Daniel L. Fulkerson Attorney
Dan is originally from Oklahoma and he has family that still resides on land that was staked in the Great Land Rush of 1899. Prior to law school Dan was an import broker and earned his Customs Broker’s License while working at a top five freight forwarder.
Dan has attended baseball games in 14 of the 30 major league ballparks and is working to a goal of seeing a game in every stadium in the big leagues. He also enjoys traveling and cooking with his family and is a regular volunteer with his local neighborhood association. His main inspiration in life stems from his deep love and care for his family and to provide for them a happy and healthy lifestyle.
- University of Tulsa, J.D., 1999
- University of Oklahoma, B.A.,
- State Bar of Texas
- Customs Brokers License, United States Department of Customs and Border Protection
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- My practice is devoted to transportation litigation and commercial issues in the logistics industry. In addition, I have extensive experience in all litigated matters affecting carriers, brokers, 3PLs, warehouses and other storage facilities and regularly represent clients in business transactions and litigated matters in state and federal courts:
- Defense of motor carriers in personal injury ligation
- Regulatory compliance issues, DOT Audits, DataQ challenge, Customs regulations
- Commercial real estate leases, shipper/broker/carrier agreements, independent contractor
- Cargo litigation, Carmack Amendment, COGSA, Montreal Convention and FAAAA
- Property tax and ad valorem
- Specialties: Licensed Customs Broker with the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection. Arbitrator with the Texas Comptrollers Office and have presided over more than 200 Harris County Appraisal District property tax arbitrations.
Publications & Speeches
- Transportation Law Institute 2016, “Legal Ethics and Big Data.” Moderator. November 2016, Houston, Texas.
- Connections 2015, “Protecting Your CSA Score.” June 2015, San Diego, California
- Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference & Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association Midyear Meeting, “Cross Border North America: Compliance, Claims and Documents That Control the Regulatory Regimes, Choice of Law and Venue.” May 2015, Phoenix, Arizona
- SMC3 Cross Border Transportation Conference, “Rules and Regulations for Motor Carriers in the U.S. and Canada.” August 2014, Buffalo, New York
- SMC3 Cross Border Transportation Conference USA-Mexico, May 2014, “Regulatory Issues for Shippers and Carriers.” San Antonio, Texas
- SMC3 Cross Border Transportation Conference USA-Mexico, May 2013, “Compliance and Legal Issues.” Houston, Texas
- State Bar of Texas Collections and Creditor’s Rights Conference, May 2013, “Transportation Claims.” Dallas, Texas.
- SMC3 Loss Prevention Conference, January 2012, “Concealed Loss and Damage Claims.” Atlanta, Georgia
- New Law on Carmack Amendment Statute of Limitations: When Does State Law Control a Carmack Claim?, 33 The Transportation Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 4 (2011)
- Transportation Lawyers Association, Committee on International Trade and Transportation, May 2011, “NAFTA Bill of Lading – Harmonization of Three Legal Systems.” Las Vegas, Nevada.
- SMC3 Loss Prevention Conference, October 2009, “Cross border shipments: is your claim subject to Canadian or Mexican law? the rights and liabilities of parties in transnational shipments.” Atlanta, Georgia.
- Houston Claims Counsel Continuing Education Seminar, “Cross Border Claims, Cargo and B.I. Claims in Canada, United States and Mexico” June 2009, Houston, Texas.
- Transportation Lawyers Association, Committee on International Trade and Transportation, May 2009, “NAFTA Arbitration Panel, Mexican Trucks on U.S. Roads.” Carlsbad, California.
- Fernandes Hearn Transportation Insurance Seminar, “Transportation Class Actions in the U.S. and Canada” January 2009, Toronto, Canada
- International Air Cargo Convention 2006, Panelist: “From Fuel to Legal Fees, Costs Associated With Transportation”
- Security Issues, the Shipper and Customs Broker Perspective, Presentation to Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Conference 2006
- Tariff? What Tariff?: Criticism Grows Louder for Tempel Steel, 20 ALFA Transport Update, (2002).
- Carrier Liens on Transporting “In-Bond” Goods: When does a Carrier Ask the Customs Service for Help with the A/R?, 37 The Transportation Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 3 (2001).
- Fundamentals of Importing and the Customs Modernization Act , 5 Tulsa J. Comp. & Int’l L. 335 (1998).