J. Daniel Velez

J. Daniel Velez



Practice Groups

J. Daniel Velez focuses his practice on defending high-profile retail and food industry corporations, insurance companies and landowners in a wide variety of litigation, including slip/trip and fall accidents, construction accidents, assaults, and motor vehicle accidents.

Danny represents numerous Fortune 500 clients, handling all aspects of each matter from inception through completion, including depositions, conducting mediations and arbitrations, managing trials, and formulating winning defense strategies for large caseloads.

Prior experience also includes representing various clients in criminal matters, including building, fire, and environmental code violations. Danny also draws on experience from inside the insurance industry. Before entering private practice, he held a graduate internship with a firm serving as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest automobile insurers, drafting summary judgement motions and deposition reports and assisting with various research projects. He also gained valuable behind-the-bench insight into judicial decision-making and oral advocacy through his experience as a judicial intern and mentee to the Honorable Sallie Manzanet-Daniels in the New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County.

Danny attended Hofstra University School of Law where he proudly served as President of the Latino/a Law Student Association and served on the Dean’s Minority Affairs/Strategic Planning Committee.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015–18
Professional Affiliations
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Latino/a Lawyers Association of Queens County
  • New York State Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Regularly attends Career Days in the Freeport School District
  • Spanish
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Connecticut, 2010
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • New York University, B.A., 2005