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Daniel James Clanton

Family Attorney at Southlake, TX

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    All matters related to Family Law including divorce, child custody, child support, property division, modifications, name changes, termination and adoption cases, grandparents and other relatives seeking child custody.

    13 years, 300 cases

  2. Child custody
    Child custody encompasses many aspects of the parent-child relationship including the right to determine the primary residence of the child and other important decisions. Custody typically includes possession or visitation issues and child support.

    13 years, 150 cases

  3. Child support
    The establishment of paternity and child support is a very important aspect of family law. Ensure you know all of nuances that apply and can affect the outcome of your case. Hire an experienced professional to represent you throughout the process.

    13 years, 250 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    Dissolving a marriage can have far reaching consequences whether there are children involved or not. Achieving a just and right division of a marital estate is best accomplished by an experienced attorney, well versed in Texas community property law.

    13 years, 100 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    Couples divorcing after a short duration marriage with little community property to divide and no children born during the marriage, may agree on all terms at the outset. This is the most efficient method to divorce and can be done for a flat fee.

    13 years, 75 cases


I am a second career lawyer. Before attending law school I spent ten years serving in the military as an attack helicopter pilot.  I am a father and zealous advocate in family law cases.  The same integrity, honesty and dependability required to operate as an aviator, now exists to create a dynamic attorney-client relationship.


Daniel J. Clanton, P.C.


