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Attorney Highlight – Danielle Nettles

Attorney Danielle Nettles knows what it takes to succeed: planning, hard work, and a vision for the future. She brings this philosophy to her life, her work with Linebarger, and her philanthropic projects, which enrich the Beaumont, Texas community.

Ms. Nettles works in Linebarger’s Beaumont office under the leadership of Managing Partner Norman Nelson, Capital Partner Tanya F. Eriksson Wood, and Capital Partner Richard Hill. She directs the local office that collects delinquent taxes and fines and fees for Jefferson County and surrounding municipalities and governmental entities. Under her guidance and with the help of her dynamic team, the local office recovers more than $2 million in delinquent government receivables annually. She has worked with Linebarger partners and staff to market firm products and services. She has helped the firm acquire delinquent fines and fees client portfolios totaled over $17 million. Danielle strongly believes in developing good working relationships with her clients, and maintains regular communications with her clients to ensure that their questions are answered: and their needs are met.

Attorney Danielle Nettles


Ms. Nettles graduated Magna Cum Laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in the top 10 percent of her class in May 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Clark Atlanta University where she earned the highest rank of Class Valedictorian and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. Ms. Nettles has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2010; she is also licensed to practice in North Dakota.

Before joining Linebarger, Ms. Nettles spent several years working in criminal prosecution as an Assistant District Attorney in both Orange County, Texas, and with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the largest District Attorney’s Office in Texas. Danielle also has experience in a courtroom setting, having practiced in Felony District Courts, County Courts-at-Law, and Justice of the Peace Courts. She has tried numerous cases and won successful verdicts. Ms. Nettles also had the opportunity to work as an Academic Instructor at her Alma mater, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she prepared third-year law students for the Texas Bar Exam.

Ms. Nettles is a proud member and graduate of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Class of 2018 Leadership Beaumont Program. In 2015, she was recognized by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce as one of the top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals for professional leadership and service in her community.

Most recently, Ms. Nettles became a contributing author in Lessons from Successful African American Lawyers, edited by Evangeline M. Mitchell, Esq. This book provides guidance and inspiration to help prospective law students pursue their ambitions to attend law school and enter the legal profession.

Ms. Nettles serves on the Diocese of Beaumont- Annual Bishop’s Faith Appeal (BFA) Committee at her local church. She assisted her church in doubling its appeal goal. As a reward, the Bishop returned every dollar that was raised in overage to the Pastor and BFA Committee of each church to assist with parish needs. Ultimately, the donations received from this effort helped the Diocese of Beaumont to raise over $2 million collectively to fund its various programs that serve the local community.

Ms. Nettles also serves on various youth scholarship committees within the community. Danielle believes it is critically important to give back to the youth of our future to help jumpstart their ability to follow their dreams, reach their goals and become successful. Many people term this “paying it forward”, but she deems this as, “paying it back” especially because community leaders did so for her generation when she graduated.

Ms. Nettles enjoys working out, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her friends and loved ones.