Daniel O’Brien

Of Counsel
CONTACT

Phone: 817-953-9656

About Daniel

Dan O'Brien is "of counsel" with Lovelace Law P.C. He has more than 18 years of experience representing individual and corporate clients in state and federal courts throughout Texas. Mr. O’Brien represents both plaintiffs and defendants, with an emphasis on business law and commercial law cases involving real estate fraud, commercial and residential lease matters, business torts, partnership disputes, and commercial collection actions.

Dan earned his undergraduate degrees in Economics and History from the University of Texas at Austin. Dan graduated from Baylor University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2001. Following law school, Mr. O’Brien served as briefing attorney to Justice Davie L. Wilson and the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas in Houston. From his time with the court of appeals, Mr. O’Brien has worked on over 75 appeals ranging from complex civil matters to capital murder cases. Dan also brings over 7 years of experience gained while working in the commercial litigation and general litigation sections of two large law firms, including one of the largest firms in Austin’s history.

In 2009, Dan completed his primary mediation at The Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law and his advanced mediation training involving family law matters in Fort Worth. He is qualified for appointment as a mediator in all civil disputes in the Texas and volunteers as a mediator for the Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center.

Attorney Info

Litigation Percentage

Bar Admissions

Education

Published Works & Speaking Engagements

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pro Bono Activities

Litigation Percentage
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2001
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2003
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    J.D. - 2001
    Honors: Order of Barristers
    Honors: Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity
  • University of Texas at Austin
    B.A. – 1996
    Honors: Dean’s List
    Major: Economics and History
Published Works & Speaking Engagements
  • Co-Speaker and Co-Author, “This Just In: Grand Juries, Investigations, Plea Bargains, Trials and Sentencing—Criminal Law in the News,” Robert C. Calvert American Inn of Court CLE (Austin) (2018)
  • Moderator, “Civility in Government Service,” Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dripping Springs Government Court (2019)
  • Speaker, “Challenges of Non-Profit Organizations,” Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Dripping Springs Course of Non-Profits (2017)
  • Moderator, “Guardianship,” Hays County Bench-Bar Conference (2016)
  • Speaker and Author, “They Stole My Identity. Now What Do I do?--An Orverview of the Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act.", Hays County Bar Association, 2013
  • Co-Author, "Lawyers Still Trying to Do Math: Proportionate Responsibility, Including the New HB4 (2005 Update)" Co-Author: Craig Duewall, Austin Young Lawyers Las Vegas CLE, 2005
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, University of Texas School of Law, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution
  • AV-Preeminent Rating* by Martindale.com / Martindale-Hubbell (Martindale ratings explained), 2017 - present (link “explained” here )
  • Named to Top Attorney List (Litigation) by Fort Worth, Texas – The City’s Magazine, 2007- 2008, 2011-2012, 2014-2016
  • Recognized as a Texas Rising Star, a Thomson Reuters service, as published in Texas Monthly Magazine (The Rising Star designation recognizes no more than 2.5% of Texas Lawyers under 40), 2010 - 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Barrister Member, Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Director, Hays County Bar Association
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Volunteer Mediator, Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center
  • Certified Arbitrator, BBB National Auto-Lines Arbitration Program
Pro Bono Activities
  • Commissioner, North Hays County Emergency Service District No. 1
  • Commissioner, Dripping Springs Emergency Management Commission
  • Director, Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, HCWC (Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center), and Roxanne’s House, non-profit organizations that serve victim of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in central Texas
  • Former Director and Past-President, Belterra Community Association, Inc., a non-profit homeowners association comprised of 1,850 homes near Austin, Texas
  • Past Member, Austin Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) (benefitting Austin Sunshine Camps)
  • Former Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Austin