Daniel Rodriguez( Associate )

2 Houston Center
909 Fannin St., Ste 2630
Houston, Texas 77010

Daniel joined Burford Perry in early 2022. He focuses his practice on general business and commercial litigation with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation, securities litigation, and employment litigation. He has also served as lead counsel on a contested probate matter and worked on personal injury cases.

Daniel earned his B.S. with honors in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he was also a member of the Texas Longhorns football team. He then accepted the Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend Baylor Law School on a full scholarship. Daniel graduated in the top 10% of his class from Baylor Law, where he earned his J.D. cum laude. During his time at Baylor, he received the 2019 Baylor Law Intellectual Property Law Award.

After law school, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Judge Andrew Edison of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas. Having researched and drafted numerous opinions for Judge Edison, Daniel developed excellent legal research and writing skills that he is leveraging for his clients at Burford Perry. In Daniel’s words: “Serving as a federal law clerk gave me an invaluable, behind-the-scenes understanding of how judges think and how they make their decisions.” Daniel’s go-to example of this insight was learning that many, if not most, federal judges decide motions before oral hearings are held, which taught him the importance of written practice. After clerking, Daniel joined Liskow & Lewis, PLC as an associate attorney in the oil and gas section. There, Daniel litigated oil and gas royalty disputes, breach of contract cases including those involving complex offshore leases, disputes over surety agreements, and bonding and collateralization disputes.

Employment History

  • Liskow & Lewis – Associate Attorney (10/2020 – 4/2022)
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Law Clerk (08/2019 – 09/2020)
  • The Elliot Law Firm – Summer Associate (05/2018 – 08/2018)
  • The Supreme Court of Texas – Judicial Intern (07/2017 – 08/2017)
  • The Lanier Law Firm – Legal Intern (05/2016 – 08/2016)
  • Halliburton Energy Services – Field Engineer Intern (05/2013 – 08/2013, 05/2014 – 07/2014)


  • Baylor Law School – Juris Doctor Degree
    • Graduated in 2019 with cum laude honors
    • Graduated in top 10% of class
    • Inducted into the Order of Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy
    • Dean’s List 6 times in a row for academic achievement
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors, Business Foundations Certificate with Honors

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of the Baylor Intellectual Property Law Award 2019, recognizing Daniel as the number one intellectual property student at Baylor Law for demonstrated outstanding achievement in the area of intellectual property
  • Recognized for earning the highest grade in his entire law school class in the following courses: Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Practice & Disputes, Electronic Commerce, and Legal Analysis Research & Communication
  • Recipient of the Dean’s Academic Excellence Full-Tuition Scholarship, a $65,000 per year scholarship to attend Baylor Law School

Professional Associations

  • The Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law
  • The Public Interest Legal Society

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Personal Life

  • Daniel teaches weekly men’s bible studies at Dwelling Place Church.
  • Daniel is a former Longhorn football player at the University of Texas.
  • Daniel loves to play golf, workout, go to church, cook, trade cryptocurrency, and listen to non-fiction audiobooks.

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Probate
  • Energy Litigation
  • Federal Oil and Gas Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Employment Litigation


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