Daniel D. Horowitz, III Houston Personal Injury Attorney

Daniel Horowitz received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He went on to receive his doctorate of jurisprudence from South Texas School of Law. While at the University of Texas, Daniel served as the treasurer of the Silver Spurs — an organization he continues to support as a member of its Board of Directors.

Daniel began his legal career as a law clerk at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, and Friend, joining the firm as an associate in 2005 and becoming a partner in 2011. His practice is devoted nearly 100% to plaintiffs’ personal injury. He handles a variety of lawsuits including catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, explosions, petrochemical accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, and vehicular accidents. In 2008, Daniel became Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Achievements, Accolades & Memberships

He has consistently been recognized in the list of Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars® in Texas Monthly and as a Top Lawyer for the People in H Magazine. Daniel has also been listed in the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers from Texas by The National Trial Lawyers. He has published articles and taught numerous classes and seminars throughout the country.

In 2016, Daniel was appointed Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.

Click here to listen to Daniel discuss trucking accidents on the Texas Personal Injury Podcast.

Daniel is a member of numerous professional associations and is dedicated to these organizations. From 2012 – 2014 he served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. Daniel is devoted to the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, having spent countless hours defending and protecting the rights of Texans who might otherwise be denied justice. He serves on the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors and is a past chair of the Advocates Board. Each legislative session, Daniel donates his personal time and funds advocating for the rights of injured Texans.

Dedicated & Compassionate Advocacy for Texas Injury Victims & Families

While at Abraham Watkins, Daniel achieved incredible success and settlements for his clients. He is aggressive, tenacious, and passionate about protecting the individuals he represents. Daniel passionately represents families who have been adversely affected by an injury to a loved one, winning numerous jury verdicts and settlements. In recent years, he has personally recovered in excess of $40,000,000 for his clients.

Daniel is a devoted husband to his wife Kimberly who practices family law in Harris County, Texas. Daniel and Kimberly have two children, Caroline and William. In his spare time, he enjoys Texas football and spending time with his family and friends.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Texas, Austin
    • B.B.A – 1999
    • Honors: Silver Spur
    • Major: Business Management

Published Works

  • “Can Friends Still Let Friends Drive Drunk?” Texas Bar Journal, May, 2013
  • “Is Your Non-Refundable Retainer More Refundable Than You Thought” March 2007. A Close Look at the Ethical Issues Surrounding Non-Refundable Retainers Following the Decision in Cluck v. Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 355, Jan., 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005

Classes & Seminars

  • Moderator, “Implementation of Rules for Dismissals and Expedited Actions,” 2013 Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference
  • Speaker, “Summary & Impact of New Expedited Trials & Early Dismissal Rules,” Houston Bar Association Litigation Section Luncheon
  • Speaker, “New Rules on Motions to Dismiss and Expedited Cases Under $100,000,” Houston Bar Association’s Civil/Appellate 2013 Bench Bar Conference, May 2, 2013
  • Speaker, “The Importance of Jury Service,” Seven Lakes High School, April 16, 2012
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Law, Tomball High School, November 1, 2011
  • Panel, Professionalism Day, Houston Bar Association, Texas Southern University, October 28, 2011
  • “Is Your Non-Refundable Retainer More Refundable Than You Thought,” Municipal Justice Bar Association of Texas 19th Annual Traffic Law Update Seminar, August 20, 2011
  • Guest speaker, Judge Wettman’s mediation class, South Texas College of Law, March 10, 2011
  • CLE: Best Kept Trial Secrets — Las Vegas, TTLA, February 24, 2011
  • Client Wrangling — Managing the Difficult Client, HTLA Rising Tide Roundtable, Building Blocks for a Successful PI Practice, September 23, 2010
  • MCLE Course: Latest Changes in the Disciplinary Rules, HBA, August 5, 2010
  • CLE Luncheon — Hot Topics in the Courthouse. Net of Taxes Earning Capacity — House Bill 4 meets the Federal Tax Code, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, February 12, 2009
  • Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney’s Fees, Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, January 3, 2007
  • What You Should Expect from Your Attorney, University of Houston’s Center for Consumer Law, People’s Law School, 2007
  • TTLA Annual Ski Seminar in 2007
  • Law as a Career, Klentzman Intermediate School

Honors & Awards

  • Avvo Personal Injury Top Contributor, 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyers® honors as presented by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Super Lawyers® and Texas Monthly, 2013
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Texas Rising Star℠ honors as presented by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2008 – 2013
  • H Magazine Professionals on the Fast Track, 2009
  • H Magazine Top Lawyers for the People, 2008
  • Director of the Year – Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 – 2007
  • H Texas Top Lawyers for the People honor as presented by H Texas Magazine.

    Professional Associations & Membership

    • State Bar of Texas, Member Services & Education, Appeals-Grant Review Subcommittee, Chair, 2013 – 2014
    • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, Court Rules Committee, Board Advisor, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Board Advisor, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, Justice of the Peace Section, Alternate Board Advisor, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, PJC-General Negligence & Intentional Torts Committee, Alternate Board Advisor, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, Nominations and Elections Committee, Member, 2013 – 2014
    • State Bar of Texas, General Negligence, Committee Member, 2014 – Present
    • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni Association, President, 2012 – 2014
    • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees, 2012 – 2013
    • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2012 – Present
    • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 2011 – Present
    • State Bar of Texas, Vice-Chair, Policy Manual Subcommittee, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Law Practice Management Standing Committee, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, New Directors Orientation Subcommittee, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Board Advisor, Workers Compensation Section, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Board Advisor, Animal Law Section, 2012 – 2013
    • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor to the Appellate Section, 2011 – 2012
    • State Bar of Texas, Legislative Policy Committee, 2011 – 2012
    • State Bar of Texas, Policy Manual Committee, 2011 – 2012
    • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, Board of Directors, 2011 – 2012
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Finance Committee, 2011 – Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Committee, 2009 – Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, 2009 – Present
    • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2012 – Present
    • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2011 – Present
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates Board, Chair, 2009 – 2010
    • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2009 – 2010
    • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Chair, 2012 – 2013
    • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Member, 2007 – Present
    • Houston Bar Association, LIPS “Lawyers in Public Schools” Committee, 2009 – Present
    • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2010 – Present
    • Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau, 2009 – Present
    • Houston Bar Association, Law & Media Committee, 2007 – 2009
    • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
    • Secretary-Treasurer of Houston Trial Lawyers Association – Present