Frank B. Daniel, Partner

Frank 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.  

After graduating from Baylor University with a double-major in Business and Journalism in 1999, Frank received his Masters in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 2000.  He worked the next two years for P&O Nedlloyd, one of the world’s largest container shipping companies.  

In 2004, he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2005.  While in law school Mr. Daniel clerked for Federal Bankruptcy Judge Manuel Leal,  worked as a legal assistant for the Consumer Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s office and also as a law clerk for the Litigation Division of the Harris County Attorney’s office.     

Family Background:  Frank is a member of Harvest Bible Church in Cypress, Texas and is blessed to be married with two children, who were appropriately named Liberty and Justice.  His wife and high-school sweetheart, Cari, is a Texas High School teacher.  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.         

Areas of Practice:  

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

Motor Vehicle Accidents  Insurance Litigation  

Criminal Defense 

Maritime Litigation

Commercial Litigation/Business Disputes     

Bar Admissions:  

State of Texas, 2005  

U.S. Southern District of Texas  

U.S. Eastern District of Texas  

U.S. Western District of Texas     


Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas J.D., Cum Laude  

Sam Houston State University, 2000 - M.B.A. - Major: Business Administration  

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1999 - B.B.A. - Major:  Business & Journalism     

Published Works:  

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in Texas, National Business Institute, 2006  

Electronic Commerce: The Emerging Technology for Tomorrow’s Businesses, Allied International Conference, Academy of Information and Management Sciences, 2000     

Past Employment Positions:    

Essmyer & Daniel, P.C. 2011-current Shareholder (Founding Member)      

Essmyer, Tritico & Rainey, L.L.P. 2004 – 2011  Associate    

P&O Nedlloyd, 2000 – 2002  Intermodal Coordinator    

William D. Bloodworth, II,1999-2000  Legal Assistant     

Professional Associations and Memberships:  

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2008 - Present  

American Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Texas Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Houston Bar Association, Member 2005 - Present  

Special Olympics Committee 2007-2017  

Delta Theta Phi, 2002 - Present  

Phi Alpha Delta, Member 1997 - Present  

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2015 - Present  

American Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - Present  

Sons of the Republic of Texas (Life Member) – San Jacinto Chapter     

Attorney References:    

Walter P. Fontenot, Liberty, Texas  

William Douglas Bloodworth, II, Huntsville, Texas   

Jennifer Bergman, Cleveland, Texas   

Chad Etheridge, Houston and Liberty, Texas

Greg Lindley, Houston, Texas

Farrah Harper, Liberty, Texas            

Bruce Dunham, Houston, Texas

John Owens, Texas Attorney General’s Office     

Butch Cox, Harris County Attorney’s Office     

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