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David P. Backus - Lubbock, TX

1111 West Loop 289 Lubbock, TX 79416

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Updated: 08/18/2017

Lubbock Public Education Lawyer


Mr. Backus' practice is comprised chiefly of education and wind energy law. Prior to assuming his duties with the Underwood Law Firm, Mr. Backus served as general counsel for the Region 17 Education Service Center in Lubbock, Senior Attorney with the Texas Association of School Boards' Legal Services Division, and Staff Counsel and Lobbyist with the Texas Association of School Administrators...

About David P. Backus

Practice Areas

  • Public Education
  • Construction
  • Employment

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Texas Association of School Boards (Council of School Attorneys Chair)
  • State Bar of Texas, Council of School Law Attorneys (Vice-Chair)
  • State Bar of Texas School Law Section (Member)
  • Council of School Attorneys (Chair)


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas, 1988
  • Southwestern University, Texas, 1985

Past Positions

  • Region 17 Education Service Center in Lubbock, General Counsel
  • United States Marine Corps, 1985 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Association of School Boards, Legal Assistance Fund, Board Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Legal Assistance Fund, Board Member

Classes and Seminars

  • The Latest on Religion in Our Schools” 23rd Annual TASSP , Legal Digest Conference presented in Austin , June 8, 2010 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About David P. Backus

Included on the 2023 Texas list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyers list

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Office Information


1111 West Loop 289 Lubbock, TX 79416


  • 806-793-1723

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Underwood Attorney Published in Texas School Administrators’ – Legal Digest

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