Elected Member

Daniel Earle Hinde

Houston, TX
Dan Hinde PLLC
Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Science--Electrical Engineering
University of Texas School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence

Dan Hinde served as the Judge of the 269th District Court of Harris County, Texas for over 10 years.  Over that time, he tried 290 cases and resolved over 15,000 cases—from personal-injury, wrongful-death, medical-malpractice, and catastrophic-injury cases, to industrial- and residential-construction cases, employment disputes, trade-secret claims, noncompete litigation, eminent-domain matters, and internal business disputes—and much more.

Known for his level-headed, analytical approach to the law, he built a strong reputation as an efficient and ethical adjudicator. In 2017, after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Harris County Jury Assembly Building, Dan led the effort to redesign and restore the system for summoning, welcoming, and assigning juries for 85 trial courts in Harris County. 

After leaving the bench, Judge Hinde returned to private practice, where, on top of representing clients in complex cases, he began mediating and arbitrating civil cases of virtually all types—such as personal and catastrophic injuries, complex commercial matters, construction suits, internal business and partnership disputes, employment and noncompete claims, and trade secret and copyright cases.  He performs both in-person and virtual (Zoom) mediations.  He is a member of several arbitration panels, including the American Arbitration Association, Judicial Workforce Arbitrations, and Dispute Solutions, Inc.

Following law school, Dan clerked for U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of the Southern District of Texas. 

 Daniel Earle Hinde Image
Areas of Expertise
Trials (Litigation)
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution-ADR)
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Energy Law