- Crisis Management
- Energy Litigation
- Maritime & Shipping
|Contact Info||Telephone: 713.470.6193|
|University ||The University of Texas at Austin, B.A.|
|Law School||South Texas College of Law, J.D. Valedictorian, Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review, American College of Trial Lawyers, National Moot Court Championship|
Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
Member, Houston Bar Association
Volunteer Attorney, Houston Bar Association LegalLine
Member, Young Leaders, United Way of Greater Houston
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.
Sutherland counsels certain Lloyd's underwriters in $70 million offshore pipeline damage claim.
Sutherland represents 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 (2011-2014)
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
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Fifth Circuit Limits Pollution Liability
David A. Baay,Rachel Giesber Clingman,Juan C. Garcia,Daniel Johnson,Sean D. Jordan, February 27, 2014
In a significant decision issued February 24, 2014, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws preempt state laws in the case of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, because the event occurred in federal waters. That means states and local governments cannot collect penalties...
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