Specializing in family law and business litigation, including custody, divorce, and complex property division valuation, Samuel Phillips Daniel, Esq., is an esteemed attorney and former educator who has been serving as a partner and senior trial lawyer at Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP since 1965. Located in the heart of Tulsa, OK, the firm services professionals and corporations in a variety of industries, ranging from aerospace to health care to retail to telecommunications. It also practices in the areas of administrative law, arbitration and mediation, construction, employment, environmental, family law, intellectual property, pro bono, and tax and water law, among myriad other areas. Since its founding in 1896, the firm has expanded to host over 50 legal professionals operating out of three offices across Oklahoma.
Prior to serving Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, Mr. Daniel was employed by Carlson, Lupardus, Holliman & Huddman for six years between 1959 and 1965 subsequent to obtaining his juris doctorate. In addition, he served the University of Tulsa College of Law as an adjunct professor for two years in the early 1990s. Civically involved as well, he was the former director and board chair of the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, trustee of the Nature Conservancy, and president of NatureWorks LLC.
Mr. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in philosophy and economics from Georgetown University and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Oklahoma. He was admitted to practice law in Oklahoma, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. As a testament to his success, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award and was listed in Best Lawyers in America from 1983 to 2018. He was also recognized as the Best Family Law Attorney in the City of Tulsa in 2009.
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