Nicolette holds over ten years of professional selling experience in the television, retail, and medical industries with specific skills in Managing, Strategic Planning, Communications, and Marketing. She has guided growth and expansion of luxury women’s wear brands and subsequent divisions, and has also directed successful business operations by increasing revenue systematically from original startup to stimulated profits that exceeded $1million annually. She also has successfully developed several brands and targeted marketing strategies including sales programs, website direction, and visual collaterals. Nicolette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, summa cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago. We are excited about the opportunity to merge her unique background into the legal field.
Rachel Schilling is an experienced personal injury paralegal who brought her skills and knowledge to Houston, Texas from Cleveland, Ohio. Rachel has years of experience handling all elements of plaintiff personal injury litigation.
Rachel prides herself on providing clear communication with clients and diligent support of the attorney’s prosecution of our clients claims.
Chief Marketing Officer
Celia Garcia is the intake specialist and first person to be in touch with potential new clients at Patrick Daniel Law. After graduating from the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business with a double major in Marketing and Management, she started her career in the advertising world, creating traditional media campaigns and event marketing. Five years later, she ventured into the legal industry as a marketing and intake coordinator for a labor and law employment firm. Celia brings her experience and energy to hear and address the needs of new and existing clients.
When a potential new client reaches out, whether through the website, phone call, referred by another law firm or former client, she is ready to start the intake process. The intake process at Patrick Daniel Law is unique like no other. Celia gathers basic case information and has the attorney assess the claims. While the attorney is speaking with the potential new client, she is typing away and taking down essential information, such as the date the incident occurred and what practice of law this case falls into. Patrick Daniel represents clients with personal injury, trucking, pharmaceutical claims, and more. If the firm is unable to assist someone, Celia provides them with a referral or resources to guide them in the right direction. Every person that seeks help from the firm receives a personal kit as a gesture of gratitude from Nicolette and Patrick Daniel.
When asked what she enjoys most about working at Patrick Daniel Law, Celia says, “I enjoy the passion that Nicolette and Patrick ignite within the team and how they influence our performance and collaboration with each other.”
Outside of the office, Celia enjoys participating in organizations like Impact Hub Houston for social enterprise. She considers creating an impact within the local community as her passion. She has received an award for speaking about empowering women in business and entrepreneurship, and she is also a member of the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation.
When she’s not assisting clients or her local community, Celia can be found cycling, exploring the outdoors, traveling, cooking delicious meals, and crafting.
Stacey L. Powell began her career as an Emergency Medical Technician. Arriving on the scenes of thousands of life-threatening scenarios, her calling came when she would see an individual taken advantage of, and their rights clearly violated. She witnessed first hand how a speeding truck driver could tear a family apart, or when a dangerous drug was released to the public resulting in immediate hospitalization.
Stacey wanted to do more and has served as a litigation paralegal for over 10 years of experience.
Stacey joined Patrick Daniel Law in 2016 as a Paralegal to Patrick Daniel. She provides clients with solid and reliable assistance and supports the attorneys to resolve client’s cases quickly and effectively.
Stacey presents a calm, helpful and supportive demeanor as she handles our client’s immediate needs, while patiently explaining our procedures. While our clients experience open and frequent communication with their attorney, Stacey is an additional liaison when our lawyers may be in court on behalf of another client.
Amber has been in the legal industry since 2017, she started working on litigation commercial property tax and immediately knew she wanted to be a litigator. She has extensive experience in personal injury cases involving 18-wheeler truck, auto, off-shore incidents, as well as product defect injuries. At Patrick Daniel Law, Amber is paralegal to Attorney Patrick Daniel. Her duties consist of legal research, requesting medical records, filing and drafting complex litigation.
Amber is a member of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, National Association of Legal Assistants and the Houston Paralegal Association. In her free time she enjoys serving with Lost Sheep Ministries and volunteering with the Cole Gordon Foundation.
Tanner joined Patrick Daniel Law as a Law Clerk. His duties include assisting with day to day activities like research, writing, client intake, drafting motions, and generally helping attorneys push their cases forward successfully. After initially attending North Central Texas College, Tanner attended and graduated Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University. He currently attends South Texas College of Law and is beginning his second semester of his 2L year in Spring of 2020. He played baseball throughout his collegiate career, won Academic All-Conference at HBU, and is a Presidential Fellow, which places him in the top 25% of his law school class. Tanner is also a member of Phi Delta Phi (Top 33%) and The Federalist Society.
When asked what he hopes to achieve in his role as a Law Clerk, Tanner says, “I hope to achieve as much experience as I possibly can and learn how to help clients consistently and win cases.”
When he’s not assisting attorneys or attending classes, Tanner can be found hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, and golfing.
Mary Kinsley has served in different management positions for the past 5 years, leading teams of over 70 people. After studying marketing, accounting, and hospitality at Lorain County College, Mary traveled to Malaga, Spain where she studied at Trinity College of London to become a Level 5 Certified ESL teacher.
Mary loves to travel around the world and has spent time all over Europe. She also enjoys reading and working on various types of puzzles.
Mary joined Patrick Daniel Law as a legal secretary and is thrilled to be a part of the team.
Director of First Impressions
Yevheniia Jane Malyshenko was born and raised in Ukraine. She graduated from Kyiv National College of Tourism and Hotel management. Jane’s first experience at Toadfly Technologies was as a receptionist. The Director soon began to see through Jane’s extremely shy demeanor, and knew she would be a perfect fit as a Toadfly Technologiesmanager assistant, so she was hired shortly thereafter. Prior to Toadfly Technologies, Jane had worked in a hospitality industry for 3 years. She felt the transition into using computers and learning office skills pushed her out of her comfort zone; but ultimately, it spurred her confidence and competence forward, and she started served as a full-time administrative assistance. Jane credited the enjoyment of her job to getting to know all the people that come to work out, and to her “great co-workers that make the job a lot easier.”
Jane loves spending time with her friends. She also enjoys traveling study, working out in the gym and play professional volleyball.
Jane joined Daniel & Associates in August of 2018 as a administrative assistant . When asked what Jane enjoys about working at Daniel & Associates. She states, “I am excited to be even a small part of the Daniel & Associates. It is an honor to work alongside such knowledgeable, friendly, courteous, and caring people.”
Ana has been in the legal field for three and a half years with a focus in personal injury and mass torts.
Azuara is also a public notary serving as a witness to those in need of notarized documents. At Patrick Daniel Law she assists with intake and initial onboarding such as gathering and requesting medical records, scheduling doctor appointments when needed and assisting paralegals team with scanning and uploading documents to their files.
Ana takes pride in building relationships and providing clients with the best customer service.
Outside of the office Ana enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Max.
Patrick Daniel's Awards and Recognition
The National Trial Lawyers 2016 – (Top 40 under 40)
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2016 (Top Trial Lawyer)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2019 (Top Trial Lawyer)
America’s Top 100 Attorneys 2020 (High Stake Litigators)
Lawyers of Distinction 2019, 2020 (Recognizing Excellence in Personal Injury)
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 2020 (Top 10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction)
American Institute of Legal Advocates 2020 (Membership)
Association of American Trial Lawyers 2018 - Top 100 Award recognizing excellence in personal injury law
American Institute of Legal Professionals 2020 (Lawyer of the Year)