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Daniella focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental compliance, transactional and litigation matters. She counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues, including environmental risk assessment, crisis management and incident response, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, management of environmental issues affecting the upstream, midstream, downstream, and renewables/alternative energy sectors, natural resources damages claims, climate change initiatives, and pollution exposure disputes.


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Southern California, M.P.A.
  • Purdue University, B.A., with distinction

  • Texas
  • Michigan

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas, Legal Services to the Poor
  • Houston Bar Association, elected Officer and serving as the Secretary - 2020
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Environmental and Energy Policy Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • National Bar Association, Energy, Environmental and Public Utilities Section
  • Women in Energy Network, Houston Chapter, Executive Member
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator
  • Center for Women in Law, Leaders Circle
  • Law360's Environmental Editorial Advisory Board
  • Pipeline + Energy Expo Advisory Board Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Honored as a "2020 Diversity & Inclusion Champion." Highlighted for "her work championing diversity, women's career advancement, and providing pro bono legal services, specifically her work with The Leaders Circle of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas in Austin School of Law." - Texas Lawyer 2020
  • Law Dragon Legal 500 US 2018 – Environmental Law
  • National Diversity Council, Houston Top 15 Business Women Award, 2017
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women in the Fast Lane Role Model, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, African-American Law Section, Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016 
  • Top Environmental and Land Use Attorney Houstonia Magazine, November/December 2016 
  • Legal 500, 2011–2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005, 2007–2009 
  • Center for Houston's Future, Graduate, 2009
  • Leadership Houston, Graduate, 2005