company. This is the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating that an attorney can receive from their clients and peers.
Faun was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1988 and in 1989 to the State Bar of Texas as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Prior to 1989, Faun resided in southern California where she graduated in 1987 from Southwestern University School of Law. She remains a member (inactive) of the State Bar of California.
In addition to practicing law, Faun has also been an adjunct professor of law at Tarrant County College. For more than seven years, Faun taught classes in the Paralegal Studies Department including civil procedure, mediation, and legal research. Her knowledge of these areas carries over to her family law practice to the benefit of her clients.
Faun is a member of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association.
Gary Speer Jr.
Attorney Gary Speer Jr. has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2004. He received his law degree from Baylor Law School in 2003 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Languages from the University of Texas in 1999. From 2004 to 2008 he worked as a prosecutor in the Taylor County DA’s Office in Abilene. In 2008 he went to work for the Lubbock County DA’s Office in Lubbock. He moved to Fort Worth in 2013 and started his own criminal defense practice. In July 2016 he then joined the law office of David Kohm & Associates. Gary is proud to use his experience and knowledge to fight for his clients both inside and outside and the courtroom.
Austin B. Williams
Austin B. Williams was born and raised in Midland, TX. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Texas Tech School of Law. Mr. Williams is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Texas. Mr. Williams has practiced law since 2014 in the areas of Social Security Disability and personal injury litigation. Mr. Williams speaks fluent Portuguese and is a member of several legal organizations including the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives, the American Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association. Mr. Williams currently resides in Arlington, Texas.
Stephen Galvan was born in Dallas, Texas and has lived in and around that area most of his life. He graduated in 2009 from Texas Tech magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, and graduated from the Texas Tech School of Law and Texas Tech MBA Program in May 2013. He was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas later that same year. He began his career in Midland, Texas and was able to successfully represent clients in a variety of legal fields such as Personal Injury, Family Law, Social Security, Criminal, Immigration, and Bankruptcy. He currently resides in Carrollton, TX.
LaVern D. Richards, Jr. has been practicing personal injury law in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex for the past 19 years. Although he is named LaVern after his father, almost everyone just calls him "Vern." He has extensive experience in all aspects of representing clients in personal injury cases, and believes in giving every case the individual attention it deserves.
After living all over the country, Vern graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in history. Vern attended law school at Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and decided to put roots down in Texas. After he worked for several personal injury firms in Dallas before establishing his own firm in 2014. Vern married his lovely wife, Tiffany, a preschool director from Joshua, Texas, in 2011.
Tiffany and Vern are dedicated to helping children. They served as foster parents for several years before adopting two wonderful children. Vern lives in Denton County with his wife, children, and a poodle named, Libby. In his free time, Vern coaches his son's soccer team, and enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Walter Crowell is an experienced litigator with over seven years of experience trying everything from auto accidents to murders. He has a computer science degree from The University of Texas at Dallas, where he competed in both debate and moot court. After working in the software field for three years he went to The University of Oklahoma College of Law, earning many awards including: dean’s list and pro-bono student of the year. He started his legal career as a felony prosecutor in the busy border county of Starr, where he oversaw the 381st District Court, ran the county's grand jury, and was lead attorney for the violent crime squad. While serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Crowell handled everything from civil forfeiture, writing search warrants, appeals to trying murder cases. After that he worked as a civil litigator trying mainly personal injury cases, before starting his own criminal defense firm. Mr. Crowell always puts the client first fighting for the best possible outcome. Mr. Crowell is licensed to practice in Texas, as well as in the Northern and Eastern Federal Districts of Texas.