T. Danielle Ross

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T. Danielle Ross Partner

  • Houston
  • 713.353.6834
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Danielle believes that clients are best served, not only through aggressive legal representation during a lawsuit, but also in providing proactive and creative solutions for business owners.  She believes this country is driven by entrepreneurs, small to mid-size businesses, and a lot of hard work that deserves to be protected.  Business owners are experts at their business and deserve an legal expert in their back pocket to assist with the day-to-day legal issues many businesses face but don’t realize.  This starts from the beginning, by selection the right entity type, forming the company, developing the necessary safeguards and policies, researching and filing for trademarks or copyrights, analyzing non-compete agreements, and negotiating and drafting contracts.  She knows from experience that sometimes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

Danielle’s background as an experienced litigator focused on helping clients through complex and catastrophic litigation—whether that be anything from a wrongful death claim to breach of contract—helps her deeply connect with the complex needs of her clients.  She started her legal career as a procurement officer at NASA Johnson Space Center in the International Space Station office through the Presidential Management Fellowship program.  After working on a GAO Protest by coordinating a large document production and assisting NASA General Counsel with the legal briefing, she knew she needed to be in litigation.

Danielle then spent five years at another Houston insurance defense firm learning the ropes of civil litigation and defending some of the nation’s largest insurers in personal injury, premise liability, wrongful death, and subrogation actions.  She used that knowledge to work for another Houston plaintiff’s firm for the last seven years, handling everything from traumatic brain injuries, premise liability, non-competes, trademark, and medical malpractice cases.  After securing a favorable opinion from the Texas Supreme Court on a utility, wrongful death case, Danielle knew she was ready to expand her career.

As part of the Mayer team, Danielle provides a detail-oriented and modern approach to her cases involving transportation and hospitality industries.  She is always working to improve her knowledge of her client’s businesses to better represent them at trial and brainstorming creative ways to impact a jury.  She also maintains a transactional practice for small to mid-size businesses, including corporate formation and trademarks.  She has a special affinity for drafting policy and procedures manuals to ensure that the business and employees are protected.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys DIY projects, quilting, crafting, hiking, and photography with her husband, Daniel, and daughter, Charlotte.  She also leads worship at her local church, Bay Area Christian Church, in Webster, Texas.  She loves to travel and camp and is working towards visiting every U.S. National Park. 


  • Corporate & Securities
  • Litigation


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. Speech Communication, 2004


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Colorado
  • 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

Representative Experience

  • Developed winning argument adopted by the Texas Supreme Court regarding the Public Utility Commission’s exclusive jurisdiction over “affected persons” and personal injury claims.
  • Secured a zero-dollar judgment on a hotly contested neighbor dispute regarding water diversion in Fort Bend County after a two-week jury trial.
  • Successfully defended and settled home-owner fire claim for nuisance value
  • Represented large insurance companies in subrogation actions as a result of the catastrophic Bastrop fires.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member & Former Vice President of CLE, Bay Area Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Association of Women Attorneys