J. Daniel Velez
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 conducting and managing depositions, mediations, arbitrations, and trials, and formulating winning defense strategies for large caseloads.
Danny’s prior experience includes representing various clients in criminal matters, including building, fire, and environmental code violations. He 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 is also a member of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force, which strives to conceptualize and implement diversity-focused programs and give diversity a voice in our decision-making at the highest level. The individuals on this task force share the firm’s strong commitment to increasing diversity, and they use their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and advance that goal.
Honors & Awards
New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015–20
- New York
- Connecticut, 2010
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2009
- Latino/a Law Student Association: President
- Dean’s Minority Affairs/Strategic Planning Committee
- New York University, B.A., 2005
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Latino/a Lawyers Association of Queens County
- New York State Bar Association
- Freeport School District Career Day
September 10, 2020
September 12, 2019
August 12, 2019
December 18, 2018