Thomas J. Daniel

Thomas J. Daniel is a Principal and Partner in the Firm.  On January 1, 2011, Mr. Daniel joined forces with Mr. Kwok for the express purpose of expanding their existing personal injury law practice on a State and National level.  Kwok Daniel, Ltd., LLP now services clients in Beaumont, New Orleans, San Antonio, Dallas, Oklahoma, Montana, and Los Angeles. Mr. Daniel continues to manage the daily operations of Kwok Daniel Ltd LLP utilizing cutting edge metrics and algorithms.

Mr. Daniel earned his law degree from the University of Texas in 1996, attending on scholarship, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, graduating magna cum laude in economics.

Mr. Daniel started his law practice at a prominent personal injury defense firm. He successfully defended major corporations on a variety of multi-million dollar cases, with a focus on toxic torts, Jones Act (injuries at sea), auto accidents, and catastrophic workplace injuries.

After gaining valuable insight on the defense side of personal injury law, Mr. Daniel joined the Firm as our negotiations expert, handling the majority of the firm’s pre-litigation settlements. Mr. Daniel’s section handles an average caseload of 800 cases at any given time. Over the years, Mr. Daniel has successfully settled thousands of cases ranging from thousands to millions of dollars. Mr. Daniel’s expertise is further utilized in many of the Firm’s litigation cases, particularly in mediation.

Most notably, Mr. Daniel’s average personal injury case settlement is consistently higher than the average settlement of the same case in the State of Texas.

In his spare time, Mr. Daniel enjoys traveling, fishing and spending time with his family. Nevertheless, his main outside interest is playing poker. He has participated and placed in a variety of professional tournaments, including World Poker Tour events.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Texas in 1996, Austin, Texas

Admitted to Practice:

  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Organizations (Present & Former):

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association