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Daniel Knight Dinneen

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%

    16 years, 100 cases

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    20%

    16 years, 20 cases

  3. Trucking accident
    20%

    16 years, 20 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    20%

    16 years, 20 cases

  5. Litigation
    10%

    16 years, 100 cases

Daniel is one of the founding members of McLaurin | Dinneen, PLLC. But the first time he and Jason teamed up was while they were both still associates at one of Houston’s largest defense firms. In their first case together, they successfully defended a billion-dollar claim in federal court against one of the nation’s most notoriously litigious billionaires.

After establishing a reputation for himself as a defense attorney, Danny then switched sides of the aisle and went to work representing injured plaintiffs as a Trial Lawyer for Jim Adler, P.C.. Shortly thereafter, in 2012 he founded The Dinneen Law Firm, PLLC. Right out of the gate, he successfully obtained a substantial cash settlement against one of the world’s largest oil companies for his very first client. And that was only the beginning. His work both in and out of the courtroom has now resulted in tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients.

For his exceptional results, Daniel has been named a Rising Star by Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers for each of the past 5 years consecutively. He has also repeatedly been named a Top Lawyer by Houstonia Magazine, a member of the prestigious Million-Dollar Advocates Forum, and a recipient of a perfect 10.0/10.0 rating by .

Outside of the courtroom, Daniel is also extremely active in the local community. He has served as a volunteer debate coach at Katy Taylor High School, is a Big Brother with Houston Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and in 2014 he was named the Volunteer of the Year by the Houston Urban Debate League.

Danny was educated at the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy. He then attended The University of Texas School of Law where he graduated, with honors, in 2007. While there he was a mock trial champion, an editor on The Review of Litigation, and the recipient of two different Presidential scholarships.

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Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Daniel

McLaurin Dinneen, PLLC
1001 Texas Ave.
Suite 1400
Houston, TX, 77002

Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | July 24, 2013
Good man, great lawyer
I couldn't be happier with the work Mr. Dinneen did on my case. If you are looking for a lawyer you can trust, and who gets results, I recommend him most highly.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Dinneen met and exceeded every one of my expectations and achieved an outstanding result for me and my family. I would never use another attorney after working with Mr. Dinneen.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Co-Founder
  • McLaurin | Dinneen, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Dinneen Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Trial Attorney
  • Jim S. Adler & Associates, PC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brown Sims, PC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Summer Associate
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Jenkins & Gilchrist
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • The Murray Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2005
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Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • J.D., with honors
  • 2007
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Certificate of Business Foundations
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Towery & Associates v. Allgood
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Hanks v. Dickinson
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Simons v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., et al.
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Urban Debate League
  • Judge
  • 2011 - Present
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Big Brother; Amachi Mentor
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year, 2013-2014
  • Houston Urban Debate League
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10% Profiles
  • Linked In
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2013
  • Featured Attorney - Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Werner C. Melis Award with Honorable Mention
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • 2007
  • The Review of Litigation
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2005
  • Class of '66 Endowed Presidential Scholarship
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2005
  • First Place - Gardere, Wynn, & Sewell Mock Trial
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2004
  • Roberta Reeves-Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2004
  • Member
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • The University of Texas
  • 2000
  • College Scholar
  • The University of Texas
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Venture: Harvard's Busness & Technology Magazine
  • Here Comes the Internet Access Tax
  • 2004
  • Venture: Harvard's Business & Technology Magaine
  • Rebuilding Iraq: Big Firms, Big Contracts, Little Accountability
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • None
  • None
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
Endorse Daniel
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Danny and I have worked on a handful of cases together and achieved successful results for our clients every time. He is a tireless and talented young gun. He knows how to simplify complex cases and leaves no stone unturned for his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny's attention to detail and zealous advocacy for his clients makes him a great asset to the Houston community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is extremely bright, responsive and diligent in representing his clients. I would recommend Dan to anyone looking for a top flight personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the very few really detail oriented lawyers that genuinely cares about his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Dinneen. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Friend
"Daniel is someone I would recommend to anyone looking for superior representation in a personal injury case. He is a fantastic lawyer who aggressively represents his clients. I highly endorse him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I haven't worked closely with Mr. Dinneen, but in our single encounter I was very favorably impressed with his attention to detail, responsiveness, and professional courtesy"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I would recommend Dan to anyone looking for superior representation in a personal injury case. He is a fantastic attorney who aggressively represents his clients. I highly endorse him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Daniel Dinneen is an excellent litigator with extensive in depth experience in complex litigation and personal injury."
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Houston Personal injury Lawyer Daniel Knight Dinneen
Daniel Knight Dinneen
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 15 years