Daniel Covich

Daniel Covich

Daniel Covich has an extensive background in social justice and civil rights cases. He was lead counsel in Browder v. Harris County, which challenged the county’s policy related to peace officer training and the use of deadly force. He was one of two originating attorneys who first recognized mortgage industry misconduct in loan underwriting for minorities. This early insight helped lead to the historic NAACP class action suit brought against many mortgage lenders. It was one of the first such lawsuits in the nation at that time. In 2015, Daniel was a member of the legal team that helped overturn Texas’ discriminatory Voter I.D. Law, which disenfranchised many minority voters by requiring a photo I.D. The team’s victory resulted in the state legislature changing Texas law.

Daniel is a NAACP Silver Life Member and is co-chair of the NAACP Legal Redress Committee. He has served on the State Bar of Texas Judicial Screening Committee, Elder Law Committee and Legal Services for the Poor.

Daniel Covich earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas where the faculty nominated him as Outstanding Criminal Justice Student of the Year. His Juris Doctorate degree is from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma. Daniel graduated with honors from both institutions of higher learning.

Daniel is a former Texas Assistant Attorney General and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Law School in Austin.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Member Texas State Bar
  • Texas State Courts

Education

  • JD, University of Oklahoma, College of Law
  • BS/Criminal Justice, Texas State University 

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