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Attorney Daniel Valdez

Attorney (Abogado) Daniel Valdez is of counsel to Matthews & Associates. He works extensively in California on the firm’s chlorpyrifos pesticide lawsuits.

A native Houstonian and a first-generation college graduate, Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Spanish from Sam Houston State University.  After graduating, Daniel became employed as a legal assistant. While with this firm, he helped represent the victims affected by the 2005 BP plant explosion.  He also helped clients whose insurance claims were wrongfully denied for property damages as a result of Hurricane Ike.  These experiences led Daniel to pursue his law degree at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, which ultimately led to his career as an attorney.

EXPERIENCE

After becoming a licensed attorney, Daniel represented individuals who were harmed by defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices such as SSRIs, vaginal mesh implants, hip implants, and IVC filter implants.  He also worked on a variety of other claims, which included agricultural litigation, personal injury, and first-party insurance litigation.

Upon leaving the practice of personal injury and mass torts, Daniel shifted his focus to civil, criminal, family, and immigration law.  As a result, Daniel gained valuable litigation experience and confidence in advocating for clients from all walks of life and varied circumstances.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Personal Injury
  • Chlorpyrifos Exposure
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

EDUCATION

  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas: J.D.
  • Sam Houston State University: B.A. Criminal Justice, Minor in Spanish

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
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