Daniel Henry Charest

Daniel Henry Charest

  • Antitrust Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Texas, Virginia
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Daniel Charest gets results for his clients in high-stakes litigation. His career reflects a history of big wins in the court room and high-profile settlement agreements. He achieves those results through a combination of smarts and daily hard work. Daniel understands that trust and accountability with his clients, plus a dedicated group of attorneys, form the foundation of a strong legal team.

From international arbitrations in London to small-town courthouses, Daniel knows each victory—no matter the size—matters to the client. Daniel co-founded Burns Charest with the mission to form a team of dynamic attorneys from varied backgrounds who are motivated to get real results for their clients. And Burns Charest reflects that vision.

Among other awards and recognition, Daniel has been selected by the Texas Lawyer as “2020 Lawyer of the Year,” the National Law Journal as a 2020 “Winning Litigator,” and by Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Energy Law from 2017-2021.

He earned his law degree from Tulane University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served on the Tulane Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Texas, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and federal and circuit courts across the country.

Tulane University
J.D. (2004)
Honors: Summa cum laude
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United States Merchant Marine Academy
B.S. | Marine Transportation
Honors: Cum laude
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Professional Experience
Susman Godfrey LLP
Partner in Dallas office of nationwide commercial litigation boutique law firm.
Susman Godfrey LLP
Trail Lawyer
Law clerk to The Hon. Edith Brown Clement
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Winston & Strawn LLP
Speaking Engagements
Litigation Trends in the $50 Era, 2015 Energy and Environmental Law Summit
Royalty Disputes & Litigation, 35th Annual Course, Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources
State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section
Disputes Over Production in Paying Quantities, Oil and Gas Disputes 2019
State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section
Disputes Over Production in Paying Quantities, CLE Series, Energy Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
Negative Royalties, Oil and Gas Disputes 2020
State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section
Litigation Star
Benchmark Litigation
Texas Super Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Winning Litigator
National Law Journal
Attorney of the Year
Texas Lawyer
Best Lawyers in Dallas
D Magazine
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24057803
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Practice Areas
Antitrust Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
  • English
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Contact & Map
Burns Charest LLP
900 Jackson Street
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75202
Telephone: (469) 904-4550
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed