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David K. Mestemaker

David's practice focuses on cases where clients have been severely injured or killed by someone else's negligence. David handles cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation premises liability, toxic tort, etc.

Although most of David's cases settle during litigation, several times each year, David has the opportunity to argue his client's case to a jury or a judge. Also, during his tenure at Mestemaker & Straub, David has had the opportunity to handle several mass tort cases. In these mass tort cases, David has represented over one thousand clients affected by landfills, industrial fires, leaking underground storage tanks, chemical spills, etc.

  • Licensed to practice in Texas State Courts by the Texas Supreme Court.
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas and Northern District of Texas.
  • University of Michigan, B.S. Biology, 1975
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Magna Cum Laude, 1988
  • Member , State Bar of Texas since 1989
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • STCL Adjunct Professor
  • Lecturer, University of Houston Law Foundation, CLE-Insurance and Tort Law Topic: Recent Changes in Insurance and Tort Law; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Law School Instructor; 1988-1995
  • Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury, Defamation, Nursing Home Liability, Auto and Truck accidents, Toxic Torts, Property and Air Contamination and Wrongful Death


Norman L. Straub

Norman represents individuals who have been injured or suffered economic damages as a result of another party's actions and/or negligence. Norman's practice focuses on personal injury including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, premises liability and wrongful death cases.

Additionally, as a managing partner, Norman has been involved in the litigation and supervision of significant corporate and environmental litigation. The firm of Mestemaker & Straub has for years represented the injured in state and federal courts within and outside of Texas.

  • Licensed to practice in Texas State Courts by the Texas Supreme Court.
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas and Northern District of Texas
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas B.S., 1991
  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. 1995
  • Member State Bar of Texas since 1995
  • Member, Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Auto and Truck accidents, Toxic torts, Property and Air Contamination and Wrongful Death


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Mestemaker & Straub

3100 Timmons Lane, Suite 455
Houston, Texas 77027

Call us directly at: (888) 955-2993

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