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Professional Experience

Law Offices of David F. Gossom, 4245 Kemp Blvd, Suite 408, Wichita Falls, Texas. General practice representing business clients, handling civil litigation, real estate, oil and gas, governmental entities, school law, contract and probate matters. December 1989 to November 1998 and July 2004 to present.

Director of Legal and Policy Services for the Wichita Falls Independent School District, Wichita Falls, Texas. Duties included providing day to day legal advice to educators and administrators, advising the Board and Superintendent, handling litigation and contested matters including teacher terminations, civil rights complaints, unemployment compensation claims, special education hearings, grievance hearings and matters before the University Interscholastic League and obtained unitary status. Additional assistance provided to outside counsel retained by insurance carriers. Preparation and review of School District Policies and contracts. November 1998 to July 2004.

Partner in law firm of Gossom, Cotton & Knight, 510 Southwest Building, Wichita Falls, Texas. Founded firm with practice In most areas of law. Strong emphasis in firm was placed on representation of business clients with emphasis on litigation, oil and gas, and real estate. March 1984 to December 1989.

Associate attorney with law firm of Sanders, Masters, Watson & Brown, 1100 First Wichita Building, Wichita Falls, Texas. Primarily practiced in area of oil and gas with emphasis on title examination. Responsible for general civil litigation and probate matters. March 1982 through March 1984.