Growing up and educated in Dallas Texas, Dave Bunger first began a successful career in 1992 in mental health while working at Terrell State Hospital. During his career in public schools as a Licensed School Psychologist, Dave conducted extensive assessments of children with psychological and educational challenges. He assisted in the Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) process for provision of special education services and advised Section 504 committees in the implementation of academic and behavioral accommodations. Mr. Bunger also worked extensively on the development of educational programs to assist in monitoring the behavior of emotionally disturbed children. Dave spent countless hours providing knowledgeable, helpful, and caring psycho-therapy to individuals and families suffering from mental health issues. The requirements of being a good listener and empathetic professional in mental health has enabled Mr. Bunger to be extremely effective in assisting his clients with their legal problems while empathetically relating to their emotional challenges.
Following his career as a mental health professional, Mr. Bunger pursued a legal education and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2006. After two years representing clients in a private practice, focusing on family, criminal, and educational law, Mr. Bunger joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in 2008. During his tenure as a Chief Felony Prosecutor of the of the financial crimes based division, Mr. Bunger gained invaluable experience in the judicial system and earned a reputation among local criminal defense attorneys as an outstanding litigator and negotiator. He handled hundreds of white collar crime cases and supervised prosecutors, investigators, and support staff while managing one of the largest divisions within the District Attorney’s office. In 2015, Mr. Bunger rejoined The Bunger Law Firm with the goal of providing high quality, personalized legal services for individuals and families. He has enjoyed a long and successful career of helping individuals and families through difficult situations.
In 2019 Mr. Bunger joined a DFW area school district as General Counsel. As General Counsel Mr. Bunger assisted the district with a myriad of legal issues including employment, special education, contract review and Board policies.
In late 2021 Mr. Bunger moved to Brenham, his wife Karen’s home town, to be near her parents.
Regarded as a knowledgeable and often entertaining public speaker, Mr. Bunger has provided numerous staff development sessions and seminars concerning a variety of psychological topics. He has enjoyed teaching psychology courses at Texas junior colleges and universities since 1995. Mr. Bunger lives in Brenham with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys playing music professionally and working with other musicians as a recording studio engineer.