David M. Pruitt, Jr.

I take pride in not only quickly and effectively dealing with the matter at hand, but also going a step further to gain a meaningful understanding of a client’s business so that I can transition from a fixer to a trusted advisor – helping them “see around corners” and counseling them as they grow.

David Pruitt joined Gray Reed's litigation department in 2023 after participating in the firm's 2022 summer associate program. While in law school at the University of Houston Law Center, he served as Article Editor for the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal

Prior to pursuing his law degree, David worked for four years at a leading Texas-based public affairs and public relations firm representing clients across several industries including transportation, energy, technology, entertainment, telecom, healthcare and government.

  • Presidential Scholar - The University of Alabama (2012 - 2016)
  • Finalist - UHLC Lorance Thompson Negotiation Competition (2021)
  • Finalist - UHLC Lorance Thompson Negotiation Competition (2022)
Organizational Involvement
  • UHLC Honor Board, Elected Member (2021 - 2022)
  • Regents School of Austin Alumni Network Executive Committee, President (2016 - 2020)
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2023)
  • B.S., Marketing and Finance, The University of Alabama (2016)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admission
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Fly fishing across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Maine, Florida, Belize and The Bahamas
  • Shooting outdoor and wildlife photography, which I've had the opportunity to pursue here in the US as well as in Mexico and Africa
  • Playing the piano