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Government Defense Attorney/Constitutional Law Scholar David R. Upham Joins Fanning Harper Law Firm in Dallas

DALLAS – Accomplished government defense attorney and constitutional law scholar David R. Upham is joining the Dallas law firm of Fanning Harper Martinson Brandt & Kutchin PC as of counsel.

Mr. Upham is the latest addition to Fanning Harper’s experienced Local Government Defense practice, which is led by Fanning Harper Director Thomas Brandt. Mr. Upham’s focuses his practice on administrative adjudication, the defense of governmental entities, and constitutional litigation.

“We’re proud that David has joined our team at Fanning Harper,” says Mr. Brandt. “His thorough understanding of constitutional law and American political thought will bolster our efforts to provide governmental clients with legal defense strategies that are second to none.”

Mr. Upham also serves as an assistant professor of politics at the University of Dallas, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in constitutional law, administrative law and American politics. He has delved deeply into constitutional history and has been published broadly on the topic. Mr. Upham provides extensive expertise in matters involving the 14th Amendment, which overturned the Dred Scott decision by defining African Americans as citizens of the United States. The 14th Amendment also guarantees U.S. citizens due process and equal protection under the law.

After earning his Ph. D. in Politics from the University of Dallas, Mr. Upham graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as associate editor of the Texas Law Review. After earning his law degree, he worked for three years in the litigation section of a large international law firm.

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