Frank Daniel

Frank is a licensed Texas attorney who practices primarily in civil and criminal litigation. He has over seventeen (17) years of litigation experience and has tried over 50 cases to jury verdict and/or the bench.  He is the founding member of The Frank Daniel Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

 

After graduating from Baylor University with a double-major in Business and Journalism in 1999, Frank received his Masters in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2000. He worked the next two years for P&O Nedlloyd, one of the world’s largest container shipping companies.  

 

In 2004, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2005. While in law school Mr. Daniel clerked for Federal Bankruptcy Judge Manuel Leal, worked as a legal assistant for the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office and also as a law clerk for the Litigation Division of the Harris County Attorney’s office.   

 

Frank is thankful to have been given the opportunity to begin his legal career with the firm of Essmyer, Tritico & Rainey, LLP (ETR) in late 2004 as a clerk.  He became an associate with the firm in 2005 after passing the bar and gained both personal injury and criminal defense litigation experience that serves him today. He remained with ETR until the firm split up in February 2011.  Soon after, Frank, along with his mentor Mike Essmyer, formed the firm Essmyer & Daniel, P.C.  In 2019, Frank started his own firm (The Frank Daniel Law Firm, PLLC) and makes every effort to handle pro bono matters as a regular part of his practice.

 

Family Background:  Frank is a member of Harvest Bible Church in Cypress, Texas and is blessed to be married with two children, who were appropriately named Liberty and Justice.  His wife and high-school sweetheart, Cari, is a Texas High School teacher.  He is the great-great-great-great grandson of Texas General Sam Houston, the grandson of Texas Governor Price Daniel, and the son of Texas Speaker of the House Price Daniel Jr.        

 

Areas of Practice:  

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

Motor Vehicle Accidents  Insurance Litigation  

Criminal Defense 

Maritime Litigation

Commercial Litigation/Business Disputes     

 

Bar Admissions:  

State of Texas, 2005  

U.S. Southern District of Texas  

U.S. Eastern District of Texas  

U.S. Western District of Texas     

 

Education:  

Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas J.D., Cum Laude  

Sam Houston State University, 2000 - M.B.A. - Major: Business Administration  

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1999 - B.B.A. - Major:  Business & Journalism     

 

Published Works:  

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Texas, National Business Institute, 2006  

Electronic Commerce: The Emerging Technology for Tomorrow’s Businesses, Allied International Conference, Academy of Information and Management Sciences, 2000     

 

Past Employment Positions:    

Essmyer & Daniel, P.C. 2011-2019 (Founding Member)      

Essmyer, Tritico & Rainey, L.L.P. 2004 – 2011  Associate    

P&O Nedlloyd, 2000 – 2002  Intermodal Coordinator    

William D. Bloodworth, II,1999-2000  Legal Assistant     

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:  

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2008 - Present

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2015 - Present

American Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Texas Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Houston Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Special Olympics Committee 2007-2017  

Delta Theta Phi, 2002 - Present  

Phi Alpha Delta, Member 1997 - Present  

American Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - Present  

Sons of the Republic of Texas (Life Member) – San Jacinto Chapter     

 

Attorney References:     

Dana Williams, Livingston, Texas

Michael M. Essmyer, Houston Texas

Walter P. Fontenot, Liberty, Texas  

Mollie Lambert, Cleveland, Texas

William Douglas Bloodworth, II, Conroe, Texas  

Chad Etheridge, Houston and Liberty, Texas

Terry Bacon, Cleveland and Liberty, Texas

Gilberto Flores, Liberty, Texas

Farrah Harper, Liberty, Texas            

Bruce Dunham, Houston, Texas

John Owens, Texas Attorney General’s Office     

Butch Cox, Harris County Attorney’s Office   

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Like his Dad, Frank is a member of the The Texas Trial Lawyers Association