Daniel D. Horowitz, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III, PC
 | 2100 TRAVIS ST., SUITE 280, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832-460-5181
Fax: 832-266-1478
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC, Daniel D. Horowitz III focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Houston, he represents people throughout the greater metropolitan area, and he has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Horowitz has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 2002.

In his practice, Mr. Horowitz assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has handled during his distinguished career have involved defective products, construction site and oilfield accidents, premises liability, pipeline explosions, dog bites, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Horowitz has been able to recover more than $100 million for his clients, through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court. These have included a $3.8 million verdict for a construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft as a result of a faulty railing and numerous seven-figure settlements in other types of accidents. His successes have not gone unnoticed by his colleagues, and they have awarded him a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Horowitz attended the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, and in 1999, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management. He then pursued his legal education at South Texas College of Law Houston and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. After graduation, Mr. Horowitz spent three years as an insurance defense attorney before moving to the plaintiff's side. He is a past president of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and a member of several other professional organizations.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

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About Daniel Horowitz, III

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.ddhlawyers.com/personal-injury-lawyer-horowitz/

Honors/Awards:

  • Avvo Personal Injury Top Contributor
  • Texas Super Lawyers® honors as presented by Super Lawyers®, a ThomsonReuters Business, in Super Lawyers® and Texas Monthly
  • Texas Rising Star honors as presented by the Law & Politics Magazine - Key Professional Media, a publication of Texas Monthly
  • Director of the Year, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2007
  • H Texas Top Lawyers for the People honor as presented by H Texas Magazine
  • Top Lawyers 2013 list - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business/Commercial, Houstonia Magazine, 2016
  • H Magazine Top Lawyers for the People, 2008
  • American Inns of Court, 2008
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Mr. Horowitz has received this award multiple times., Top Lawyers of Houston, H Magazine, 2018
  • H Magazine Professionals on the Fast Track**, 2009
  • Texas Rising Stars honors as presented by Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas, Court Rules Committee, Board Advisor
  • State Bar of Texas, Member Services & Education, Appeals-Grant Review Subcommittee, Chair
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee, Co-Chair
  • State Bar of Texas, Nominations and Elections Committee, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Board Advisor
  • State Bar of Texas, Justice of the Peace Section, Alternate Board Advisor
  • State Bar of Texas, PJC-General Negligence & Intentional Torts Committee, Alternate Board Advisor
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Entertainment & Sports Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, General Negligence, Committee Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Board Advisor, Animal Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor to the Appellate Section
  • State Bar of Texas, Legislative Policy Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Policy Manual Committee
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Committee
  • Secretary-Treasurer of Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • President of Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • Texas Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni Association, President, 2012 - 2013
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Law Practice Management Standing Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association, Law & Media Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Grants Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors, Trustee, 2005 - 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2005
  • Houston Trial Lawyer Association, Big League Bash Committee, 2009
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2009 - Present
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Calf Scramble Donors Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Vice-Chair, Policy Manual Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Board Advisor, Workers Compensation Section, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, LIPS 'Lawyers in Public Schools' Committee
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Chairman, 2005 - 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • Houston Trial Lawyer Association, Golf Tournament Chairman, 2009
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2005
  • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2013
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates Board, Chair, 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, New Directors Orientation Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Trial Lawyers' Judicial Liaison Committee, Chairman, 2007
  • Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Finance Committee, 2011 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Throughout the year, Mr. Horowitz volunteers with the Houston Bar Association's (HBA's) Speakers' Bureau. As part of this committee, he has on numerous occasions given speeches and lectures to various schools and organizations regarding the practice of law. Topics have included the importance of jury service, law as a career, contracts, health care reform, and the U.S. Constitution. In addition to his work through the HBA, Mr. Horowitz is a Founding Board Member of the Allied Advocates Foundation (AAF), a 501(c)3 foundation with the sole purpose of raising money to give back to those in need.
  • President of Allied Advocates Foundation. AAF has donated $150,000 in the past few years to the Shriner's Orthopedic Hospital of Houston, 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest speaker, Judge Wettman’s mediation class, South Texas College of Law
  • TTLA Annual Ski Seminar
  • CLE: Best Kept Trial Secrets — Las Vegas, TTLA
  • “Can Friends Still Let Friends Drive Drunk?” Texas Bar Journal, May, 2013
  • Speaker, “Summary & Impact of New Expedited Trials & Early Dismissal Rules,” Houston Bar Association Litigation Section Luncheon
  • “Is Your Non-Refundable Retainer More Refundable Than You Thought March 2007. A Close Look at the Ethical Issues Surrounding Non-Refundable ”Retainers Following the Decision in Cluck v. Commission for Lawyer Discipline,2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 355, Jan., 2007
  • "Is Your Non-Refundable Retainer More Refundable Than You Thought". A Close Look at the Ethical Issues Surrounding Non-Refundable Retainers Following the Decision in Cluck v. Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 2007, Tex. App. LEXIS 355
  • This article focuses on the darker side of the profession such as depression, substance abuse, and suicide., Author, Professionalism: It's More than "Please and Thank You", The Houston Lawyer, 2019
  • CLE Luncheon, "Hot Topics" in the Courthouse. Net of Taxes Earning Capacity--House Bill 4 meets the Federal Tax Code, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • "What You Should Expect from Your Attorney", University of Houston's Center for Consumer Law, "People's Law School", 2007
  • "Law as a Career", Klentzman Intermediate School
  • Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney's Fees, Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, 2007
  • MCLE Course: Latest Changes in the Disciplinary Rules, HBA, 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Ski Seminar, 2007
  • "Client Wrangling-Managing the Difficult Client", HTLA Rising Tide Roundtable, Building Blocks for a Successful PI Practice, 2010
  • Speaker, "The Importance of Jury Service", Seven Lakes High School, 2012
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Law, Tomball High School, 2011
  • Panel, Professionalism Day, Houston Bar Association, Texas Southern University, 2011
  • Update on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury CLE, 2013
  • Moderator, Implementation of Rules for Dismissals and Expedited Actions, Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference, 2013
  • Speaker, New Rules on Motions to Dismiss and Expedited Cases Under $100,000, Houston Bar Association's Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Personally recovered over $100 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients.  

Representative Clients:

  • Individuals and families who have been seriously injured or killed by the negligence of others.  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • TTLA Reich Chandler Award, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1999; Honors: Silver Spur; Major: Business Management

Industry Groups

  • New Mexico
  • Texas

Comments

  • “Great lawyer, very hard worker.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Daniel D. Horowitz, III

2100 TRAVIS ST., SUITE 280
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 832-460-5181

Fax: 832-266-1478

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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