Santee, T. Daniel

T. Daniel Santee
  • Partner, 07/02/2019
  • Senior Associate, 10/12/2015

San Antonio


T. Daniel Santee, II joined the Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & 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 Public Information
  • Ordinance Drafting
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Special Counsel Projects

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Merit certification in municipal law

Bar Admissions

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


  • 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


  • Sexual harassment in the workplace and civil liability, City of Abilene Police Academy, 2000 to 2015
  • State and Local Government, American Government, and Public Administration, Hardin-Simmons University, 2003 to 2015
  • Paralegal Certification Course, 1999 to 2000
  • Criminal justice course in Juvenile Justice Systems, Trinity Valley Community College, 1997 to 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 to 2015
  • Henderson County, Assistant County Attorney, 1995 to 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.


  • Delta Theta Phi