Burns Charest LLP
Proven hustle. Unrivaled grit. Bold execution.
Daniel has spent years on the front lines of high-stakes litigation in both federal and state courts throughout the country, coast to coast, and international arbitrations around the world. He is equally comfortable in a courtroom talking to a jury as he is in a boardroom talking to executives or on a gravel road talking to witnesses. Daniel uses a combination of experience, intellect, grit, and compassion to achieve his client’s goals.
And Daniel’s excellent work and achievements are regularly recognized in various peer- and industry-driven rating publications. Those honors include being named “Attorney of the Year” in 2020 by Texas Lawyer, called a "Winning Litgiator" by National Law Journal, and listed as a "Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer" a "Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyer" and a "Leading Litigator" by Lawdragon. And he backs up those honors by actually winning in court day-by-day, including recently earning a $41,000,000 jury verdict in an oil & gas matter in Denver District Court.
Daniel’s experience goes deep. He has handled antitrust, breach of contract, business torts (trade secret misappropriation, executive employment disputes, and unfair competition), government takings claims, consumer protection issues, oil and gas disputes of many types, class actions, fraud, insurance bad faith, and wrongful death. His docket has also included nearly every type of procedural and jurisdictional challenges such as removal and remand, class certification, venue transfers, forum non conveniens, temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions, and appeals.
After his federal appellate clerkship, Daniel joined a nationally recognized litigation boutique firm where he became a partner. He left to pave his own path by co-founding Burns Charest with a goal of developing a team of skilled, trial-savvy lawyers together as a team. The Burns Charest team is modeled after his watchwords: efficiency and effectiveness.
Named "Leading Litigator" by Lawdragon, 2023