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David O. Middlebrook

Founding Shareholder

David is a founding shareholder of Anthony & Middlebrook, P.C. - a nationally recognized boutique law firm located in Dallas/Ft. Worth focused on the representation of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, religious organizations, private schools, colleges and universities, charitable trusts, and supporting organizations.

David provides leadership to the "Church Law Group" a practice section of the firm that works exclusively with churches, ministries, faith-based organizations and clergy, both domestic and international. David graduated cum laude receiving both a bachelor's degree in Business Management in 1985 (Oral Roberts University) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1989 (Southern Methodist University) and is certified in Nonprofit Management (University of Texas at Austin) and Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, U.K.) David is a member of the Texas, Colorado and District of Columbia Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and served as the President of the Irving Bar Association. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society and the National Association of Church Business Administrators.

David Middlebrook is the author of Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions and Answers - which provides guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting religious, and other nonprofit organizations and The Guardian System - a comprehensive system for the prevention of child abuse within nonprofit organizations - which received "The Gold Medallion" book award for publishing excellence. David is the author of numerous publications and legal articles on nonprofit legal topics and serves as Editorial Advisor for the Church Law & Tax Report. The Editorial Advisory Board is handpicked by Senior Editor, Richard Hammer, J.D., L.L.M., C.P.A, with members invited based on their credentials, accomplishments, and communication abilities, and their passions for the local church. Mr. Middlebrook is a sought after speaker and lecturer on nonprofit legal subjects at national conferences and seminars and has lectured at universities, colleges and seminaries.

David has been quoted in many of the nation's preeminent newspapers regarding nonprofit legal topics including the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News and the Ft. Worth Star Telegram and in national publications including Christianity Today, Ministries Today, Church Executive, Charisma Magazine and The Church Law & Tax Report.

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