David G. Meyer


David Meyer is a member of our Maritime Emergency Response Team (“MERT”).

David Meyer concentrates his practice in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and commercial litigation for clients in the maritime shipping and energy industries in matters that include:

  • maritime casualties such as vessel collisions and allisions
  • injury and wrongful death claims
  • limitation of liability, arrest, and attachment actions
  • cargo casualties on behalf of vessel owners, charterers, stevedores, cargo interests, and freight forwarders
  • charter party and other complex contractual disputes
  • bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring
  • oil and hazardous materials spill incidents
  • general commercial litigation in state and federal courts

He also assists clients with responding to and investigating shipboard and other workplace accidents and incidents, including overseeing and ensuring compliance with U.S. Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office, Flag State, OSHA, and other regulatory agency requirements.

Outside the Firm

When not working, David focuses on spending time with his wife and three young daughters, and when possible enjoys outdoor activities such as exploring the mountains of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, fishing anywhere he can, and roaming his family’s patch of land in the far northern part of the Texas Hill Country.

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David was recently admitted as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, which is the largest charitably funded bar foundation in the nation. For five decades, the Texas Bar Foundation has helped organizations to educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law, provide legal services to the poor, and assist those who turn to the legal system for protection.



  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Mariners Club
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation
Professional Activities

David is actively involved in Blank Rome’s pro bono programs, including representing individual clients in various matters and participating in Saturday legal aid clinics through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program. He received Blank Rome’s Pro Bono Award in 2014 and 2015.



  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • University of Texas at Austin, BA
  • University of Texas School of Law, JD