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Daniel P. Barton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Barton Law Group
1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 855-383-8931
Fax: 713-621-5900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage, Civil Litigation: Defense
Attorney Profile

From his law office in Houston, Texas, attorney Daniel P. Barton represents the rights and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout the state and across the country who have legal needs involving insurance claims as well as serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. A top-rated trial advocate, Mr. Barton is board-certified in both civil trial law and personal injury trial law, and he brings more than 25 years of experience to help his clients achieve the justice they deserve.

As the firm's owner and lead trial lawyer, Mr. Barton has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence, including all types of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, defective products, burn injuries, and industrial and construction accidents. Moreover, he also represents both commercial clients as well as individual policyholders with their disputes involving denied and bad faith claims, and other insurance-related disputes.

From his efforts, Mr. Barton has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients. Among his more notable successes, he secured a verdict of nearly $12 million for the victim of a workplace accident, which stands as the largest verdict involving workplace safety ever awarded in Texas. He also obtained a verdict of more than $2.7 million in a case involving insurance code violations.

Mr. Barton has earned the distinction of being the only attorney in Texas to obtain #1 verdicts for two consecutive years, as reported by VerdictSearch. He has also earned numerous accolades and honors from his peers, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Top 10 designation from Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association. He also holds "Superb" client ratings on AVVO, and he is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Barton obtained his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1994. Along with practicing before all Texas state courts, he also holds admission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Barton is a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, among his other professional affiliations. He is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas and a fellow with the Houston Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Daniel P. Barton

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Robert Earl Roye v. DuPont – $11,965,000
  • Sanatan v. Sirius Int. Ins. Co. – $2,737,817
  • Sanatan Shiv Shataki Mandir dba Ash V. Sirius International Insurance Company 2-1-13 Insurance carrier refused coverage. Number 1 Verdict in Texas for Insurance Bad Faith $2,737,817 Verdict No offer, $600,000 policy limit. Paid confidential amount in excess of policy limits., 2013
  • D.B. Western Inc. & Turner Industries Group LLC $11,965,000 Reported in Verdict Search Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame - Texas Lawyer
  • Largest Verdict in the State of Texas in Work Place Safety Robert Earl Roye and Diana Roye v. E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., 2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Texas Bar Foundation – Fellow – 2015-Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas – Fellow – 1999
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Life – Member – 2006
  • Houston Bar Foundation Lifetime Member – Fellow – 1998-Present


  • Super Lawyer, 2014-2019
  • Super Lawyer – Texas Monthly–Top 100 Attorneys in Texas, 2018-2019
  • Inductee Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame, Verdict Search – 2013
  • Verdict Search – 2012, Inductee Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine – 2012, Litigator of the Week
  • Top Texas Verdicts & Settlements of 2013, No. 1 Insurance Law Verdict
  • Awarded $2,700,000.00 for a commercial insurance claim
  • AV Rated Preeminent Attorney

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates - ABOTA
  • State Bar of Oklahoma Attorney – Member – 2017-Present
  • State Bar of Colorado Attorney – Member – 2016-Present
  • State Bar of Texas Attorney – Member – 1994-Present
  • United States of America – Southern District of TX – Member – 1994- Present
  • United States of America – Northern District of TX – Member – 2017-Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Personal Injury Trial Law – 2012-Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Member – 2013-Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Fellow College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado State Bar 2016 Oklahoma State Bar 2017 
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker and Author, Texas Insurance Law Symposium

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • United States Federal Claims Court, 2017
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Educational Background

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, B.A., Major: Economics, 1986

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Office Location for Daniel P. Barton

1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 855-383-8931

Fax: 713-621-5900

Last Updated: 6/28/2022

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