Meet Our Attorneys

Brad Irelan


Bradford W. Irelan graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


Gwen E. Richard


Gwen is a trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience representing companies and individuals in state and federal courts.

Jacob M. Stephens

Senior Counsel

Jacob has litigated many commercial disputes in the real estate, construction, banking and insurance industries.

Allison Coselli


Allison Coselli has a passion for law, focusing her practice on business, commercial and insurance litigation. 

Cynthia DeGabrielle

Senior Counsel

Cynthia brings a wealth of trial attorney experience to Irelan McDaniel. With 35 years of legal experience, including 23 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Houston.


Valarie Eissler

Senior Counsel

Valarie’s practice is concentrated primarily on the defense of serious personal injury and death claims, products liability, business and commercial litigation, small business representation, contractual risk transfer matters and insurance coverage disputes.

Dean J. Siotos

Senior Counsel

Dean is a litigator and appellate lawyer with “first-chair” trial experience having argued hundreds of cases with successful results.

Allison R. Miller

Senior Counsel

Allison is an accomplished trial attorney with experience defending a wide variety of claims including construction defect, wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, defamation/slander, product defect, and insurance defense.


Damian W. Abreo

Senior Counsel

Over twenty years, I have successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal trial courts throughout Texas, several Texas Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit.

Tim McDaniel

Of Counsel

Timothy M. McDaniel graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978 with a B.B.A. in Finance and from Baylor University in 1981 with a Juris Doctor degree.