Meet Our Team
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Meet Our Team

“Dan Goforth is one of my first mentors in court room practice. I continually send cases to Dan, and work with Dan. He’s the top of our profession, and one heckuva nice guy!”
– Mark Lanier

Meet Our Team

Danny Goforth

Trial Lawyer

Practicing law in his fifth decade, Danny Goforth proudly represents businesses and people around the country in litigation. Danny has tried countless cases against some of the nation’s best lawyers. And for his experience and success at trial, he’s been recognized. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. And from 2003 to 2017, his peers have honored him as a Super Lawyer — a rank achieved by only 5% of attorneys — through the Thompson Reuters service, Super Lawyers.

Danny founded the firm (then Goforth Lewis) with the late Carlene Lewis in 1989. For the over 25 years that followed, Danny has guided his clients through the treacherous path of litigation. Whether he’s defending an equipment manufacturer against defective-product allegations, prosecuting consumer claims on behalf of ranchers whose bulls were maimed by poor-quality feed, or steering the defense of a major drilling contractor in the BP oil-spill litigation, Danny’s wealth of experience helps him go further and tackle whatever challenge the firm is called upon to face.

From 2003 to 2017, his peers have honored him as a Super Lawyer — a rank achieved by only 5% of attorneys — through the Thompson Reuters service, Super Lawyers.

That Danny is a respected member of the legal profession is confirmed by his roles in the legal community. For instance, the State Bar of Texas has asked Danny to serve on a grievance committee that regulates the ethical conduct of lawyers in Texas. Danny has moderated lawyer-discussion panels sponsored by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and other legal groups. A local journal for Houston lawyers profiled Danny’s views on professionalism. And perhaps most telling, revered trial lawyers have retained Danny to represent them when they need an attorney.


Danny attended Texas Christian University, where he earned his undergraduate degree with honors in 1967.  He earned his law degree from the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors in 1970. While in law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a published writer for Texas Law Review.

An avid Longhorn fan that bleeds burnt orange, Danny stays actively involved with the University of Texas. Danny serves as a member of the Chairman’s Council; he contributes as part of the Longhorn Foundation Athletic Advisory Council; and he participates in the Longhorn Foundation Leadership Society.