Danae N. Benton
Danae N. Benton is an attorney who cares about her clients and works with them in their fight to hold large corporations accountable. Her practice is focused on civil litigation, where she represents individuals whose lives have been egregiously affected by the actions of others. Her practice is focused on defective implants, harmful medical devices, dangerous prescription drugs, and personal injury claims.
Growing up on a ranch in a small central Texas town, Ms. Benton’s parents taught her the value of hard work, integrity, and humility. As an adult, she has fused those small-town values with which she grew up with her dedicated drive for justice. For Ms. Benton, the client comes first. She takes pride in her work and is devoted to ensuring that her clients receive the highest level of representation. To that end, she was named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston for 2015 by H Texas Magazine.
Ms. Benton earned her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, before graduating from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, where she made the Dean’s Honor List multiple times. While pursuing her legal education, Ms. Benton was an active member of Moot Court and competed on the school’s National team. She is a member of the Texas and Florida Bar.
Ms. Benton’s passion for helping others extends beyond the courtroom. As a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s (TTLA) Board of Directors, Ms. Benton works to protect the rights of plaintiffs in our civil justice system. She also serves as a member of TTLA’s Women’s Caucus and was a past Chair of TTLA’s Houston Diversity Committee. Furthermore, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA) and was a past Chair of HTLA’s Women’s Caucus. In 2016, she received HTLA’s Rising Star award. Ms. Benton is a council member of the State Bar of Texas Women and the Law section.
In addition to her work within the legal community, Ms. Benton is a proud supporter of the Baylor Bear Foundation and the Baylor University Scholarship Fund. She is an avid football fan who holds season tickets to the Bears’ games. Ms. Benton enjoys traveling to visit family, friends, and participate in the various legal associations she belongs to.
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts
Bar & Court Admissions
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Florida
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Florida
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
College of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Women and the Law
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Civil Litigation
Houston Trial Lawyers Association 2016 Rising Star Award
H Texas Magazine Top Lawyer 2015
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