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. Nicolette joined Patrick Daniel Law in 2017 and 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 joined Patrick Daniel Law in August of 2018 as a paralegal. She 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. Joining Patrick Daniel Law in 2019, 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, medical malpractice, 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.
Yaneth Castillo, a native Texan, joined Patrick Daniel Law in 2019 as an Accountant, where she meticulously enters receipts and expenses, prints checks, pays bills, makes sure check requests get submitted for processing, assists the firm administrator, and organizes the budget.
After graduating from the Houston University of Clear Lake in 2010 with a degree in Accounting, a high GPA, and as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Yaneth taught for eight years.
During that time, she went back for her master’s degree in school counseling and graduated in May 2018 from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has worked in multiple school districts over the years. She received several awards, including Teacher of the Year (regionally and for her school), Best Teacher Award, and a Math Distinction from the State of Texas for her students’ state exam results.
When asked what she hopes to achieve in this role, Yaneth says, “I want to grow as an accountant, pursue my passion with numbers, and help the firm by looking at the bigger picture and keep it running efficiently and effectively.”
When she’s not crunching numbers in the office, Yaneth enjoys staying active, recreational sports, math tutoring, and spending time with her three kids.
Sydney joined Patrick Daniel Law in May of 2020 as a Paralegal. Her duties include everything from file to trial, client contacts, and supporting attorneys throughout the lawsuit process. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Sydney graduated from NYU and later received her law degree from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. In addition to having a Louisiana civil law degree and a common law certificate, she also has an international law certificate.
Sydney has studied abroad at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San Jose and Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
When asked what she hopes to achieve in her role as a Paralegal, Sydney says, “I hope to help clients in every way I can. My goal is to utilize my organizational skills, streamline procedures, and push the firm forward in terms of efficiency.”
When she’s not assisting Patrick Daniel and his team, Sydney can be found enjoying the arts. She is a member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, as well as the Houston Center for Photography.
Amanda Jensen joined Patrick Daniel Law in January of 2020 as a paralegal. Her duties range from serving as a primary point of contact for clients, to ordering medical records and making doctor’s appointments, to attending to any and all clients’ needs. She functions as the direct line of communication between our clients and our team of experienced attorneys. After pushing herself through school, Amanda received a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and graduated in the top five percent of her class in her program. Soon after, she attended the South Texas College of Law for a brief time, before deciding to embark on her legal career. She is also a member of the Texas Mediators Association.
As someone who believes in helping others first, she joined the legal field to make a positive and direct impact in the lives of others. When asked what she enjoys most about working at Patrick Daniel Law, Amanda says, “I enjoy the family environment created by the staff and, of course, helping our clients any way I can.” An adaptable and down to earth people person, she is incredibly adept at ascertaining the needs of others and finding solutions.
When she’s not helping clients, Amanda can be found enjoying the outdoors, building home construction projects, and riding her motorcycle.
With more than 5 years of legal experience, Karla Perez has developed an eye for how cases can get bloated with inefficiencies and how they can be retooled for more smoother and strategic organization. As a paralegal Karla assists attorneys on a multitude of cases. Karla is currently attending Rice University to obtain her Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering her goal is to attend law school. Karla assists clients by providing regular contact and updates, managing the discovery process, maintaining the case calendar and deadlines, and drafting pleadings and letters. As a Texas native, Karla enjoys reading, painting and playing with her dog Orbit.
Matthew joined Patrick Daniel Law in May of 2020 as a Law Clerk, where he researches cases, assists attorneys, and ensures that each case is as well-formed and substantial as possible. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Matthew currently attends the South Texas College of Law Houston. He is a Presidential Fellow, which places him in the top 25% of his class at South Texas.
When asked what he hopes to achieve in his role as a Law Clerk, Matthew says, “I hope to use this experience as an excellent learning opportunity, and more importantly, help clients and build relationships with those clients.”
When he’s not working on cases or attending classes, Matthew can be found outdoors, participating in trash-cleanups, biking, hiking, scuba diving, and fishing.
