T. Daniel Santee

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Senior Associate, handles city attorney and general counsel matters since 2015
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-227-3243
Fax:
210-225-4481
Email:

T. Daniel Santee, II joined the Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, P.C. as a Senior Associate in 2015, where he handles city attorney and general counsel matters. Mr. Santee has experience in municipal land use and economic development and has provided advice and guidance to numerous boards, commissions and departments. He has drafted ordinances and code provisions as well as development agreements. Mr. Santee has been practicing law since 1995 and holds merit certification in municipal law.

Areas of Practice

  • City Attorney/General Counsel
  • Development Agreements
  • Economic Development
  • Land Use and Annexation
  • Open Meetings and Pubic Information
  • Ordinance Drafting
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Special Counsel Projects

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1991
    • Major: Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Sexual harassment in the workplace and civil liability, City of Abilene Police Academy, 2000 - 2015
  • State and Local Government, American Government, and Public Administration, Hardin-Simmons University, 2003 - 2015
  • Paralegal Certification Course, 1999 - 2000
  • Criminal justice course in Juvenile Justice Systems, Trinity Valley Community College, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Municipal League
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Texas City Attorney’s Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • St. Mary’s University Law Alumni Association
  • Tau Delta Epsilon Christian Service Fraternity
  • Baylor Alumni Association , Life Member

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Abilene, City Attorney, 2007 - 2015
  • Henderson County, Assistant County Attorney, 1995 - 1997

Ancillary Businesses

  • Established multiple non-profit entities who continue to partner with the City of Abilene to support programs for citizens as well as serving as counsel to economic development corporations.
  • Established a Municipal Law Internship Program allowing Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University political science students interested in attending law school the opportunity to earn course credit while working in the City of Abilene City Attorney’s Office.

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi