Daniel E. Buras is a business and litigation attorney at Chehardy Sherman Williams handling legal matters for clients in Louisiana and Texas. His practice focuses on alternative dispute resolution, medical malpractice, military and security, litigation and business, risk avoidance, and environmental issues. Mr. Buras has been named a Top Lawyer by New Orleans Magazine and is a highly decorated navy officer. Mr. Buras assisted clients in their recovery of millions of dollars in hurricane related storm damage claims for homeowners and businesses following both natural and man-made disasters. He litigated cases involving storm related damage claims throughout South Louisiana on behalf of individuals and businesses. Mr. Buras has presented damage recovery seminars to the US Military and numerous organizations and churches.
After serving as a law clerk with the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, he entered private practice. He received a direct commission as an intelligence officer in 2003 and subsequently completed the Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Dam Neck, VA.
Before joining the Trial Team at Chehardy Sherman Williams, Mr. Buras practiced in his own law firm for 11 years. He has concurrently served with the United States Navy and U.S Central Command as an Intelligence Officer, Counter Terrorism Intelligence Officer, and Commander. He currently serves as the Command Services Department Head for NR DIAHQ 1482 where he also provides operational support for counter terrorism operations. His service has earned him multiple decorations and commendations.
Mr. Buras attended Louisiana State University and graduated magna cum laude from Samford University where he was on the National Moot Court Team, he was the Law Review articles editor, and participated on the Cumberland Trial Team.
1 Galleria Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001
- Louisiana State University, 1993
- Samford University – J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- American Bar Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- 22nd JDC Bar Association