David W Navarro

Practice Areas


  • 2000, Texas
  • 2017, New Mexico


  • University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 1993
  • University of the Incarnate Word, M.B.A., 1996
  • St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, J.D., cum laude, 2000


Professional Experience

Mr. Navarro joined the firm in 2002 following employment with Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas, Texas. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Navarro was a manager in the securities brokerage division at USAA Investment Management Company and has held various NASD securities licenses. During his employment with USAA, Mr. Navarro also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Incarnate Word University.

Details of Practice

Mr. Navarro maintains an active practice with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation and oil and gas related transactions.

In the litigation context, Mr. Navarro has represented landowners / mineral owners, working interest owners, drilling contractors, oil field service companies, pipeline companies as well as operators in litigation involving lease termination disputes, pipelines, surface use and surface damages, title disputes, the underpayment of royalties and general oil and gas lease disputes in venues throughout Texas, including Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Ector, Odessa, Medina, Bexar, Atascosa, Duvall, McMullen, Live Oak, Karnes, Lavaca, Gonzales Hidalgo, Brooks, Wilson, Frio, Live Oak, LaSalle, Dimmit, Edwards, Webb, Zapata, Lee and Victoria Counties.

Mr. Navarro also focuses on the representation of operators and land and mineral interest owners in the negotiation of oil and gas leases, pipeline easements, joint operating agreements, and surface use agreements.

He also has extensive experience is general business litigation, landlord and tenant disputes, real estate litigation, and commercial and residential construction litigation.

Professional Activities

Member: Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director 2005-2006); San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Ex Officio Director 2005-2006); Oil and Gas Section of Texas State Bar; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; San Antonio Bar Association (Natural Resources Section); Graduate of University of Tulsa Petroleum Geology Seminar; Federal Bar Association; San Antonio Bar Association; Senior Associate Editor of the St. Mary Law Journal; Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honor Fraternity), Senior Associate Editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal, John M. Harlan Society.

Community Involvement

Concordia Lutheran Church, Elder; Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas (Director 2010 to 2014); Director: Texas Wildlife Association (Director 2010 to 2013); Boerne Youth Football Association (Director, 2011 to present; certified football coach 2010 to 2013); Boerne Youth Athletic Association (baseball coach 2009 to 2013) San Antonio Live Stock and Rodeo (Committee Member, Wildlife and Natural Resources Committee); Boy Scouts of America (Assistant Scout Master).

Recent News

Navarro Elected San Antonio Bar Foundation Fellow

The San Antonio Bar Foundation (SABF) has elected David Navarro, an HF&G shareholder, to the San Antonio Bar Foundation Fellow Class of 2018. According to the San Antonio Bar Association, "The SABF Fellows are a group of friends who serve as patrons of the...

Williams and Navarro Named Shareholders

Hornberger Fuller & Garza Incorporated is pleased to announce that Jed Williams and David Navarro have been named shareholders of the firm effective June 1, 2012.Jed has been practicing law in San Antonio for the past 25 years and has been with the firm for the...