Hon. David W. Houston, III (ret.)

Mitchell McNutt & Sams

David Houston joined Mitchell, McNutt & Sams (Aberdeen, Miss.) in 2013. For the previous 30 years, he served as the U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi.  In addition, he presided over cases in the Southern District of Mississippi, the Middle District of Louisiana, as well as, the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas.  He conducted trials in numerous consumer and complex business cases, authoring hundreds of published opinions.  Prior to assuming the bench, he was a partner for 11 years in the Aberdeen, Mississippi, law firm of Houston, Chamberlain and Houston.  He served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., Tampa, Florida, and New York City.  His practice is focused on commercial transactions, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.  Due to his experience in the area of alternative dispute resolution, he is available to conduct mediation and arbitration proceedings.