Daniel Johnson represents clients in commercial, insurance and energy-related litigation. Daniel's national practice involves litigation in many state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. He litigates insurance and indemnity issues that arise from oil field services and energy sector contracts. Daniel also represents London Market and other international and domestic insurers in connection with coverage disputes arising out of blow outs, control of well claims, hurricanes and other catastrophic events. In his commercial plaintiff work, Daniel has recovered significant sums for clients in contract disputes and tort claims.
Daniel is Partner in Charge of Sutherland's Houston office. Before joining the firm's litigation group, he served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable John D. Rainey and the Honorable Gray H. Miller of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He has served as a court-appointed attorney ad litem for a disabled minor and as court-appointed pro bono counsel in a federal civil rights case.
Defended a London energy package policy in a $100-plus million claim involving complex multiparty coverage issues.
Pursued more than $20 million on behalf of an offshore drilling company in connection with a collision.
Assisted an international drilling company in incident response and crisis management following a major well control incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion in Houston Business Journal's Who's Who in Energy (2015)
Named among Houston Business Journal's “40 Under 40” (2012)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of insurance (2011-2016)
Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2011-2014)
Honorable John D. Rainey, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Honorable Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas