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Daniel Lee O'Neil

Daniel Lee O'Neil

also known as U-Turn

Practice areas:

Tax, Divorce & Separation, Wills & Living Wills, Litigation, Family

About Me

Former tennis pro. Current dog owner.


Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2010

  1. Tax: 45%
    5 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    5 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    5 years
  4. Family: 5%
    5 years
  5. Litigation: 5%
    5 years



Hourly ($250-650/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

29 total 

  • Scott Daniel Reiner

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Reiner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ross Brenton Russell

    His knowledge of tax law is second to none. His experience in resolving tax issues for clients in impressive and his results in a difficult area of the law are enviable. I endorse this lawyer.


    Ross Russell General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Frye, Oaks, and Benavidez, PLLC

3315 Mercer Street
Houston, TX, 77027



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2015
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2014
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2014
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2013
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2013
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2012
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2012
Top final exam grade: Tax EthicsUniversity of Houston Law Center2011
Top Contributor - TaxAvvo2011
Featured Attorney - TaxAvvo2011
Top Exam Grade in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (Spring 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Michael D. Jones2009
Top Exam Grade in Texas Marital Property & Homestead (Fall 2009)South Texas College of Law - Professor Pam George2009
Public Interest StipendSouth Texas College of Law2009
Pro Bono Honors ProgramSouth Texas College of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AssociateFrye, Oaks, and Benavidez, PLLC2015 - Present
AttorneyParadigm Partners2012 - 2012
AttorneyAlliant Group2012 - 2013
LL.M externship with Large Business & International (LB&I)IRS Office of Chief Counsel2011 - 2011
AttorneyHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2010 - 2012
Associate CoachUniversity of Houston Forensic Society & Debate Team2010 - 2013
Law Clerk in the Federal Litigation sectionAbraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Matthews Friend2010 - 2010
AttorneyThe O'Neil Law Firm2010 - 2015
Law Clerk in the Tax DivisionFulbright & Jaworski2009 - 2010
Corporate Claims & Litigation Law ClerkThe Methodist Hospital2009 - 2009
Pro Bono Honors Program FellowHouston Volunteer Lawyers Program2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS)Advisory Board Member2015 - Present
Golden KeyAlumniN/A
Psi ChiAlumniN/A
Phi Alpha ThetaAlumniN/A
Mortar Board National College Senior Honor SocietyAlumniN/A
Order of OmegaAlumniN/A
Sigma Phi EpsilonAlumniN/A
Phi Delta Phi legal honors fraternityBarristerN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
United States District & Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasAdmitted to PracticeN/A
United States Tax CourtAdmitted to PracticeN/A
Houston Volunteer LawyersVolunteer Attorney with the Disability UnitN/A
State Bar of Texas - Taxation SectionMemberN/A
Houston Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
Garland R. Walker American Inn of CourtPupillage Group TwoN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
IRS Audit - Jackson, MSFavorable client outcome in Fast Track Mediation. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
IRS Audit - San Francisco, CAFavorable client outcome in IRS Appeals. PROMINENT DISCLAIMER -- Past outcomes absolutely do NOT guarantee future results
U.S. Tax Court litigationN/A

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Publication NameTitleDate
SvbtleTax Controversy & Tax Crimes blog2014
SvbtleSmall Business/Solo Inventor Technology Transfer blog2014
JuxWhite Collar Criminal Defense blog2013
JuxTexas Family Law blog2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2011
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Southern Methodist UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2007

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit - hosted by UT-DallasPost-Obergefell implications and the current state of transgender law2015
Invited speaker (various community groups in Houston)GLBTI divorce in Texas after June 26, 20152015
Middle Class Legal IssuesAlternative Dispute Resolution Benefits and Burdens: SAPCR Mediation etc.2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesTax controversy explainer for the middle class2014
Middle Class Legal IssuesIRS Fast Track Mediation and Post-Appeals Mediation 1012013
Middle Class Legal IssuesEstate planning issues for the middle class2013
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvanced Advocacy2012
Middle Class Legal IssuesWhite collar crime in small business and self-employed situations2012
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 42011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 32011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 22011
Middle Class Legal IssuesFamily Law e-discovery2011
University of Houston Forensic Society & Debate TeamAdvocacy 12010
Middle Class Legal IssuesTrans* community legal resources2010
Middle Class Legal IssuesHIV and the Law2010
Pupillage Group 2 CLE on Tuesday November 10, 2009Sovereign and Diplomatic Immunity2009