D. Mark Daniel

Mark Daniel has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in complex litigation matters as well as commercial transactional advice. In particular, he represents public utilities across Texas in complex personal injury and property damage litigation matters, involving electrical contact, gas explosions, commercial negligence and transportation. He also represents utilities in the areas of condemnation and easement/right-of-way acquisition, easement disputes and damage recovery.

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Mark Daniel has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in complex litigation matters as well as commercial transactional advice. In particular, he represents public utilities across Texas in complex personal injury and property damage litigation matters, involving electrical contact, gas explosions, commercial negligence and transportation. He also represents utilities in the areas of condemnation and easement/right-of-way acquisition, easement disputes and damage recovery. 

Mr. Daniel also handles a variety of commercial litigation matters including products liability, premises liability, insurance, construction, executive retention and antitrust. His clients are involved in the public utility, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, technology and insurance sectors. He represents corporations, businesses and individuals in both state and federal courts across Texas.

In addition to his practice in litigation, Mr. Daniel also provides transactional legal services, including drafting contracts and agreements, as well as general business counseling on topics such as compliance programs, risk management and litigation management.

Experience

Civil Defense Litigation

  • Representation of public utility companies in numerous electrical contact and gas explosion claims.
  • Lead trial counsel in defense of product liability claims against various manufacturing companies.
  • Lead trial counsel for public utility in defense of asserted environmental tort claims.
  • Extensive experience in defense of fire claims, including residential, commercial and wild land fire cases.
  • Representation of national retailer in wrongful death suit arising from gang-related shooting in a public shopping mall.
  • Representation of numerous individuals and companies in a wide array of tort claims, including motor vehicle, truck and commercial accidents, construction accidents, premises liability, defamation, products liability, environmental exposure and assault and battery.

Business Litigation

  • Lead trial counsel for a prominent manufacturing corporation defending claims of alleged discriminatory pricing, violations of the Robinson-Patman Act, and various state statutory antitrust laws brought in U.S. District Court by multiple plaintiffs.
  • Lead trial counsel for prominent manufacturing corporation in defense of claims asserted by a former officer and director in regard to an executive retention agreement.
  • Successfully defended numerous lawsuits involving breach of contract, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, debt collection, and trademark and copyright infringement matters.

Commercial Transactions

  • Perfecting, enforcing and defending Mechanics and Materialman’s Liens in Texas.
  • Agreement preparation for commercial building construction, including agreements between owners, architects, general contractors and subcontractors with experience in AIA contract forms.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate
  • Xtend Ministries International (Board Member)

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell