M. David Sydow
Mr. Sydow was born in Houston, Texas. His family first came to Texas in 1840. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University as a University Scholar with emphasis on psychology, ancient Greek philosophy, and Roman history. Mr. Sydow graduated with a 4.9 GPA and was admitted into both the Phi Beta Kappa society and the Golden Key Honor Society. Mr. Sydow graduated from the University Of Texas School Of Law, with honors, in 2004.
David Sydow has been married since 2006. His wife, Denise Marie LaRue, was born in Fort Worth, Texas but raised in Colombia, Honduras, and Nicaragua, where her family owns businesses. Mr. Sydow and his wife frequently travel throughout Latin America and have significant contacts through the region. Mrs. Sydow is has a degree in biology from Baylor University. She has masters in public health and currently works for the Harris County Hospital District. They have a daughter, Luciana Marie Sydow, and a son, Victor Alexander Sydow.
During law school David Sydow worked for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy in the legal compliance and enforcement department.
Thereafter, David Sydow interned with the Honorable Mack Kidd on the Third Court of Appeals of Texas, in Austin. His responsibilities included listening to oral arguments, reviewing briefing and assisting in the research and drafting of published opinions of the Court.
David Sydow interned at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland where he prosecuted claims against the Iraqi military for war crimes committed during their illegal invasion of Kuwait.
From 2004 to 2008 he worked at Sydow & McDonald. His responsibilities included all aspects of civil litigation and appeals. During his time at Sydow & McDonald, David Sydow participated in a number of trials and verdicts, many of which involved multi-million dollar claims and awards. He also worked on the Michael Jackson civil team during this period.
From 2008 to 2010, David Sydow was hired by an energy company to work on employment and trade secret litigation matters. While there, Mr. Sydow handled one suit as a plaintiff. The suit resulted in a substantial, but confidential, settlement in favor of the plaintiff. Mr. Sydow defended the company against numerous claims from former employees and competitors.
In 2010 Mr. Sydow returned to private practice. His docket currently consists of family law matters and commercial litigation.