Creative Representation For Governmental Entities

T. Daniel Santee

  • Shareholder




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


  • 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


Bar Admission

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

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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Merit certification in municipal law


  • Delta Theta Phi

Classes & Seminars

  • 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

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.

Past Positions

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