Danae N. Benton joined the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at the Dallas offices of Baron & Budd in 2018. Throughout her career, she has focused her practice on pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, representing individuals whose lives have been egregiously affected by defective implants, harmful medical devices and dangerous prescription drugs.
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. She reflects that as an adult she has fused the small-town values with which she grew up with her own "modern style" of activism. "I like to think of myself as a fighter for justice. I take pride in my work and feel honored to join a team that fights to protect what is right. Those values resonate with me and impact my law practice. The client comes first."
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.
At Baron & Budd, Ms. Benton is involved in every aspect of the client experience; from case acquisition and marketing, through client education and empowerment, to fostering compassionate client-staff relationships. From the start of her career, Ms. Benton has been dedicated to ensuring that her clients receive the highest level of representation, and to that end was named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston for 2015 by H Texas Magazine.
As a member of Texas Trial Lawyers Association's (TTLA) Board of Advocates, 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. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA) and was a past Chair of the 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 and her Sphynx, Gizmo, enjoy their frequent travels between Dallas and Houston, Waco and Austin to visit family, friends, and participate in the many legal support groups she belongs to.
Co-presenter: HTLA Membership Lunch CLE on Texas House Bill 300, March 2014 Co-presenter: TTLA Webinar: The Case Within the Personal Injury Case: How to Identify Potential Products Liability, Mass Tort, and Employment Law Claims in Your Existing Cases, June 2018
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (J.D., 2012) Baylor University (B.A., Philosophy, 2009)
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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