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Daniel J.T. Sciano

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Board, Vice President, and Senior Attorney
Location:
San Antonio, Texas
Phone:
210-888-9540
877-220-0867
Fax:
210-225-6235
Email:

Daniel J.T. Sciano is Chairman of the Board, Vice President, and senior attorney at the Law Offices of Tinsman & Sciano, Inc. With over 32 years of legal experience, Dan has handled a vast variety of civil and personal injury litigation matters throughout his legal career. They have included complex medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle accident claims, truck/tractor motor vehicle wrecks involving serious injury or death, claims regarding unreasonably dangerous and defective products involving a vast array of commercial and industrial products, and a panoply of claims brought due to catastrophic injury or death. His practice also involves civil litigation in a wide variety of areas. He has a national reputation with regard to his representation of victims (most often small children) catastrophically injured or killed as a result of stove tip-overs.  He is and has been involved as both co-counsel and local counsel regarding complex consumer class action litigation. His current docket, as it has for more than a decade, is national in scope. Additionally, Dan speaks on a wide variety of legal topics for the State Bar of Texas as part of continuing legal education of other lawyers.


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1981
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989
  • Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1987
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1988


Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1981 - Graduated First in Class
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi
    • Honors: Member, John M. Harlen Society
    • Law Journal: St. Mary's Law Journal, Senior Associate Editor, 1980 - 1981
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Wisconsin
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 1978


Honors and Awards


Published Works

  • Defective Household Appliances: Unstable Ranges, TTLA Advanced Products Liability Seminar, Jan 19-20, 1995
  • Presentation for Settlement & Negotiating With the Insurance Company, TTLA 1996 Car Wrecks Seminar, Nov. 1 & 15, 1996
  • Multiple Party Settlements: How to Protect Yourself: Beyond Mary Carter and Gandy, TTLA First Choice CLE, Sept. 27, 1996
  • Presentation for Settlement & Negotiating With the Insurance Company, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Nov. 7 & 21, 1997
  • Settlement Strategy Swimming With the Sharks, TTLA Beach Seminar, August 1-2, 1997
  • Settlement Strategy: Swimming With the Sharks, TTLA Staying in the Current Sun & Scuba, Nov. 12-16, 1997
  • Settlement & Negotiating With the Insurance Company, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Oct. 23, 1998
  • Summary Judgment: Sauce For the Goose: Using Motions for Summary Judgment to Eliminate Frivolous Defenses, TTLA Products Liability & Plaintiffs Go on the Offense, March 27, 1998
  • Settlement & Negotiating With the Insurance Company, TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Oct. 29, 1999
  • Multiple Party Settlements: How to Use Them: How to Protect Yourself; Beyond Mary Carter, TTLA First Choice CLE, Nov, 2000
  • Home Products That Endanger, TTLA Products Liability Seminar, Feb. 22-23, 2001
  • Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Texas "Tractor/Trailer Fatalities" A Plaintiff's Perspective, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Nov. 22, 2002
  • Insurance Bad Faith "Recent Cases" Recent Trends, TTLA "Real World CLE, Where Are We Now", July 25, 2003
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Trucking and Auto Cases, State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, April 29-30, 2004
  • Demonstrative Evidence in Trucking and Auto Cases, State Bar of Texas, Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, Nov. 10-11, 2005
  • Settlement Agreements and Releases, State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Aug 30-Sept. 1, 2006
  • Settlement Agreements and Releases, State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Sept. 20-22, 2006
  • Settlement Agreements and Releases, State Bar of Texas, 29th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Nov. 8-10, 2006
  • Settlement Agreements and Releases, State Bar of Texas, 23rd Annual Litigation Update, Jan. 18-19, 2007
  • Enforcing Settlement Agreements, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Aug. 29-31, 2007
  • Enforcing Settlement Agreements, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Oct. 17-19, 2007
  • Enforcing Settlement Agreements, State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, Nov. 7-9, 2007
  • Extraordinary Remedies, State Bar of Texas, 24th Annual Litigation Update Institute, Jan. 17, 2008
  • Settlement Agreements & Releases, Presented at Live Webcast Seminar with George Young, Texas Bar CLE, Aug. 22, 2008
  • The Art of Demonstrative Evidence (Presented with Scott Bage & Blake Beckham), Texas Bar CLE Live Webcast Seminar, April 8, 2008
  • Trucking Evidence & Demonstrative Preservation, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, July 16-18, 2008
  • Trucking Evidence & Demonstrative Preservation, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Aug. 6-8, 2008
  • Trucking Evidence & Demonstrative Preservation, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Aug. 27-29, 2008
  • Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, November 4-5, 2010
  • Bankruptcy "Friend or Foe" Impact of Bankruptcy on PI Litigation, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2011, July 6-8, 2011
  • Bankruptcy "Friend or Foe" Impact of Bankruptcy on PI Litigation, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2011, Aug. 10-12, 2011
  • Bankruptcy "Friend or Foe" Impact of Bankruptcy on PI Litigation, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2011, Sept. 14-16, 2011
  • Bankruptcy "Friend or Foe" Impact of Bankruptcy on PI Litigation, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2011, Nov. 2-4, 2011
  • Trucking and Trucking Regulations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2012, July 11-13, 2012
  • Trucking and Trucking Regulations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2012, Aug. 8-10, 2012
  • Trucking and Trucking Regulations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2012, Sept. 5-7, 2012
  • Trucking and Trucking Regulations, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2012, Oct. 24-26, 2012
  • Closing Argument & Passionate Persuasion, San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Sept. 27, 2012
  • Trucking and Trucking Regulations (Including DOT), Texas Bar CLE Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, Nov. 15-16 in San Antonio & Video in Houston on Dec. 13-14, 2012


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 1988 - 1992
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1994 - 1995
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (AREC), 2006 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Member

 

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  • Richard Tinsman & Daniel J.T. Sciano. Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • American Association for Justice | formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) | Member 2013
  • AV | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards in Legal Ability
  • Daniel J.T. Sciano, 2003-2012 and Stephen Lazor, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Super Lawyers