David Segrest is a retired partner of Foley Gardere, an international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers and 24 offices worldwide.
Following a federal clerkship with Judge Byron Skelton of the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., Segrest joined the Gardere Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. During his career with the firm, he served in several leadership positions, including managing partner. Additionally, he developed specialization in corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions. In 2018, Gardere, Wynn & Sewell combined with Foley & Lardner to form Foley Gardere.
In 2008, Segrest was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award and in 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He currently serves on the board of the Texas Tech Law School Foundation, where he previously served as president. Segrest is a charter member of the Texas Tech University School of Law Dean’s Circle and has served on two dean search committees for the school. Outside of his service to Texas Tech, he has served on multiple boards, including Frost Bank and Daisy Brand.
A two-time graduate of Texas Tech University, Segrest earned a bachelor’s degree in history and was a member of the School of Law’s inaugural class in 1970. While in law school, he was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review, graduated with honors, and received the second highest grade in the state of Texas on the bar exam.
Segrest is married to Sarah Segrest and has four children, Ashley; Christian; David Segrest Jr., who graduated from Texas Tech in 2000 and 2003; and Courtney, who graduated from Texas Tech in 1991.