Meet Marshall Coover, Principal


Marshall Coover

Cell: (512) 496-0104

David “Marshall” Coover, III is a Principal at Texas Star Alliance.  He has spent his ten-year legal career in a variety of capacities at the intersection of environmental law, regulatory policy, and legislative advocacy.  As a trusted policy and political advisor, he was worked closely with elected and appointed officials, and their staffs, at the highest echelons of State and Federal Government – from the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Governor of Texas.  As a litigator, he has tried cases as varied as environmental enforcement actions in Travis County District Court and a landmark Endangered Species Act case in Federal District Court.  He has also coordinated messaging and public relations strategies with the leadership of major trade associations and their constituent companies, as well as environmental groups and other NGOs.

Marshall’s capabilities extend beyond representation before Regulatory and Legislative bodies.  His practice also includes managerial and financial consulting, where he shares the strategic communication, energy project finance, and strategic analysis of leveraged buyouts, mergers, workouts, and spin-offs proficiencies he has developed as a graduate of the Executive MBA program at the McCombs School of Business.   His business consulting practice is also informed by his experiences as the lead equity investor in a real estate technology platform and as the Managing Director of a boutique growth equity fund.

Marshall is actively involved in numerous professional, legal, and community organizations, including the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Centurions, the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, the Waller Creek Conservancy, and LifeWorks.  He, his wife, and their two sons are members of St. Austin’s Catholic Parish.