Daniel D. Horowitz III

Daniel D. Horowitz III

Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-587-9668
800-580-9121
Fax:
713-225-0827
E-mail:

Daniel Horowitz received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and 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 the 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 one hundred percent 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.

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

Daniel is a member of numerous professional associations and dedicated to those 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 spending 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.

While at Abraham Watkins, Daniel has achieved incredible success and settlements for his clients. He is aggressive, tenacious, and passionate about protecting clients. 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.

He is also 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • 18 Wheeler & Commercial Truck Accidents
  • Admiralty & Maritime Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Brain Damage
  • Burns
  • Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Construction Accidents
  • DWI Accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Environmental Law
  • Explosions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Offshore Injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Patent Infringement
  • Petrochemical Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Product Defects
  • Quadriplegia
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Certified Legal Specialties

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

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

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

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Update on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury CLE, December 5, 2013
  • 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 and Awards

  • *Texas Super Lawyers honors as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly, 2013
  • President's Award, Houston Bar Association, 2013 - 2014
  • Top Lawyers 2013 list - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business/Commercial, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 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 and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Public Affairs Committee, Member, 2014 - 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charges - General Negligence and Intentional Personal Torts Committee, Member, 2014 - 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Member Services & Education, Appeals-Grant Review Subcommittee, 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, Vice-Chair, Policy Manual Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, New Directors Orientation Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Law Practice Management Standing Committee, 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 of Directors, 2011 - 2014
  • 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
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee, Co-Chair, 2013 - 2014
  • Houston Bar Association, LIPS 'Lawyers in Public Schools' Committee, 2009 - Present
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni Association, President, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2013
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Finance Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates Board, Chair, 2009 - 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, 2009 - 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee, Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2010 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau, 2009 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Law & Media Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2009 - 2011
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Big League Bash Committee, 2009
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association Golf Tournament, Chairman, 2009
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association - Judicial Liaison Committee, Chairman, 2006 - 2007
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Grants Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Chairman, 2005 - 2007
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors, Trustee, 2005 - 2007
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Lifetime Member
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial Law and Appellate Specialists, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, Member, 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, 2005 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association, 2002 - Present