Daniel F. Shank

Dan Shank focuses his practice on complex litigation matters in the areas of commercial, construction, personal injury, real estate, environmental, energy, and insurance litigation. With nearly 37 years of experience in the practice of law, Dan has successfully tried numerous cases involving a broad range of substantive areas of the law, prosecuted and defended cases involving substantial recoveries and significant exposures, and participated in a number of appellate matters on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan was a Director in the Houston, Texas office of a well-established law firm where he specialized in complex litigation matters in the areas of commercial, personal injury, real estate, environmental, energy, and insurance. Previously, Dan co-founded Davis & Shank, a Houston-based law firm.

Dan has served the Houston Bar and community, acting as the Chairman of the American Diabetes Association, Houston Chapter, participating on other charity boards including the Christus Foundation, Mental Health America, chairing three HBA committees, volunteering as a member of one of the Texas Bar Association’s grievance committees, and contributing as a director of the junior bar.

Dan was recognized as a Texas “Super Lawyer” in 2017 and each of the 12 years immediately preceding for Commercial Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine. He was also recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 and each of the eight years immediately preceding for Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Dan is Board Certified for Civil Trial by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Appellate Litigation, 3) Catastrophic Injury, 4) Complex Commercial Litigation, 5) Construction Litigation, 6) Insurance Recovery, 7) Product Liability and 8) Construction & Infrastructure
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.,1980)
Education Cornell University (B.A.,1977)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Association,Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-shank-25035519/
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