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Daniel P. Barton is the owner and lead trial lawyer for the Barton Law Firm in Houston, Texas. Mr. Barton has tried personal injury cases and insurance property damage cases nationally and locally for twenty years. He is a lifetime resident of Houston, Texas.

Mr. Barton is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Nation Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Barton is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law. Mr. Barton has been reviewed by his colleagues for the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Index and has been rated “AV-Preeminent.”  Mr. Barton has been named one of the Top Lawyers in America as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Lawyers Forum and is a Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015.  Mr. Barton is an Associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Mr. Barton was honored in 2013 by Verdict Search and the Texas Lawyer for his reported $11,965,000 verdict in Robert Earl Roye v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. for being the largest workplace safety verdict in the State of Texas in 2012. Mr. Barton also won the largest insurance law verdict reported by verdict search and the Texas Lawyer for  $2,737,817 in a first party commercial insurance case styled Sanatan Shiv Shakti Mandir d/b/a Ash v. Sirius International Insurance Company. The jury award included attorney’s fees and a knowing violation of the insurance code. Mr. Barton is the only lawyer in Texas to win #1 verdicts two consecutive years in two different categories reported by verdict search according to their staff.

Mr. Barton was formerly on the State Farm Insurance Co MDL steering committee during the hurricane Ike litigation in Houston. Mr. Barton is a former speaker and author for the Texas Insurance Law Symposium. For More Info Visit (


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    21 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Insurance: 50%
    21 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($450-500/hour), contingent (35-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Hamid M. Soueidan

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with many lawyers over the years, no one stands out quite like Mr. Barton and his partner. While our interaction was breif Mr. Barton left a lasting impression on me. Mr. Barton is one of the most interesting, caring, kind, and experienced lawyers I have ever had the opportunity to meet. Lawyers like Mr. Barton make me proud to call myself a lawyer.


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  • Larry James Simmons

    I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a highly skilled attorney. Premier severe burn litigation and insurance claims attorney.


    Larry Simmons Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Barton Law Firm

1201 Shepherd Drive, Houston
Texas, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Board Certified Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AssociateAmerican Board of Trial Advocates2013
No. 1 Insurance Law VerdictTop Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 20132013
Litigator of the WeekTexas Lawyer Magazine2012
No. 1 Work Place Safety VerdictTop Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 20122012
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Life MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2006
MemberCollege of the State Bar of Texas1999
FellowHouston Bar Foundation1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Civil Lawyer Houston TexasBarton Law Firm1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember2013 - Present
United States of America - District of ColoradoMember2013 - Present
Texas Board of Legal SpecializationPersonal Injury Trial Law2012 - Present
United States of America - Eastern DistrictMember2009 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2008 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLifetime Member - Fellow1998 - Present
United States of America - Southern DistrictMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasAttorney Member1994 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hindu temple’s claim$2.737 million
Child Burned in Water Heater Accident$1.49 Million Dollar
Roye v DuPont$12 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
South Texas College of Law - Texas Insurance SymposiumContractors and Claims Don't Mix2014
Litigating Hurricane IkeThe Plaintiff's Perspective Nine Months After the Storm2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1994
University of Texas System, AustinEconomicsBA1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Texas College of Law - Texas Insurance SymposiumContractors and Claims Don't Mix2014
Litigating Hurricane IkeThe Plaintiff's Perspective Nine Months After the Storm2009