Daniel Johnson: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Daniel Johnson


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Crisis Management
  • Energy Litigation
  • Maritime & Shipping
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.470.6193
Fax: 713-654-1301
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
Law SchoolSouth Texas College of Law, J.D. Valedictorian, Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review, American College of Trial Lawyers, National Moot Court Championship
Admitted2004, Texas

Professional Activities

Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
Member, Houston Bar Association
Volunteer Attorney, Houston Bar Association LegalLine
Member, Young Leaders, United Way of Greater Houston
Member, Houston Mariners Club
Member, International Association of Drilling Contractors


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.

Selected Experience

Sutherland counsels certain Lloyd's underwriters in $70 million offshore pipeline damage claim.

Represented client in oil rig insurance dispute.

Awards and Rankings

Named among Houston Business Journal's “40 Under 40” (2012)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of insurance (2011-2015)

Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2011-2014)

Client Tools
Crisis Response & Incident Investigation


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

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Office Information

Daniel Johnson

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 3700
HoustonTX 77002-6760


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