Nicholas joined Patrick Daniel Law in April of 2020 as a Law Clerk, where he participates in the legal research behind substantive claims and works on motions and memos with one goal in mind: helping attorneys win cases. After graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Nicholas currently attends the University of Houston as a law student.
When asked what he hopes to achieve in his role as a Law Clerk, Nicholas says, “I hope to achieve a sense of work and pressure beyond what I’m usually comfortable with and expand my scope of knowledge. I’m an extremely hard worker and enjoy the work I do at Patrick Daniel Law.”
When he’s not in the office or studying for school, Nicholas can be found saltwater fishing, golfing, camping, enjoying the outdoors, embarking on random adventures in downtown Houston.
Tanner joined Patrick Daniel Law in April of 2020 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.
Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern
Lauren Chedotal is a Digital Marketing/Public Relations Intern at Patrick Daniel Law. She is currently a senior at the University of Houston’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. She will graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. After graduation, She hopes to become a News Correspondent or a Political Journalist. Lauren has previously interned at FOX 26 News in Houston, before joining the Patrick Daniel Law team in June 2020 and she is highly skilled in all aspects of communication, marketing, PR , media, journalism, and sales. Lauren is driven, resourceful, motivated, and a problem solver. She is excited to bring all of her skills and talents to the legal industry.
When Lauren is not working you can find her traveling, or video blogging (Vlogging).
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 in March of 2019 as a legal secretary and is thrilled to be a part of the team.
Content Marketing Intern
Clarice is a Content Marketing Intern at Patrick Daniel Law. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Georgia and will graduate this December with her M.A. in mass communication and journalism with a concentration in public relations. She earned her bachelors from the University of Houston in 2019 where she studied public relations and marketing. She has experience in PR and marketing, event planning, recruitment and sales. After graduating from UGA, she hopes to work as a legal recruiter for a corporate law firm.
When she isn’t working, Clarice likes to travel and eat out at different restaurants. Her passion project is her food IG, @clareatz, and she’s always trying to find new content for it!
Jared Grywalsky joined Patrick Daniel Law in 2020 as the Intake Coordinator for our firm. Prior to working at Patrick Daniel Law, Jared served in several leadership roles in the oil and gas industry, working with successful multimillion-dollar projects.
Born and raised in Heidelberg Germany, he attributes his steadfast work ethic to the struggles of being an immigrant and overcoming adversity. When he is not hard at work, he enjoys fishing and golfing. He is dad to two dogs a
German Shepherd, Exie and Chocolate lab, Sadie. Currently, Jared looks to the future excited as he is engaged to his best friend and soon to be wife, Rachel.
His lives and works by a personal philosophy, “hard work and determination are the ingredients of success.”
We are excited about Jared joining our team and the opportunity to merge his unique background and skill set into the legal field.
Mariah joined Patrick Daniel Law in September of 2019 as a Client Liaison. She is a business owner with experience in real estate and a thorough understanding of the lawsuit process. Before joining the firm, Mariah spent six and a half years supporting her husband through a lawsuit, which included multiple doctors appointments, meetings, and surgeries. Her experience taught her the ins and outs of a personal injury case from a client’s perspective.
When asked what she hopes to achieve in her role as Client Liaison, Mariah says “I want to be there for our clients as a friend and a professional, so they have someone to help navigate them through the tough times. It’s nice to have someone who understands your situation and who knows what you’re going through. With the Patrick Daniel Law team on your side, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that makes the process worth it.”
When she’s not assisting clients, Mariah enjoys spending time with her husband and six children.
We Produce Results That Matter
Insurance bad faith claim for property asset
Hospital bed failure
Premises negligence case involving complex regional pain syndrome.
Business dispute following wrongful shareholder termination
Product defect involving burns and burn encephalopathy, top 5 largest verdicts in the country.
Jury verdict in catastrophic automobile accident
Settlement with Allstate for a car accident
Product design failure
General negligence during mock war games resulting in neck surgery, largest single Plaintiff verdict in parish history.
Settlement with Allstate, Garrison Property and Casualty Insurance
Breach of Contract Settlement
Intentional attack on co-worker resulting in brain injury.