Daniel G. Gurwitz

Daniel G. Gurwitz

McAllen, Texas
Partner
Phone 956-632-8239
Fax 956-686-6109
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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 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 recent case outcomes include:

– 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;
– Obtaining judgment after trial against employee who violated non-compete agreement;
– Obtaining million dollar + settlement for client in will contest;
– Obtaining multi-million dollar verdict after trial in a commercial breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty case;
– Successfully settling dozens of suits against target defendant involving
multiple alleged deaths and injuries arising from contaminated produce;

Danny is very active in the community. He presently is Chairman of the board of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership; vice-president of Make a Wish-Rio Grande Valley Chapter; a board member on the City of McAllen’s EB-5 Regional Center; and a member of the City of McAllen’s Performing Art Center’s and Convention Center’s Advisory Board. Previously, he served six years on the Executive Committee of the University of Texas Law Alumni Association; as a Past-President of the Hidalgo-Starr Texas-Exes; as a Trustee and Chairman of the Museum of South Texas History; as a board member and Chairman of the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; as a board member for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce; and as President of Temple Emanuel.

In addition to his community service, 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.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Disputes
Construction Defects
Employer/Employee Disputes
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Patent Infringement
Personal Injury Suits
Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
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 School of Law at Austin, 1990 – 1993
J.D. The University of Texas, 1986 – 1990 B.A.

Talks
Preparing For and Surviving a Food Safety Crisis, Texas Watermelon Association Annual Convention, 2013Risk Evaluation and Risk Transfer, AGC – Rio Grande Valley Chapter Meeting, 2013

Honors and Awards:
2004 – present, Named a Texas Rising Star as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member

University of Texas Law Alumni Association, 2002 – Present Member, Executive Committee

Hidalgo-Starr Texas-Exes
Past-President

Museum of South Texas History
Trustee

Museum of South Texas History
Past Chairman

City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Board Member

City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Chairman

Rio Grande Valley Partnership
Board of Directors

Temple Emanuel of McAllen
Board of Directors

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
Member

Birth Information:
McAllen, Texas, United States of America
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