Daniela Gonzales Aldape


Northern New Mexico native Daniela Gonzales Aldape brings a team-oriented approach to her practice at PY, where she focuses on commercial litigation and product liability.  Daniela routinely steps in to take the reins and maneuver large complex dockets to the best advantage of her clients, and her organization and communication skills are invaluable.  She is particularly adept at engaging in and handling multifarious discovery issues while preserving the simple story of a case for courtroom presentation.

Daniela has tried cases in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. She began her law practice at David Graham & Stubbs LLP in Denver. There, she was a member of the trial group focusing on complex commercial litigation and product liability. Daniela joined PY in April 2004 and has been a partner since January 1, 2012.

Daniela graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She met her husband Jaime, also an attorney, while attending a summer law program in Guanajuato, Mexico at the Universidad de Guanajuato Facultad de Derecho. 

Daniela’s professional strengths – adaptability, teamwork, and communication skills – are also valuable assets at home, where she and Jaime are raising two sons and a daughter. The Aldape family enjoys learning about and visiting different cultures and looks forward to new food adventures everywhere they travel.

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2002
Colorado, 2001
New Mexico, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court of New Mexico
U.S. District Court of Colorado

Professional Organizations and Memberships

Super Lawyers Texas Rising Star (multi-year designation)
S.A. Scene Legal Rising Star (multi-year designation)
Contributing Editor of the ABA Class Action Survey (2012 – Present)
San Antonio Bar Association
Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
Mexican American Bar Association of San Antonio
American Bar Association


University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Juris Doctor, 2001

New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico
B.A. Political Science & English, 1998