About Us

Helen M. Daniel

Partner

Helen Daniel Holman founded Daniel Williams & Associates PLLC in 2009 and is now the Head of the Employment Law and Immigration Law divisions for the Multi-jurisdictional Law Firm.

Helen is a trusted advisor to clients over a wide variety of industries, from entertainment and cable entities, to oil and gas, as well as city workers, police departments, municipalities, and individuals.

Helen is quickly becoming a nationally recognized expert in the industry and is most recently recognized for her work with the “#MeToo” and “#Times Up Now” movement; wherein she partners with the movement’s celebrity advocates to fight for women’s rights and takes a firm stance against sexual harassment and many other workplace inequalities that affect protected classes of women and men as defined by Title VII and the United States Constitution.

She is also noted for her appearances before the United States Department of Justice where she champions her client’s cause to stay united with their families and fights for Immigration Reform amidst it’s raising controversies.

Helen is admitted to practice law before the United States Southern District of Texas, Louisiana Supreme Court, United States Eastern District of Louisiana, and United States Middle District of Louisiana. Additionally, she is a founding member of the 100th affiliate of Dress For Success Worldwide Inc.

Over the last decade, she has enjoyed heading and serving in the Women-owned law firm and is proud to offer a broad range of services while remaining committed to providing the highest quality service in a timely and cost-efficient manner to each client and organization represented.

Kathryn Y. Williams

Partner

 

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Known for her dedication to human rights and equality, Kathryn Y. Williams brings her values and passion for her community to every case she takes. As a founding partner of Daniel, Williams & Associates, PLLC, Kathryn spends every day representing clients in catastrophic injury, employment discrimination, and small business litigation cases.

Kathryn’s drive and motivation shines through in every aspect of her work. In her injury practice, Kathryn specializes in auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, and catastrophic loss cases. She excels at representing her clients against large insurance companies and corporations, working hard to get a fair and just resolution.

Kathryn applies the same tenets to her employment law practice, where she aims to ensure that people are treated fairly by their employers. She has litigated cases before every labor board agency in Texas. Her experience extends to constitutional challenges in employment practices, FMLA, ADA, retaliation, hostile work environment, and Title VII employment discrimination cases in both state and federal courts. Her extensive experience allows her to provide counsel on reasonable accommodation, independent contractor law, workplace investigations, executive employment agreements, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements. Her experience covers diverse settings, and she has litigated cases against many Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to her established civil litigation practice, Kathryn advises start-ups and well-established companies in all aspects of business entity creation and management, from formation and regulatory compliance to commercial transactions, negotiations, and contract drafting. She helps clients understand and select suitable business entities to successfully reach their goals and plan for future challenges in operations, growth, and competition in the marketplace.

Through her pro bono work, Kathryn strives to uphold others’ civil rights by offering gratis services to non-profit and charitable organizations within her community. She also offers legal services to the NAACP to defend those who have had their civil rights violated.

Ultimately, Kathryn’s law practice isn’t just her career—it’s an extension of her most deeply held beliefs and passions. Her dedication to those impacted by systemic racism, sexism, discrimination, and socioeconomic limitations inspire her to treat every client as if they were her only client. In everything, she does, Kathryn hopes to make someone else’s life better and leave a lasting impact. This personal dedication to her clients means that many consider her a friend and source of support long after their case is resolved.

When she’s not in the courtroom, at the office, or visiting clients, Kathryn spends plenty of time with her husband, Derrick, and two daughters, Elisabeth and Victoria. As a native Texan, Kathryn is proud to call Houston home.

Christopher Godine

Attorney

Christopher D. Godine is a proud Houstonian and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 2012, Christopher earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a specialization in criminal justice from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In 2016, while in pursuit of higher education, Christopher received his Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, Texas. During his time at Thurgood Marshall, he was an active member of several organizations and legal clinics. More specifically, Christopher participated in the Thurgood Marshall Criminal Defense clinic where he represented indigent individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout Houston, Texas. One of his proudest moments during law school was obtaining a Not Guilty verdict as a student attorney in his first criminal trial. This started his path to becoming a determined and zealous trial lawyer.

After being admitted to the State Bar of Texas, Christopher began working for Daniel | Williams and Associates, P.L.L.C. as an Associate Attorney. Since then, he has represented individuals who were criminally charged with several offenses such as DWI, Assault, Robbery, Theft, and more.

Additionally, Christopher represents persons who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. In his injury practice, Christopher has represented persons in auto accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, offshore accidents, Jones Act cases, refinery accidents, construction injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, on-the-job accidents, slip-and-fall cases, railroad accidents, and electrical accidents. Christopher’s clients, family, and close friends have affectionately dubbed him as “Mr. Checks for Wrecks” because he has successfully obtained settlements and judgments for his client’s medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

Christopher takes pride in his work and is passionate about the law. Whether you have been charged with a criminal offense or injured in an accident, Christopher will put his client’s interest first and work hard to obtain the best results possible.