Daniel J. MacDonald

Daniel MacDonald is an attorney in Martin Baughman’s Drug and Medical Device practice group, focusing on litigation against manufacturers of dangerous drugs and medical devices and representing clients who have been harmed by the very things that should have made them well. Inspired by the example of his grandfather—a small-town lawyer who provided legal services to his neighbors—Daniel knew from an early age that he wanted to practice law with the goal of helping others.

Prior to joining Martin Baughman, Daniel worked at Baron & Budd, P.C., a nationwide leader in pharmaceutical tort litigation. There, Daniel worked on multidistrict litigation representing plaintiffs asserting pharmaceutical tort claims involving numerous products, including prescription opioids, inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, the Essure birth control device, fluoroquinolones, GranuFlo, proton pump inhibitors, Risperdal, Xarelto and Zofran. Daniel took a particularly active role in opioid and IVC multidistrict litigation, working closely with the members of plaintiffs’ steering committees; researching and drafting memoranda, motions, and orders on significant legal issues; searching and analyzing large document productions; managing document-review projects; and deposing witnesses.

Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied history and political science. Daniel received his juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he explored his interest in federal constitutional law through participation in GW’s Institute for Constitutional History and the American Constitution Society. Following law school, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.


• The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2009
• The University of Texas at Austin, with honors, B.A., 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

• State of Texas
• United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Associations

• Texas Bar College
• Texas Bar Association
• Dallas Bar Association
• Top 40 Under 40: Civil Plaintiff Lawyers