David S. Kohm & Associates

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
Lead Attorney

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
Tommy Carter Dallas Fort Worth Attorney
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.
Elizabeth Whitaker
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.
David Rossio
David Rossio Dallas Fort Worth Attorney
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
Attorney Fauniel 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.
Stephen Galvan
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.
Vern Richards
Vern Richards

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.

Joel Hernandez
JOEL HERNANDEZ
Joel was born in Honduras, an exceptionally beautiful country in Central America, blessed with countless natural resources and the most amazing people. Honduras is flooded by corruption and violence which motivated Joel to seek a career in Law to serve justice. He obtained a Bachelor in Law and graduated in 2011 as top of his class at UNITEC (Universidad Tecnologica Centro Americana) in Honduras. Following graduation, he joined a Non-Profit Organization, The Association for a More Just Society (AJS), an organization dedicated to fight corruption and violence in Honduras. He served as an attorney in AJS’s Anticorruption Legal Assistance Center project, where he worked closely with prosecutors. He led and helped with the investigation of some of the biggest corruption cases in Honduras’ history. He worked hard to ensure individuals who were involved in these corruption cases to be convicted— cases that have helped instill a greater sense of hope among Honduran citizens by demonstrating that justice can prevail over corruption. While working for AJS, he decided to obtain a Certificate in Tax Research for Public Advocacy in February 2013. He also pursued his Master in Business and Environmental Law and graduated in March 2014 as top of his class at UNITEC in Honduras. After his successful roll as a corruption attorney, he was promoted to serve as sub-coordinator at the Alliance for Peace and Justice, and was part of the team that  presented important policy proposals to the government. This advocacy role has led to significant policy changes in the Honduran Security Department sector. Following his dreams and after working hard helping his country, he decided to continue his career preparation and move to Oklahoma in 2015. In Oklahoma he obtained a LL.M. a Masters of Laws in Oil and Gas and Natural Resources at OU (Oklahoma University) and graduated on May 2017. Joel sat for the Texas Bar and became licensed in November 2017. Since then he moved to Dallas and practices as a Personal Injury attorney. He is passionate about delivering quality of care and providing clients the care and attention they deserve.
Zachary Dillon Hite
Attorney Zachary Dillon Hite grew up in Mansfield, Texas. When Mr. Hite was 13 years old he was involved in a catastrophic car accident where his injuries almost took his life. After weeks in intensive care he started to recover. After release from the hospital Mr. Hite had to learn to walk again through over a year of physical therapy. Mr. Hite went on to graduate pre-med from the University of Texas at Austin.

After graduation Mr. Hite put off medical school and took a job selling medical equipment in Chicago. After seeing first hand the practice of medicine Mr. Hite felt that law school might be a better fit. Mr. Hite went on the graduate from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Mr. Hite married in law school and had his first child his 3rd year. After graduation Mr. Hite started his own practice to enable him to be a hands on father. Mr. Hite went on the run this practice for 13 years with the focus of his practice in personal injury law, criminal, and family law. Mr. Hite has always built strong relations with his clients and treated them as they were family. Now that Mr. Hite’s children were older he decided it was time to wind down his firm and find a firm where he could put his focus on his passion of helping those who have been injured by the negligence of others.