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Daniel G. Gurwitz

Litigation Percentage:

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Danny’s Biography

    Danny Gurwitz has been a litigator with Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP for almost 25 years.

    Danny has litigated business and partnership break-ups; will contests and trust busting cases; products liability claims; toxic torts; food borne contamination; insurance coverage disputes, patent infringement, and employer/employee disputes (including wrongful termination and enforcement of restrictive covenants). He represents healthcare professionals in fraud investigations (including those involving Medicaid and Medicare); claims for overpayment, recoupment and related matters; investigations by hospital credentialing committees, as well as representing health care professionals before the Texas Medical Board.

    Danny also regularly represents general contractors and large subcontractors in negotiating construction contracts, and litigating collection, lien enforcement, and construction defect and delay claims on their behalf. He also has an active practice representing banks in work-outs with debtors and in defending them against lender liability suits. Some notable case outcomes include:

    • Obtaining judgment after trial against employee who violated non-compete agreement;
    • Obtaining million dollar + settlements for clients in multiple will contests;
    • Obtaining multi-million dollar verdict after trial in a commercial breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case;
    • Successfully settling nationwide suits against target defendant involving
      multiple alleged deaths and injuries arising from contaminated produce;
    • Obtaining jury verdict of approximately $7 million in eminent domain case
    • Settling eminent domain case for $8.5 million, 4x condemnor’s original offer;
    • Negotiating separation agreement for CEO of largest charter school district in the U.S.;
    • Obtaining dismissal of alleged multi-million dollar False Claims Act case against physician and related health care facilities;
    • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of bank in multi-million dollar lender liability suit;
    • Obtaining judgment after trial on behalf of bank in lender liability suit;
    • Successfully settling alleged multi-million dollar defect claims against a general contractor;

    Danny is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been recognized and named as a Texas Rising Star and subsequently named as a Texas Super Lawyer as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Texas, 1993
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Education

    • The University of Texas, B.A., 1990
    • The University of Texas School of Law at Austin, J.D. , 1993
  • Presentations

    • Preparing For and Surviving a Food Safety Crisis, Texas Watermelon Association Annual Convention, 2013
    • United Fresh Public Policy Conference, 2016
      Preparing for and Surviving a Food Safety Crisis, and Evaluating Risk Transfer
    • AGC – Rio Grande Valley Chapter Meeting, 2013
      Risk Evaluation and Risk Transfer
    • American Institute of Architects-LRGV Building Communities Conference, 2019
      Design Dilemmas: Roles, Risks and Issues for Design Professionals
    • American Institute of Architects-LRGV Building Communities Conference, 2018
    • American Institute of Architects-LRGV Building Communities Conference, 2014
      Basic Issues in Construction Law
    • National Watermelon Association Annual Convention, Palm Springs 2015
      Navigating and Surviving Catastrophic Food Borne Illness Litigation
    • United Fresh Webinar Series, 2014
      Strategies for Limiting Your Legal Exposure in Recalls
    • Name of Presentation at Huffaker:
      Huffaker Agriculture Conference at Texas Tech University Law School, 2015
    • Hidalgo-Starr Medical Society Annual Meeting, 2015
      Enforcement of Prompt Pay Act Claims
  • Honors and Awards

    • 2004 – 2019, Named a Texas Rising Star or Super Lawyer as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine
  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
    • American Counsel Association, Member
    • State Bar of Texas, Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2016-2018
    • Texas Bar Foundation, District 12 Nominating Committee
    • University of Texas Law Alumni Association, Executive Committee 2002-2011
  • Community Involvement

    • Museum of South Texas History
      Past Chairman
    • City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
      Past Chairman
    • Rio Grande Valley Partnership
      Board of Directors, Past Chairman
    • Rio Grande Valley Partnership Foundation
      Board of Directors, Past Chairman
    • Temple Emanuel of McAllen
      Past President
    • University of Texas-Pan American Development Board
      Board of Directors
    • City of McAllen EB-5 Regional Center
      Advisory Board
    • City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Blue Ribbon Committee on Sports Facility Development, Former Member
    • Hidalgo-Starr Texas-Exes
    • Quinta Mazatlan
      Board Member
    • Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Cancer Foundation
      Board Member
    • Make-A-Wish Rio Grande Valley
      Board Member, Past Vice-President
    • City of McAllen Convention Center and Performing Arts Center Advisory Board
    • Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan
    • Binational Regional Steering Committee, Member
    • The Border Trade Alliance, Executive Committee
  • Birth Information

    • McAllen, Texas, United States of America