Theodore William Daniel

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 7468
United States
T:+1 214 855 7468
Theodore William Daniel

Theodore William Daniel


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Partner Ted Daniel focuses his practice on business and construction litigation in both federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings. His litigation experience includes representation with respect to virtually all aspects of construction disputes, banking and finance disputes, and real estate disputes.

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JD, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1981
AB, magna cum laude, Duke University, 1978

While in law school, Ted was Notes & Comments Editor of the Southwestern Law Journal. Ted is admitted to practice law in Texas.

  • Texas State Bar

With over 31 years of litigation experience, Ted has handled and tried numerous lawsuits and arbitration proceedings in almost all areas of business and construction litigation. A sample of recent and current matters for which Ted was or is the lead attorney include:

  • in a lawsuit pending in federal court in Dallas, Texas, the representation of a major sports cable network in the defense of a $6 million fraudulent transfer claim brought by the receiver of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme;
  • in lawsuits pending in federal courts in Dallas and Beaumont, Texas, the representation of a national lender in connection with class action lawsuits involving residential mortgages and the alleged filing of false or fraudulent liens;
  • in a three week jury trial, the state court defense of a $333 million claim for tortious interference and breach of contract in connection with a franchise arrangement;
  • the representation of a general contractor in a six week arbitration hearing against the owner and subcontractor, and the subsequent representation of the contractor's surety and lender in related state and federal court litigation, arising out of a $115 million project for the construction of a new cement plant;
  • the representation at a six day hearing on a lender's lift stay motion, and the defense of related state court fraud claims, in connection with a 1,000 acre piece of real property with a value of $40 million;
  • the state court defense of a department of transportation against a contractor's $6 million claim for breach of two highway maintenance service contracts and fraud;
  • in a two week arbitration, the defense of a department of transportation against a highway construction contractor's $4.5 million claim for design errors and breach of contract;
  • the federal court defense of an owner against a general contractor's $5 million claim for impact, inefficiency and extra work costs in connection with the construction of a new tire plant; and
  • the state court defense of a home builder against a developer's claim of breach of two lot take-down contracts valued at approximately $24 million per contract;
  • the defense of a contractor against a False Claim Act complaint in federal court in connection with a $140 million U.S. Army barracks project;
  • the representation of a contractor in the US Court of Federal Claims on claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with a $40 million medical waste management contract;
  • the representation of a contractor in a bid protest against an agency of the State of Texas in connection with an RFP on a $600 million light rail transit system
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Litigation: banking & finance, Best Lawyers, 2014, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2006 - 2021
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2014
  • Chambers USA, Texas construction, Chambers & Partners, 2009 - 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer, business litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2006, 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Patrick E. Higginbotham Dallas Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation