Douglas Daniels



Doug Daniels is a trial lawyer with more than two decades of experience advocating for clients in the courtroom.  He is a native Texan but has represented clients from all fifty states.  He has appeared in courtrooms across the country and handled cases as a lead advocate in over a dozen states and six foreign countries.  After graduating from Duke University and the University of Texas School of Law, Doug was a partner in a large Houston law firm representing both corporate and individual clients.  He co-founded Daniels & Gentle, LLP in 2012 to focus on representing victims and aggrieved parties in civil disputes. In 2015, he became a partner at Daniels & Tredennick, LLP.  Doug has handled hundreds of commercial disputes, both large and small, in a variety of business settings, including oilfield services, real estate finance and development, residential and industrial construction, banking and finance, insurance coverage disputes, judgment collection efforts, and ERISA claims, to name only a few. Mr. Daniels’ philosophy is that a trial lawyer is always “in trial,” meaning every aspect of the case should be prepared and handled as if a judge and jury are present and looking on.  He believes the two most important attributes of any successful trial lawyer are courage and credibility.

Representative Matters

No. 001483; Associated Pipe Line Contractors, Inc. v. Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. et al; in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Represent pipeline installers in dispute involving breach of contract and misrepresentations related to the Mariner East 2 Pipeline resulting in over $55 million in damages.

No.01-15-003-5464; Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc. v. Intrepid Drilling, LLC; in the American Arbitration Association. Represented well operator in oilfield services in dispute involving alleged failure of primary production casing cement job and resulting damages, including loss of well.

No. 2014-26092; Flatrolled Steel, Inc. v. Richardson, et al.; in the 11th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.  Represented judgment creditor in fraudulent transfer and alter-ego claim to collect judgment in underlying claim for breach of contract.

No. 15-09-00205-CVK; Origin Production Group, LLC v. EOG Resources, Inc.; in the 81st Judicial District Court of Karnes County, Texas.  Represent well operator in oilfield services dispute involving alleged frac hit by adjacent horizontal well operator into existing vertical well and resulting damages, including loss of well.

No. HUD-L-3889-15; Shapiro v. Trimaran Capital Partners, et al.; in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Hudson County.  Represent former officer and minority investor in national retail company in connection with claims against majority investor and others for fraudulent inducement to extend maturity date of certain subordinated notes later significantly impaired by company’s bankruptcy.

No. 4:15-cv-01902; The Landing Council of Co-Owners v. Federal Insurance Company; in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.  Represent condominium homeowners’ council seeking reimbursement of defense costs against D&O insurance company for breach of duty to defend lawsuit by certain condominium owners alleging various acts of mismanagement.


B.A., Duke University, cum laude, 1992

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1995
Texas Law Review – Member 1993-1995
Order of the Coif

Honors & Awards

Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers 2010-2012, 2014-2015, 2017

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims

Professional & Community Involvement

American Association of Justice

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Trial Lawyers Association

Houston Bar Association

Previous Affiliations

Daniels & Gentle, LLP (2012-2015)

Bracewell, LLP (1995-2012)

Practice Areas: Condemnation & Eminent Domain / Construction / Directors & Officers' Liability / Energy & Oil / Financial Industry Litigation & Arbitration / Insurance Coverage Litigation / Non-Compete & Restrictive Covenant / Real Estate / Shareholder Litigation & Enforcement