Firm Overview

Michael M. Essmyer, J.D. (Partner)


Michael M Essmyer has been in private practice in Houston for over thirty-one years. He is a former officer and shareholder in the law firm of Haynes & Fullenweider, P.L.C. in Houston. He founded the firm now known as Essmyer & Daniel, P.C. He has experience handling cases from Municipal Court through and including appeals to the United States Supreme Court, in addition to multiple appellate cases that were well publicized. Michael has successfully obtained or been involved in obtaining several appellate reversals by the United States Supreme Court. He has represented bankers and paupers, members of gangs and ministers. He is currently involved in two federal criminal tax cases, and two federal criminal cases involving gangs. He has just finished two federal criminal immigration cases. On the civil side, the Jankowiak appellate opinion is a must read for anyone who practices auto collision cases. It is also his and the firm's goal to participate in community projects and community affairs, and to protect the concept of justice for all. 

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Frank B. Daniel, J.D. (Partner)


Frank Daniel is a licensed Texas attorney who practices primarily in civil and criminal litigation. He has over thirteen (13) years of litigation experience trying numerous cases to jury verdict and is a founding shareholder in Essmyer & Daniel, P.C. He is the great-great-great-great grandson of Texas General Sam Houston, the grandson of Texas Governor Price Daniel, and the son of Texas Speaker of the House Price Daniel Jr.  

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Of Counsel

Bill Bailey, M.D., J.D.



  • American Board of Plastic Surgery    
  • National Board of Medical Examiners with Honors in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Pediatrics


  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPRS)
  • American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • International College of Surgeons (FICS), Fellow
  • President: Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • President: Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association: Texas Delegate
  • President Elect: Texas Medical Association
  • President: Harris County Medical Society
  • President: Houston Academy of Medicine
  • Houston Surgical Society


University of Texas Austin Bachelor of Arts


University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, TexasDoctor of Medicine


  • General Surgery Residency University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Hermann Hospital, 1968-1971
  • Plastic Surgery Residency University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Hermann Hospital, 1971-1973
  • Chief Plastic Surgery Resident, 1972 President: Harris County Medical Society


Texas 1967-present


  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, President 1995-1996
  • Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons, President 1986-1987
  • Harris County Medical Society, President 1993
  • Houston Academy of Medicine, President 1989
  • Texas Medical Association, Board of Trustees
  • Harris County Medical Society/SW Branch, President 1989
  • Museum of Health & Medical Science, President 1989
  • Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas
  • Medical Center Library, Chairman/Board of Trustees 1989
  • Texas Medical Center, Member/Board of Trustees 1993- 1996
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Judicial Council 1992-1995,
  • Membership Committee 1996-1999
  • American Society Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS),
  • Speakers Bureau 1981-1982
  • Representative-Council of Medical Specialties, National Patient Injury
  • Prevention Program 1982-1983
  • Committee Chairman Various
  • Committees 1993-1995
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank, Board of Directors 1992- 1998


  • Texas Department of Health
  • Texas Medical Disclosure Panel 1988-1991
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court Jury Task Force Executive Committee 1996-1997


  • Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Plastic Surgery Baylor College of Medicine, 1987-1990
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, 1988-Present-University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Plastic Surgery Research Foundation 1982-1985, University of Texas Medical Center at Houston
  • Clinical Associate in Plastic Surgery University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1973-1979
  • Chief Resident of Plastic Surgery University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 1972-1973