Attorney Profile

Daniel D. Horowitz, III

Daniel Horowitz, III

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
800 Commerce Street
Houston, TX 77002
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend


Texas (TX)



Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014


Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 years Selected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff



Daniel D. Horowitz received his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law, and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 2002. He joined Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend as an associate in 2005 and became a partner in 2011. Since joining the firm, Mr. Horowitz has focused his attention solely on personal injury cases. Attorney Horowitz is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

“Great lawyer, very hard worker.”
This comment was made by a fellow attorney during the annual nomination process.

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About Daniel Horowitz, III

Law School: South Texas College Of Law

Admitted: 2002, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Lawyers 2013 list - Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Business/Commercial, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Reich Chandler Outstanding Advocate Award, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Director of the Year, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2007
  • H Magazine Top Lawyers for the People, 2008
  • H Texas Top Lawyers for the People honor as presented by H Texas Magazine
  • Texas Rising Star honors as presented by the Law & Politics Magazine - Key Professional Media, a publication of Texas Monthly
  • Texas Rising Stars honors as presented by Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2013
  • American Inns of Court, 2008
  • H Magazine Professionals on the Fast Track**, 2009

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates Board, Chair, 2009
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Supreme Court Historical Society, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Membership Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Finance Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2012
  • Houston Trial Lawyer Association, Big League Bash Committee, 2009
  • Houston Trial Lawyer Association, Golf Tournament Chairman, 2009
  • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, CLE and Executive Committee Member, 2009 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Law & Media Committee, 2007 - 2009
  • Houston Bar Association, Speakers Bureau
  • Houston Bar Association, LIPS 'Lawyers in Public Schools' Committee
  • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2010 - 2011
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Calf Scramble Donors Committee
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Entertainment & Sports Law Section, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Alternate Board Advisor, Workers Compensation Section, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, New Directors Orientation Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Board Advisor, Law Practice Management Standing Committee, 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Vice-Chair, Policy Manual Subcommittee, 2012 - 2013
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2013
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member, 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2014
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni Association, President, 2012 - 2013
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2005
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Texas Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, 2002 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow, 2004
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors, Trustee, 2005 - 2007
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Chairman, 2005 - 2007
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation Grants Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • University of Texas Silver Spurs Alumni, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers' Judicial Liaison Committee, Chairman, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Throughout the year, Mr. Horowitz volunteers with the Houston Bar Association's (HBA's) Speakers' Bureau. As part of this committee, he has on numerous occasions given speeches and lectures to various schools and organizations regarding the practice of law. Topics have included the importance of jury service, law as a career, contracts, health care reform, and the U.S. Constitution. In addition to his work through the HBA, Mr. Horowitz is a Founding Board Member of the Allied Advocates Foundation (AAF), a 501(c)3 foundation with the sole purpose of raising money to give back to those in need.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, New Rules on Motions to Dismiss and Expedited Cases Under $100,000, Houston Bar Association's Civil/Appellate Bench Bar Conference, 2013
  • Moderator, Implementation of Rules for Dismissals and Expedited Actions, Harris County Civil Judicial Education Conference, 2013
  • Update on the Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Personal Injury CLE, 2013
  • "Is Your Non-Refundable Retainer More Refundable Than You Thought". A Close Look at the Ethical Issues Surrounding Non-Refundable Retainers Following the Decision in Cluck v. Commission for Lawyer Discipline, 2007, Tex. App. LEXIS 355
  • "Client Wrangling-Managing the Difficult Client", HTLA Rising Tide Roundtable, Building Blocks for a Successful PI Practice, 2010
  • CLE Luncheon, "Hot Topics" in the Courthouse. Net of Taxes Earning Capacity--House Bill 4 meets the Federal Tax Code, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney's Fees, Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, 2007
  • MCLE Course: Latest Changes in the Disciplinary Rules, HBA, 2010
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Ski Seminar, 2007
  • Panel, Professionalism Day, Houston Bar Association, Texas Southern University, 2011
  • Speaker, Personal Injury Law, Tomball High School, 2011
  • Speaker, "The Importance of Jury Service", Seven Lakes High School, 2012
  • "Law as a Career", Klentzman Intermediate School
  • "What You Should Expect from Your Attorney", University of Houston's Center for Consumer Law, "People's Law School", 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1999; Honors: Silver Spur; Major: Business Management
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