Daniel has over twenty-five years of jury trial experience in personal injury. His trials have included all areas of his personal injury practice including medical malpractice, maritime injuries, trucking and commercial vehicle collisions, products liability, and serious work injuries.
He was born a “service brat” in Laguna Beach California and moved more than twenty times before he graduated from high school. From Florida to Alaska, he met bullies in every new school. He learned to get along with and respect other new cultures, and to never start a fight but never walk away from one. He has never backed down from a fight and never will. That lesson became his life’s philosophy and benefits every client that he represents. It also developed his study habits and tenacity for mastering his various passions. From trying cases to a jury, arguing a case on appeal, to cooking, being an instrument rated private pilot, fishing, hunting and home improvement, being a good husband and father, he always gives his best. He has worked since he was fifteen and has a reverence for those who work hard to support their families.
Daniel considers his first professional job as when he was a laser lab analyst for General Dynamics Fort Worth (now Lockheed Martin) in the materials response research group under Dr. Ken Kibler. He assisted the build of the contractor-designed 10Kw CO2 laser then set up the High Energy Laser Lab (HELL), maintained the lab, then wrote the safety bulletin for the lab. After burning holes in advanced candidate aircraft materials for several years, Daniel went to Baylor Law School on a full academic scholarship and graduated in 1994. He has represented hundreds of clients and obtained many millions for his injured clients over his career. Daniel has been married to attorney Nina Stone for two decades. They have two adult daughters and several other “adoptees” that are no less than family to them.
- $7.6 Million against an oil exploration company for negligent design of an oil platform for causing the death of a "mud man."
- $5.7 Million in lifetime income benefits for a construction worker who lost the use of a hand in a commercial vehicle accident.
- $4.3 Million for a field service technician who suffered 3rd degree burns to his body while attempting to save his employer's equipment.
- $4.1 Million for a longshoreman who lost the use of his left arm while emptying a railroad tanker at port.
- $1.75 Million for a head on collision with a commercial vehicle that resulted in chest contusion and aggravation of shoulder bursitis.
- $1.2 Million against a private prison for medical negligence.