5.0 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by amber | March 28, 2013
awesome lawyer! one who cares about people over money!
I absolutely LOVE Daniel and Kim. They are on top of EVERYTHING and anytime I have a question or concern they respond extremely quickly. I am kept up to date on everything he does. This office really cares about the people over the money. I would recommend Daniel to anyone. If I ever need a. Lawyer again, he will be my first phone call!
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Posted by Kaitlin | October 9, 2014
Excellent Lawyer! Informed and hardworking.
Daniel is an extremely well informed, time conscious lawyer. He will do whatever necessary to assist you with whatever issue arises. He helped me figure out a speeding ticket as well as reach a settlement for a car accident I was in this year. Overall a great experience and I felt at ease as he dealt with my cases.
Posted by RJ | January 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney. Incredible Results.
In the sea of family law attorneys, Daniel noticeably stood out amongst the many lawyers I was vetting for my case. He immediately demonstrated great competence, flexibility and transparency. My case had many nuances regarding child support and he accurately predicted where we had standing /strong arguments and where the courts would be in opposition to my reasoning/approaches. Daniel delivered results beyond my expectations at trial, rendering the absolute best outcome one could possibly hope for. I'm truly grateful for how he handled my case at every step and believe others in need of strong counsel will feel fortunate to have him on their case. If you're in need of great representation at a reasonable rate, do yourself/family a favor and set up an initial consultation with him to discuss what he can do for you.
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Response from Daniel Clanton January 10, 2024
Thank you for placing your trust and confidence in me.
Posted by Callie | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Through a friend, we found Daniel. Daniel was very attentive, listened to all of mine and my husbands concerns regarding my step-children. He came up with a way to get what was best for our children, without even going to court!! Everything lined up perfectly and it all came together like it should have. We hired him in late October/Early November, and we are done in January. He worked efficiently and quickly. He's even communicated with my husband on the weekend with some of our concerns! This man is not in it solely for a payday. I feel he is genuine, and truly wants to help families work out what's best for the children. Our family has looked forward to this for 6+ years, with 4 different attorneys before finding Daniel, and 2 trial court hearings, and Daniel got it done in 3 months! He knows the law, and explains it well in layman terms. He does not beat around the bush. He tells you what is possible, and why it's not possible. He stresses so YOU don't have to! He'll be the first we call if we need an attorney again!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars
Daniel helped me recently with my divorce and was always available to talk through any questions or concerns I had. He was very kind and thoughtful when we talked through my feelings and what was reasonable in court. He worked late to help do some drafts to close out my case and was always on my side.
Posted by Christopher | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A triumph attorney
I reached out to many attorneys that wouldn't even look at my case, and Mr. Clanton came through last minute and helped me get my son back. This is the man you want representing you in court, he knows the law, he's clever and he will find a way for his clients. I was struggling with money and Mr. Clanton worked with us through those payments.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Daniel and his team are absolutely the best. Very responsive and took care of our needs.
Posted by Anna | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Attorney Clanton did such an awesome job, I was always kept updated on my case. His staff is very helpful. He always answers any questions about my case, usually within just hours. Which was great because he understands that you're a client and not just an email. I will always recommend him due to his professional demeanor and upfront honesty.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down best lawyer in Texas
This lawyer is helping my sister in a custody battle she is In. My sister ask me for help with the fees since she is a single mom. I've seen all the correspondence between Daniel and my sister, also having spoke with him myself, you can tell from how he is handling the case he takes a genuine interest in his clients. I believe the true mark of Mr Clanton's professionalism, integrity and most of all compassion lies with the fact that despite I was offering to pay him every month he never took advantage of anyone and used it as an opportunity to generate frivolous fees to line his pocket. Even today after a court hearing I email him to remind him that If the retainer runs low let me know his response is that he's not worried about the retainer but helping her do some stuff that will be favorable for her. You will not be disappointed in this attorney.
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Posted by Julianna | July 19, 2018
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Excellent Representation
I have had several attorney's prior to Daniel and I was told that there was no way that I would get anything remotely to what I was asking for. Well Daniel proved them wrong! He is a very sharp individual, he is organized, and he is very straight forward. If I am ever in need of an attorney, I will definitely hire him again!
Posted by Barry | November 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
We cannot thank Mr. Clanton and Marilyn (paralegal) enough for the amazing work they did for our case! They answered our questions, quelled our fears about the child support process, and the outcome couldn't have been better for us. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts! We definitely recommend Clanton Family Law Firm to anyone looking for a family law attorney!
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Posted by Angela | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support
I contacted Clanton Law Firm after hours while googling attorneys. To my surprise someone answered and happily discussed my questions. Mr Clanton set up an appointment for me to come to his office for a consultation. The following day I met Mr Clanton and discussed my reason for needing an attorney which was for a child support hearing. I explained to him that in my 37 years of life I somehow had never needed an attorney or retained one and that I was filled with questions about how the process works even. He answered all of my questions and left me with no cause for concern. I immediately placed a down payment for his service and was offered a payment installment as well. Quickly Mr Clanton went to work on my case for me and my 7 month old little girl. He sent notices and such to the other attorney in this case and went to bat for me. The first day at court Mr Clanton met me outside beforehand, calming nerves, and giving me a run down of exactly how things work, what to expect, etc...... Never once have I felt that he was out for only the retaining fee, nor request any additional fees once it wasn't resolved on that 1st day as expected! My personal outcome was in my favor and I can assure anyone that it probably would not have ended up that way had I not sought-after his professional skills. I would definitely recommend Mr Clanton to any parent having family law issues. And should I need an attorney again in the future, he's the only one I will be calling! No more going thru Google, hoping to find someone that CARES!
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2014
Mr. Clanton just gets it DONE!!!
Mr. Clanton has been a HUGE Blessing to my children and I. He has handled my case with a 100% genuine effort. I was in a situation where my children were placed with me and yet the AG was still garnishing child support from me. I went months in this state, inquired with 2 different Attorney's before Mr. Clanton and even paid 1 of those Attorneys for representation. All I saw was my hard earned money goto waste as neither of those Attorneys helped me in any way, not even the one I paid. I referenced a website a friend of mine recommended and I found it was a website I had previously used to look for an Attorney. I had actually even gotten a response from Mr. Clanton previously from my inquiry on that site. Well I reached out to him and he reached back out to me that very same day. Within 3 days I had a free consultation scheduled, that's right a free consultation. Mr. Clanton took his time to not only listen and get all the details of my case, but I could also see that he empathized with me and to me that was HUGE! I chose to hire Mr. Clanton that very same day. Since then all Mr. Clanton has done is provide results. He is very knowledgable in his field and knows then ins and the outs of the law and the courts. I tell him that he is a "Pitbull on my case and in the courts" and he knows I mean it with the upmost respect. As a single Father I can tell you that Texas is not very Father friendly in custody cases and child support cases, even when the other parent is a neglectful one. However, Mr. Clanton has shown me that single Father's do have hope especially when a person and Attorney such as himself takes the time to put all his efforts and heart into your case. I know Mr. Clanton has many clients, but I can honestly say that my experience with him has made me feel like I was his only client. It is something I have seen and heard Mr. Clanton take the time to do with all his clients. I thank not only Mr. Clanton, but also his wonderful Paralegal Marilyn (she is Awesome) for all that they have done, I greatly appreciate it. Bottom line, if you want results don't look anywhere else, hire Mr. Clanton. You won't regret it.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Clanton Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Marsala, Massey & Clanton, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Intern
  • Second District Court Of Appeals
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • 291st District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Judicial Intern
  • County Court at Law #5
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Us Army Jag Corps
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • BS Professional Aeronautics
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Father seeking custody
  • Gained sole managing conservatorship for father.


  • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Army Aviation Association of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017


  • Texas Wesleyan Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyer Luncheon - Casting Call
  • Paternity and Child Support Cases in Texas
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Daniel
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr.Clanton was opposing counsel to me on a very contested divorce with complicated child custody issues. He was very professional and courteous throughout our case while continuing to zealously advocate for his client. He was pleasant to work with and I certainly endorse Mr. Clanton in the area of Family Law."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Clanton is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who works vigorously for his clients. Works hard to get the best resolution for his clients and is professional in his dealings with opposing counsel. I would recommend him to others and I was the opposing counsel in our matter."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Clanton is an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who fights to protect his clients and serve their best interests in all facets of family law. He is aggressive, yet approachable and compassionate, and uses his positive reputation amongst his peers to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Clanton for over half a decade, both personally and professionally. He is an imminently skilled and thoroughly committed attorney who gets excellent results for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer my family and friends to him, and have done so in the past."
Family Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Clanton. He is an outstanding attorney and a stand up guy."
Divorce and separation
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