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Daniel Joseph Palmer

Probate Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   44 reviews

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About Daniel

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         Daniel was born and grew up in San Antonio, Tx. After graduating from Antonian College Preparatory High School, he attended the University of Texas at Austin. There, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Government/Political Science, as well double-minoring in Business and Interdisciplinary Studies.

          Daniel then went on to receive his Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law. During his time in law school, Daniel also soent a summer in Europe studying under United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria.

          Immediately after receiving his law license and being admitted to the Texas Bar, Daniel became a Criminal Texas State Prosecutor for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. Daniel also spent time as the First Chair Prosecutor running the office’s Criminal Protective Orders Unit, where he conducted Protective Order hearings in front of the elected Civil District Court Judges in Bexar County. After leaving the DA’s Office, Daniel then went on to work at  a multi-practice area law firm with offices across Texas. There, he handled the law firm’s caseload, representing the various legal needs of the office’s clients.

          In his spare time, Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and son, playing a variety of different musical instruments, collecting vinyl records, reading, long-distance running, and cheering on his Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Marquardt Law Firm
14603 Huebner Rd., Suite 3801
San Antonio, TX, 78230

Reviews

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Posted by Elliott | August 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Had the pleasure of working with Daniel Palmer as he prepared my estate plan. He was very concise, patient and explained everything I needed to know. Fantastic lawyer if you are looking for one to do your estate plan.
Posted by Joe | July 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Plan
Daniel J. Palmer Esq. from the Marquardt Law Firm, P.C. met with us to review and answer all questions regarding our Estate Planning Portfolio which included Last Will and Testament, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Release of Protected Health Information, Directive to Physicians and Family, Assignment of Personal Property, Living Trust, Certificate of Trust for the Living Trust, and Revocable Living Trust Funding Instructions for the Living Trust. Daniel J. Palmer Esq. has great communication skills. He made sure we comprehended the important items in each of the nine sections mentioned above. He took time to explain certain details, provided real life experiences and the future ramifications of decisions. He was a good listener and patient with us. We highly recommend Daniel J. Palmer Esq. to anyone who needs help in setting up their Estate Plan. We now have Peace of Mind knowing that all is in order. Joe & Rose Ontiveros
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Posted by John | May 27, 2021
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Outstanding Estate Planning Work
I choose Marquardt Law firm because of their specialty in Estate planning. I was not disappointed. My attorney, Daniel Palmer was awesome. His counsel was right on target, just what I needed. In addition, the staff with whom I worked, were outstanding, as well. Everyone helped me feel that my needs were in good hands. Definitely, five stars for all.
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Posted by Cory | March 5, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I hired Daniel to help me with an order of non-disclosure. Through the whole process he was quick with his responses to my questions and clear about what was going on. Would hire again.
Posted by Michael | February 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I contacted Daniel about year ago. He took my case after a phone screening and in person interview. He gave me all my options and all outcomes of how my case would go. He went to work immediately once he was hired. He didn't stop until we got the best outcome that would be in my best interest. Daniel is straight forward and will work hard for you and with you to make sure the outcome comes out in your best interests.
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Posted by Jose | January 22, 2020
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Excellent Choice
Mr. Palmer was very straight forward from the first time I contacted him and I knew I was making a wise choice. Communication was great back and forth, and I was never kept in the dark. He was able to get my Felony case dismissed in a few months and I am definitely going to rehire him to get it expunged. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!
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Posted by Mia | June 11, 2019
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Highly recommended to hire !
I am a young single mother who works full time and attends school and most recently An officer had pulled up behind while I was already parked for not having a license plate in the front of my car and the officer had arrested me for something that could’ve been a ticket! I hired Daniel J. Palmer to help me fight my case and he was there for me every step of the way and kept my best interest in mind. He always made sure he was updated with information to best help your case. Daniel was able to DISMISS my case! I would love to recommend him to anybody who needs help with getting the best results in your case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2019
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Great lawyer
Mr. Daniel Palmer saved me! He is a hard-working and brilliant lawyer who knows the intricacies and complexities of criminal law. He used this knowledge and expertise along with much time spent researching case and my two case were dismissed. For emergency call interference and assault bodily injury which could have jeopardize my future big time. He always replied to my emails, or phone calls in a timely manner He gives you enough time to discuss about the case patiently unlike many other big law firms and fees are reasonable too. Overall he is a nice person to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Danielle | April 30, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Palmer is an exceptional lawyer. He went above and beyond my expectations!
Posted by Jason | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
So grateful!
Facing a felony charge has got to be the most stressful ordeal I've ever gone through. Thank God I was able to work with Daniel Palmer! With out going into detail I was facing a charge for which I didn't commit (seriously) and was ready to accept deferred adjudication even though I was so very reluctant to do so. I didn't want to take it to trial because a potential loss could've equalled an even harsher outcome. Then the best case scenario happened. Dismissed! I am forever thankful to Mr Palmer and his team for all their hard work! Quite incredible!
