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Daniel Troiano defends and prosecutes complex lawsuits on behalf of individual and corporate clients in Texas state and federal courts. He believes good lawyering begins with effective communication, whether with a client to understand its goals, or with a court to advocate for his client’s position, or with opposing counsel to negotiate positive resolution. From inception, Daniel aggressively approaches matters to posture them for early resolution by summary judgment or favorable settlement.

Daniel regularly litigates complex contract disputes, commercial disputes, business tort matters, lender liability and debt collection actions, liability suits, and insurance coverage matters. His litigation experience is exceptionally broad, including cases in each of the Texas federal districts, in various state district courts throughout Texas, in the Texas federal bankruptcy courts, and appeals to the Fifth Circuit and state appellate courts.

Daniel has gained sophisticated knowledge in the insurance, banking, and financial services industries. In the insurance context, Daniel has represented insurance carriers in declaratory judgment actions relating to coverage obligations in first and third-party coverage disputes, and has defended insureds against personal injury and property damage liability claims. In the financial services and banking arena, Daniel has handled creditors’ rights matters, represented lenders and borrowers in commercial loan and default disputes, and has defended financial institutions against lawsuits alleging violations of various state and federal debt collection statutes including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practice Act, and the Texas Debt Collection Act.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Daniel was an associate in the Dallas office of a national law firm where he represented financial institutions and other corporate clients in business disputes and against lender liability actions. Daniel previously worked for an insurance coverage and liability defense firm in Dallas. During law school, Daniel externed for a Justice of the Texas Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas and clerked for a Dallas County Court at Law Judge.

Education

J.D., cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2017
B.A., cum laude, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, 2013

Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section

Dallas Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section

Journal of Texas Insurance Law, Associate Editor

State Bar Licenses

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E.D. of Texas