Martha Buttry Daniels


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Martha Buttry Daniels

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Martha Buttry Daniels is an associate in the Houston office of King & Spalding and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group.  Ms. Daniels has represented both owners and contractors as part of King & Spalding’s construction dispute practice.  This representation includes, but is not limited to: defending against breach of contract and fraud allegations lodged by a mechanical subcontractor constructing a cryogenic gas facility; defending against alleged misrepresentations related to the base gas present in a natural gas storage facility; and asserting professional negligence and breach of contracts claims against multiple construction and design contractors responsible for a new natural gas pipeline. 

Ms. Daniels has also represented several energy-industry clients in a variety of business litigation including contract disputes and disputes with taxing authorities, as well as defending against environmental torts.  In addition to her energy focus, Ms. Daniels has represented public and private companies in general business disputes, including collection matters and protecting trade secrets and confidential business information from former employees.

In 2012, Ms. Daniels earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, with honors, and was inducted into the Order of Barristers.  While at the University of Texas, Ms. Daniels competed on the Interscholastic Mock Trial Team and was awarded Best Advocate at the Strasburger Senior Mock Trial Competition.  Ms. Daniels served as the Articles Editor for the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights.  Ms. Daniels received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, from Gonzaga University in 2009.  While at Gonzaga, Ms. Daniels was a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Rowing Program (three-time West Coast Conference champions).


  • Dispute-Management Best Practices In Construction Projects, Law360 – April 2016

  • Managing In-Project Disputes in Major Construction Projects, Energy Newsletter – April 2016

  • New OSHA Field Operations Manual Impacts Energy Industry, Energy Newsletter – December 2015

  • Texas Supreme Court Clarifies When Parties to an Oil and Gas Lease May Allocate Post-Production Costs by Agreement, Energy Newsletter – August 2015

  • How Energy Cos. Should Prep for OSHA Inspections, Law360 – March 2014

  • Anticipating, Preparing for, and Handling Surprise OSHA Inspections, Energy Newsletter – March 2014

  • SEC Sued Over Dodd-Frank Extractive Industries Rule, Energy Newsletter – November 2012

American Bar Association
Houston Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Young Lawyers Association

J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Gonzaga University

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas