Att bio

From a young age, I always knew that I wanted to find a career path that would allow me to help others and make a difference in my community. Growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, I was always drawn to the law. In my spare time, I would read about the constitution and keep up with local government and legal developments. When it came time for college in 2000, I decided to venture outside of my normal comfort zone and attend the University of Colorado Springs. While studying for my undergrad in Colorado, I began to take some introductory law classes that would eventually ignite a strong interest in pursuing a law career.

After graduating in 2004, I decided to return to my home state so that I could enter into law school at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. It was during an internship at law school that I experienced real-life injustice that really resonated with me. After witnessing, on more than one occasion, an innocent individual get wrongly convicted of a crime, I felt a strong desire to help those who didn't know how to properly defend themselves. It was at that moment that I decided to focus on criminal defense so that I could offer my knowledge and expertise to individuals who often didn't have someone looking out for their best interests.

I pride myself on helping every client achieve the best possible result for their individual case. I’m here to work for you, and I won’t back down in the face of any challenge.


After receiving my Juris Doctor from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2009, I worked hard to pass the Texas bar that same year. Armed with a license to practice law across the state of Texas, I was recruited by a large firm that represented a high volume of clients on a variety of different legal matters. For six years I was proud to serve as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys at the firm, defending clients from a number of different criminal charges. In that time I picked up valuable experience defending clients from charges related to theft, assault, DWI, domestic violence, murder, sex crimes, and child abuse. I was also able to earn valuable litigating experience, fighting hard for my clients inside the courtroom to defend their rights and help them seek justice.

Eventually, I decided that it was time to leave the atmosphere of a big firm behind so that I could strike out on my own. So in 2015, I opened the doors to The Law Office of Daniel Collins P.C., a firm dedicated to defending the criminally accused in Tarrant and the surrounding counties. I did so with the belief that opening my own firm would allow me to better serve my clients with a personalized approach to each case. Since the doors opened in 2015, I have helped countless clients by ensuring that they have someone in their corner who can protect their rights and build a strong defense against the charges they're facing. Through it all, I believe that everyone, regardless of circumstance, has a right to a strong defense and to have their case heard. That's what originally drew me to the legal profession, and it continues to motivate me still to this day.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Bar, 2009

Education

  • Bachelors - The University of Colorado Springs, 2004
  • Juris Doctor - St. Mary’s School of Law, 2009

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • DWI Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Foundation for American Judo, Inc. - Member
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • U.S. Judo Incorporated - Member
  • The National Top 40 Trial Attorneys Under 40 in Criminal Defense, 2016
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense, 2016