A Landowner and a Lawyer. In that Order.
Meet Dan Gattis
Few know the landscape of Texas like Dan Gattis.
As a rancher and landowner himself, Dan understands firsthand the priorities and problems of private-property owners and shares the deep ties, emotions, and values of families that have lived and worked this land — many for generations.
As an attorney, when faced with eminent domain claims or similar disputes, Dan can be counted on to provide a fair solution with honesty, respect, and a personal commitment to every client.
As a state representative for almost a decade, he was a respected leader and active member on several high-level committees and held hearings throughout the state on the issues facing landowners and local officials.
Every day, Dan brings that personal history, professional knowledge, and those connections to work for you.
Dan has dedicated his career to helping others. By listening, advocating, and negotiating — as well as doing what he does in the courtroom — he has made a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of countless fellow Texans.
If you’re faced with complex legal questions about property ownership, or if government agencies or others seem determined to take your land, you need to contact Dan.
- South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1994
- Texas A&M University, B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1990
- All Texas State Courts
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Assistant County Attorney, Williamson County, 1996-1999
- Assistant District Attorney, Williamson County, 2000-2002
- State Representative, Texas House of Representatives, 2003-2011
- Texas House Appropriations Conference Committee, 2005 & 2007
- Vice Chairman, Texas House Civil Practices Committee, 2003
- State Bar of Texas Court Administration Task Force, 2008
- Texas Supreme Court Task Force on Jury Assembly & Administration, 2006
- Texas Governor’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council, 2005
- Gattis Law Firm, P.C. 2003-Present
- “Ten Best Legislators” by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005
- “Fighter for Free Enterprise” by Texas Association of Business
- “Defender of the American Dream” by Americans for Prosperity
- “Legislative Excellence Award” by Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas
- “Freshman Legislator of the Year” by Young Republicans of Texas
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2023
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2017-Present
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2020-Present
- ROCK – Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies – Board of Directors, 2019-Present
- Zion Lutheran Church & School – Board of Christian Education, 2017-2018
- Zion Lutheran Church & School – Board of Elders, 2015-2016
- Miracle Farm – Trustee, 2012-2015
- First Baptist Church, Georgetown – Deacon, 2008-2012
- Seton Williamson Foundation – Trustee, 2009-2018
- Executive Committee – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, 2018-Present
- Executive Committee – Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, 2019-2022
- Vice Chairman – Federation of State Beef Councils, 2023
- Chairman, Texas Beef Council, 2021-2022
- Board of Directors, Texas Beef Council, 2017-2023
- Board of Directors, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, 2015-Present
- Public Policy Committee, American Quarter Horse Association, 2015-2022
A History of Straight Talk
Texas A&M University
South Texas College of Law
Gattis Law Firm
What people have to say
“They kept in contact every step of the way; you always know where you stand; we were never left wondering.”
“Dan’s ranch and land experience is an obvious differentiator.”
“If we sell another property, we’re using him. We’ve been getting calls from attorneys in Houston, but he’s our guy!”
“He really listened to our concerns and my problems and was very helpful. Willing to go the extra mile.”
“If I was a landowner in Williamson County, I would hire Dan.”
As board chairman of Texas Beef Council, TSCRA Director Dan Gattis finds another way to advocate for fellow cattle raisers.
-By Sarah Harris