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Posted by Sean | February 11, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer and Excellent Outcome
Daniel Palmer stood out for me in ways few other people have. It was a much welcome weight off my shoulders to have a lawyer that not only was knowledgeable and honest, but easy to approach and relatable, even humorous when appropriate. He navigated my case quite well and I could not have asked for a better outcome. One last thing, I would like to commend him and his assistant on being easy to reach and prompt at returning emails and calls. Once again I highly recommend Mr Palmer.
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Posted by Robert | December 5, 2018
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Excellent Professional
Daniel was able to keep me sane during my legal process with continued assurance. He was able to get my case dropped by utilizing the experience he has with the D.A.'s office. I would HIGHLY recommend Daniel to anyone with legal issues. I can't express how much I appreciated working with him.
Posted by Ellie | October 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Passionate Attorney
It was very important for my family and I to write this review about Daniel. He is such an outstanding person with an amazing heart and has the best interest of his clients. From his immediate response during our desperate state to the end of the court proceedings he was in constant contact. Daniel thoroughly explained how things worked, what the the different outcomes may be, and what his goal was for our son. Our son was life facing a possible life changing sentence for a felony crime even though he is a juvenile. Daniel refused to let our sons life be ruined and he worked very hard to make sure it wasn’t. Daniel...If your you get a chance to read this...THANK YOU! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for your help, dedication, and passion to case of our son! I honestly don’t think you fully understand just how appreciative we are! We wish you all the best and continued success! Keep doing an amazing job at helping others like you helped us!
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Posted by Hector | October 3, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
We were referred to Mr Palmer by our family attorney who we hold in high regard and trust. I can say that it was the best advice we received and we are extremely impressed with the attention we received and how Mr Palmer took his time to listen to us and explained everything we could expect and made sure we understood. He keeps an open line of communication, by phone or email. If ever the need should arise again we will definitely retain his services. The five star rating I've given was most definitely earned.
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Posted by Rob | August 31, 2018
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Caring, knowledgeablle and a Winner
Daniel helped our family tremendously in a case involving our daughter. He listened carefully to us and gave us outstanding counsel. I encourage you to hire him.
Posted by Mandy | July 19, 2018
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Thank you Mr Palmer so much
I got a phone at work about my 16yr son, the next day my daughter and called all day for advise. Mr Palmer called my daughter answered all her questions and she told him this is my bestfriend my little brother means everything to me. My husband, myself and our 2 children meet with Mr Palmer he was great we hired him. He always called returned all my emails answered all my questions answered I was so sick with this situation. Then after a weeks he called and gave me the best news case was dismissed didnt have to go any further that the detectives office. We are so blessed to have him on our side. I cried out of joy. He cares and very detailed. I always apologized because I may have asked a billion questions, but he always answered. When he called me with the good news I swear I could hear a smile from ear to ear from him, he was pleased as well. If you about your children, he will as well. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2018
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Thanks Daniel great experience
Very happy with my choice with Daniel. He was always one step ahead very helpful and willing to explain with detail everything to me. I am only can say thank to Daniel and off course I will recommend hem to anyone that maybe need legal assistance in the future.
Posted by Kathy | March 26, 2018
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This man is a legal GOD!!!!
I’m not one to write reviews or answer surveys; but, I will write this one! Daniel J. Palmer is an amazing attorney whose bedside manner goes without saying. He is caring, patient, dedicated and understanding. Over the past several months Daniel J. Palmer worked diligently on my DWI II charge fighting for me every step of the way. Even in instances where I received violations and had to return to court to face the judge; he guided me and stood by my side every step of the way. His legal expertise made the difference in this case as to whether I would be free or be another case number for the Bexar County System. Words can not express my gratitude and the debt I will forever owe this man... it is simply priceless! I made the right decision in hiring him because thanks to him my case was fully DISMISSED!!!! Both my ALR (which involved my drivers license) and my criminal case (which involved my freedom) were DISMISSED!!!! He is a legal GOD and I made it a point to let the entire courthouse know today!!! Thank you Daniel for all of your self-less hard work, the time you took out if your life to make the difference in mine and the expertise you conveyed. As I close this review with tears in my eyes....I just want you and all those reading this to know that my family and I are honered to have met you and will never forget you!!!! You were there when no one else was...nothing but love for you Mr. Palmer...keep up the good work you do for the people you represent. May God always show favor and blessings on YOU!
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Posted by Michael | February 20, 2018
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A True Professional, Thank you!
When you really need EXCELLENT professional legal advice look no further than Mr. Palmer. I came to him needing assistance with a legal issue that was still on my record from over a decade ago even though I did everything the court asked me to clear my name: It was still there. Not only did Mr. Palmer take my case, he kept me informed every step of the way. I can't thank him enough for the service I received. On top of that, the situation was handled even faster than I anticipated. I would highly recommend him if you need a lawyer.
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Posted by Abdi | February 19, 2018
