David Holman was a distinguished appellate practitioner who graduated first in his class from South Texas College of Law in 1985, summa cum laude, and obtained best brief and oral advocate honors in multiple moot court competitions. Upon graduation, he worked as an appellate attorney, forming one of the earliest appellate boutiques in Texas – Holman, Hogan, Dubose & Townsend. He argued many times before the Supreme Court of Texas and other appellate courts (both state and federal) and routinely appeared on the list of top appellate lawyers, both for Houston and for the State of Texas. Demonstrating his commitment to future and young lawyers, he served as a Director of the South Texas College of Law Board of Directors and presented over 45 papers on Continuing Legal Education topics. He was an avid reader and writer – both in the law and creatively – the latter resulting in the publication of his novel, No Greater King.