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Timothy Vaughn Daniel

Timothy Vaughn Daniel

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About Me

What is your opinion regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I support empowerment for all people. Informed clients make better decisions. There is a plethora of information available for self-help but, with that said, it is critically important to confirm information with your attorney rather than assuming what you have read is correct or applies to your situation. Often information is outdated or other factors may bear on your legal rights.

Why did you decide to be a lawyer?

I wanted to change the world. I grew up in an era of rapid social, political, and legal change. At age 12, I sat through virtually every moment of the Watergate hearings, which brought down a president. I also read of lawyers like William J. Kunstler using a new approach which called attention to the inequities in the underlying system. I believed that progress could be made by passionate, ethical, and diligent people inside the system. Good lawyers can make a difference. I still believe that.

What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?

I have clerked for judges, worked for major law firms, and for state and federal governments. My broad experience allows me to see an issue from all sides and advocate effectively for my client, often creating a win/win outcome. On a personal level, I've raised a family and know what individuals and families are going through in this economy. I know how unsettling it is to live with financial insecurity. As a result, I have a sense of urgency about the needs of my clients.

Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?

Bankruptcy has reached epidemic proportions with between 500 and 600 new cases being filed each month in New Mexico alone. I have seen friends and acquaintances suffer business and personal reversals that have caused them to approach me for help. Most cite the lack of compassionate and proficient bankruptcy lawyers. I chose bankruptcy law to fill this need. I don't have a big firm mass production mentality. I've worked for firms like that and individuals get lost in the shuffle and never feel heard or understood. Each person and each story is unique. My approach is to listen and understand first, then advise.

What do you like best about your career?

The people. I like hearing the true life stories of my clients and I like helping them solve problems.

Tell us about your law firm:

I work one-on-one with each of my clients.

What are your strengths and style?

Energy, compassion, experience, and thoroughness are my strengths. My style is personal and casual. I want my clients to feel at ease and hopeful.

Personal Interests:

Social justice, politics, history, music, art, theater, film, food & wine, nature, travel, and spirituality.


Practice Areas


  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 100%
    3 years



Hourly ($175-200/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Lesley Erin Holloway

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only did I attend law school with Tim, I worked with him closely on matters related to mortgage and lending law. Tim works tirelessly for his clients and truly cares about getting the best result for them. He is one of the good guys! You can't go wrong with hiring Tim.


    Lesley Holloway Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Timothy V. Daniel, LLC

216 Washington Ave.
Suite 3
Santa Fe, NM, 87501


NMAuthorized to practice law200808/23/2012
TXInactive 200609/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2005