DANEY DE LA O
Dáney De La O is a native Texan and Houstonian. She began her illustrious career at the age of nine advocating for the victims of playground bullies, arguing the injustice of cafeteria food, and skillfully negotiating Garbage Pail Kids trades. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and later transferred to the University of Houston, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in May 2004. She continued her post-graduate education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in May 2009.
Ms. De La O is a passionate advocate and enjoys an incredibly diverse practice in general civil matters, concentrating specifically in the areas of landlord-tenant law; construction litigation; real estate and probate litigation; business and commercial litigation; and consumer protection law. She has successfully represented and defended the rights of tenants, landlords, business owners, homeowners, builders, subcontractors and general contractors. Her interest in property, construction and business law comes from growing up in a family-owned and operated masonry company. She understands people and the pitfalls of operating a business and uses this experience daily in advocating for the best potential outcome for her clients.
Ms. De La O’s practice is also quickly expanding into the area of transgender law. She has successfully helped both trans adults and minors receive gender marker and name changes and is working diligently to ensure affordability and access of such services in Harris County. She is eager to take on trans employment and trans insurance discrimination cases. Ms. De La O is an active participant in the furtherance of local and national LGBTQ rights and has many alliances and memberships in national, state, and local LGBTQ groups. She has served as a board member of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus and the Stonewall Legal Association of Greater Houston.
Real Estate and Probate Litigation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Consumer Protection Issues
Gender Marker and Name Changes
Trans Employment Discrimination
Trans Insurance Discrimination
Juris Doctor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, University of Houston, 2004
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Texas Construction Law Section
LGBT Bar Association
Stonewall Legal Association of Greater Houston, Board Member
Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Board Member
Transgender Law Center Cooperating Attorney Network