Daniel P. Barton

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Houston, Texas

Barton Law Group
Daniel P. Barton
Barton Law Group

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1994

Education: Texas A&M University School of Law and the acquired Texas Wesleyan Univ. School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
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Barton Law Group

1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007 Visit website


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 and 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, 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 awarded in Texas. He also obtained a verdict for an Insurance Policy Holder of more than $2.7 million in a case involving insurance code violations setting a verdict record that year in Texas.

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 in different categories. He has also earned numerous honors from his peers, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Top 10 designation from the Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association. He also holds "Superb" client ratings on AVVO and is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been named to the Top 100 Attorneys in Houston for 5 the past years by SuperLawyers. 

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™ falls into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. These are the highest marks possible. 

2023 Martindale-Hubbell distinguished Mr. Barton in the Judicial Edition with an AV Preeminent rating by the Judiciary.

Mr. Barton is licensed in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Insurance Coverage

First Admitted: 1994, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://bartonlawgroup.com/attorneys/daniel-barton/

  • Super Lawyer, 2014-2023
  • Selected by SuperLawyers as Top 100 Attorneys in Houston 5 consecutive years, Top 100 Attorneys in Houston , SuperLawyers
  • 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
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates - ABOTA
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law since 2013 by the National Board of Trial Advocacy  , 2023
  • 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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These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Great lawyer who gets tremendous results for his clients.”

“Dan is a devoted attorney for his clients and has enjoyed tremendous success for his clients. I consider him one of the best lawyers in the State of Texas.”

“Dan is one of the best insurance litigators in the country.”

“Well qualified, diligent, tenacious and dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients.”

“Dan Barton is an extremely knowledgeable and effective attorney. In the time I have worked with him I have learned a lot from him. His knowledge of the law and passion for his clients exemplifies the height of professionalism.”

Office location for Daniel P. Barton

1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 855-383-8931


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

Top Lists

Top 100: Houston Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023 Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers: 2019

Certificates and credentials

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Personal Injury Trial Law

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