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Criminal Lawyer
This lawyer took on my case while I was charged with assault and battery to my wife. I had no papers, I wasn’t a United States citizen so I was facing deportation and jail time. I had no options I couldn’t take deferred as a proposition or it would go on my record. I Only had one option and that was to get it dismissed.. The lawyer suggested that we go for pretrial diversion even though only small amount of people gets accepted, like 10% I believe. We went for it and thankfully we were accepted.. completed all my requirement in less than five months. Although I was on probation for 12 Months. This lawyer got me an early termination I was out and done in 5months. Then he dismissed my case three weeks later I ask him to expunge it and he did it right away . 3 weeks after my case was expunged I was able to go to immigration and prove my innocence. Then I was scheduled to become a citizen a week later after that.. I am so happy with my lawyer Daniel Palmer for everything he has done for me. I recommend this guy to anybody. He is very easy to get a hold of, his just a text message away you don’t even have to call him. He is simply the best lawyer Out there . I will forever be grateful to him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Firm Owner
  • The Law Office of Daniel J. Palmer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Eric Cedillo
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Student Attorney
  • St Mary's University School Of Law
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Innsbrook
  • Institute on World Legal Problems
  • 2008
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State v R.O.
  • Jury Verdict in favor of Mr. Palmer's client
  • State v. C.J.
  • Jury Verdict in favor of Mr. Palmer's client
  • State v E.R.
  • Jury Verdict in favor of Mr. Palmer's client
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Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Anthony de Padua Pro Bono Clinic
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • GP, Solo, and Small Firm Section- State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 30 Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2016
  • Best Entertainment Lawyers in San Antonio
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2016
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney: Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Entertainment Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney- Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Featured Attorney: Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Certificate
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2010
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (78)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of trying a case against Daniel. He was well prepared, and well versed in the law. As a trial lawyer, he connected really well with the jury, weaving together complex legal principles with a down-to-earth approach to story telling. Beyond the field, Dan is a great professional full of empathy and care. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was the defense counsel in several criminal cases with Daniel as the prosecutor. His advocacy and professional demeanor were beyond reproach. More impressive was his sincere concern for the rights of the defendant and consideration of the merits of each case. Daniel illustrated that his prosecutorial oath to ensure justice is done was paramount and never succumbed to the pressures by his superiors to only seek convictions. In my experience this quality was extremely rare under the regime of the Bexar County District Attorney he worked for. Only a handful of ADA’s in this office ever concerned themselves with anything but a conviction. Subsequently I have consulted with Daniel on civil and criminal cases and as expected am even more confident in his ability to evaluate, prepare, and advocate while still providing personal attention to each client. Daniel Palmer is one of the few in my profession that I can proudly consider to be a fellow Constitutional soldier."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel Palmer. I have known Daniel to be a tireless advocate for his clients, dedicated to improving their circumstances through his hard work on their cases. Daniel’s extensive experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney makes him a qualified expert in this area of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well known and respected in the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Daniel is an exceptional attorney. Just as importantly, he's an exceptional person. If my best friends have a legal problem, then Daniel would be my go-to referral. Added perk: He's an all-around-great family man, has phenomenal taste in music, and understands the value of peace of mind. Daniel is single-handedly debunking the stereotype of shady, money-centric attorneys. From the get-go, it's obvious that Daniel cares about each client and will go the extra step for legal justice and client satisfaction."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel has a very diligent work ethic and will not stop until he can reach a favorable resolution. I had the opportunity to work with Daniel while he was an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, and have had the opportunity to work with him as opposing counsel. Daniel's sharp intellect and relentless drive make him a force to be reckoned with as a trial attorney."
Violent crime Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel has truly impressed me as an aggressive litigator. He is well-prepared and has a genuine desire to win. I wholeheartedly endorse him!"
Entertainment Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great attorney and good guy. He knows his stuff. From Entertainment law to Criminal Defense, he'll work his tail off to make sure you get the best resolution on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen him in the courtroom firsthand and he is very impressive in his command of criminal law. I would not hesitate to refer him clients for criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anyone who retained Daniel will be getting an attorney fully committed to their client's cause. I know that Daniel invests 100% in every client that walks through his door. He was dedicated as a prosecutor and he is the same now as a defense attorney. Anyone would be fortunate to have Mr. Palmer as their attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an excellent San Antonio criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a diligent and talented attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Daniel is an aggressive and intelligent defense attorney. He doesn't back down when he's defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Daniel Palmer is an excellent choice for representation on any criminal defense legal matter. Daniel's down-to-earth style make him a tremendous asset on any legal matter."
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