David H. Melasky

2777 Allen Parkway, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77019 | Tel. (713) 965-9984 Fax (888) 204-8252 | email: info@melaskylaw.com

 Curriculum Vitae

Education Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering -- University of Houston, 1971
Doctor of Jurisprudence -- University of Houston, 1974

Experience Over thirty years experience in general civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including environmental 
matters, disputes over real property rights, eminent domain cases, commercial litigation, employment rights litigation involving age, race, sex, sexual harassment, and First and Fourteenth Amendment issues, tort claims, personal injury claims, probate and suits for judicial review of administrative decisions. Transactional experience in real estate leasing and sales, contracts for 
consulting and professional services, commercial agreements, construction contracts and corporate governance and ownership.

Over thirty years experience as lead counsel in real estate and environmental litigation and permit hearings including 
the following:

Permit hearings within the current jurisdiction of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and its predecessors [the TNRCC, the Texas Water Commission, the Texas Air Control Board and the Texas Department of Health] concerning such activities as hazardous waste incineration, medical waste incineration, wastewater treatment and Type I and Type IV 

Actions for injunctive relief under clean air, water, and solid waste disposal statutes involving such facilities as chemical processing plants, medical waste incinerators, Type I and Type IV landfills, and wastewater treatment plants;

Actions involving claims for civil liability for personal injuries due to environmental exposures and actions for damages to real property caused by water and air pollution;
Eminent Domain cases and actions based on drainage diversion including claims against governmental entities.

Supervisory attorney in environmental litigation for seven years.  Supervisory attorney for eminent domain litigation with responsibility for all aspects of eminent domain procedures including pre-litigation legal guidance and trial and appellate proceedings. Responsibilities included condemnation of right of way for the Hardy Toll road. 

Experience Law Office of David Melasky -- Houston, Texas (1990 to present)

Harris County Attorney's Office -- Houston, Texas 
Division Chief -- Environmental Division (1986 to 1990)
Division Chief -- Eminent Domain Division (1983 to 1986)
Assistant County Attorney (1979 to 1983) 

Pullman Kellogg -- Houston, Texas  Regulatory Attorney (1978)

U.S. Geological Survey -- Conservation Division -- Reston, Virginia 
Legal Staff Assistant (1976 to 1977); General Engineer (1976)

Black, Sivalls & Bryson, Inc. -- Houston, Texas   Chemical Engineer (1975)

Licenses Admitted to the State Bar of Texas 1974; District of Columbia Bar, 1976.

Military Served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1974-2000. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. 

Activities President, Fort Bend Chapter, Business Network International (Oct. 2001 - Oct. 2002)
Part time Faculty - University of Houston - Clear Lake (Engineering Management, Galveston College (Business Law)
Member of Board of Directors, Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (1998-2000)