Daniella Landers focuses her practice on a broad range of environmental, health & safety (EHS) compliance, transactional, and litigation matters where she counsels energy companies, manufacturers, industrial facilities, financial institutions, real estate interests, and other businesses on complex environmental and related land use issues. These include risk assessment, environmental social governance (ESG), crises management and incident response, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental due diligence in acquisitions and transactions, management of environmental issues affecting the upstream, midstream, downstream, and renewables and alternative energy sectors, natural resources damages claims, climate change initiatives, and pollution exposure disputes.

She frequently counsels clients on corrective actions, brownfields redevelopment, environmental closures and groundwater remediation as well as assists in the review and audit of operations to address air, water and waste compliance issues for manufacturing, industrial or waste disposal facilities. She has been seconded by clients as in-house counsel on several occasions to handle environmental issues. Daniella helps clients navigate environmental crises and develop legal response strategies tailored to each specific situation. She handles governmental investigations of environmental matters, environmental enforcement defense, responses to citizen protest actions, cost recovery claims and Superfund litigation.

Daniella is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental, energy, and litigation issues, and also serves as an adjunct professor on these topics at local law schools.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors (elected officer), Houston Bar Association 
  • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Foundation 
  • Advisory Council, Institute for Energy Law, ESG Committee
  • Executive Member, Women in Energy Network, Houston Chapter
  • Texas Association of Environmental Professionals 
  • American Bar Association, Section of the Environment, Energy, and Resources 
  • National Bar Association, Energy, Environmental and Public Utilities Section 
  • Leaders Circle, Center for Women in Law
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas, African American Lawyers Section
  • Advisory Board, Purdue University Honors College
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Law360's Environmental Law
  • Volunteer Mediator, Harris County Dispute Resolution Center


  • “Trends in PFAS Litigation and Risk Management Strategy,” Tennessee Environmental Network Show of the South Conference, May 11, 2023
  • "Getting a Handle on Environmental Social Governance (ESG)," American Home Furnishings Alliance Summit, August 18, 2022
  • Program Designer and Co-Chair, Doing Business in an Imperfect World; Moderator, How Global Businesses Can be Agents for Sustainable Development, hosted by the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law’s Center for American and International Law, June 27, 2022
  • “Update on ESG and Climate Change Policies,” Association of Corporate Counsel Compliance and Ethics Network, June 21, 2022 
  • Panelist, “PFAS: It’s Not Going Away,” Defense Research Institute Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation Conference, March 2022
  • Panelist, “Infrastructure and Redevelopment: If You Build It, You Must Maintain It,” American Bar Association, January 28, 2022

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA Ranked Lawyer, Environment, Texas, 2021-2023
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, Professionalism Award, 2021 
  • Recognized by Texas Lawyer magazine as a Diversity and Inclusion Champion, 2020
  • National Diversity Council, Top 15 Business Women of Houston Award, 2017 
  • Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women in the Fast Lane Role Model Award, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas, African-American Law Section, Outstanding Achievement Award, 2016 
  • Recognized by Houstonia magazine as a Top Environmental and Land Use Attorney, 2016 
  • Recognized as a “Recommended Attorney” by The Legal 500 U.S., 2011–2015 
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2005, 2007 – 2009 
  • Center for Houston's Future, Business/Civic Leadership Forum Graduate, 2009 
  • Leadership Houston, 2005