HOUSTON, TX—Rusty Hardin & Associates has announced the elevation of Houston trial lawyer Daniel Dutko to partner.
Mr. Dutko is a seasoned trial lawyer whose practice focuses on cases involving catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, class action, and complex commercial litigation. He has argued in front of the Texas Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the First, Third, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals in Texas.
Mr. Dutko previously served as of counsel after joining the firm in 2019. Prior to joining Rusty Hardin & Associates, he was an adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law where he taught trial advocacy. During his eight years as a law professor, he successfully coached trial teams to national championships at the National Trial Competition of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Dutko also gained considerable courtroom experience as an associate practicing at two civil litigation law firms: Burck Lapidus & Lanza LLP and Hanszen Laporte LLP.