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 blowouts, 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

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)

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

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, Valedictorian, Articles Editor, South Texas Law Review, American College of Trial Lawyers, National Moot Court Championship
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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