James S. Daniel is an associate in the Tulsa, Oklahoma office at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. He focuses his practice on healthcare litigation, long-term care negligence for insurers and self-insured clients, medical malpractice defense, personal injury, employment-related matters including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and violation of wage and hour law, and workers’ compensation defense. His insurance defense practice also includes insurance coverage disputes and bad faith litigation, general liability defense, wrongful death and catastrophic injury actions, automotive negligence, premises liability, negligent security, and product liability. He also represents businesses and individual clients in disputes arising from contractual relationships and torts.
For over eight years, Mr. Daniel represented white-collar criminal defense matters as a junior partner with an Oklahoma City insurance defense law firm. Prior to joining QPWB, he was senior litigation counsel to a midstream pipeline inspection and performance testing company providing services to the energy and municipal water industries; here, he managed outside counsel on cases pertaining to personal injury, wrongful death actions, and workers’ compensation claims. His practice involved defending breach of contract matters, employment agreements, and misuse of confidential information. Mr. Daniel also defended claims and demands made by employees/employer in arbitration through the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and he handled over 60 claims involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Previously, Mr. Daniel worked as an attorney for other law firms in Oklahoma in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, where he handled construction and engineering defect claims, negligence matters, insurance defense, and appeared before the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Appellate Panel on behalf of insurers and insureds. Mr. Daniel’s prior experience also includes managing a family farm in Webster Parish, Louisiana, where he conducted all forms of stock animal production, and managed and improved 2,500 pecan trees and approximately 7,000 pine trees for production and harvesting.
Mr. Daniel received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1999 and Bachelor of Arts in American History from Louisiana State University in 1992.
He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and is admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Notable Published Cases
Celestica v. Hines; 2004 OK CIV APP 22; 86 P.3d 1095
Haywood v. Keco; 2005 WC 100925
Lucent Technologies v. Celestica et. al.; 2004 WC-101555
Donald Earl Deweese, et. al. v. Patterson UTI Drilling; 2010 229 P.3d 540
Smith v. Southwestern Bell; 2007 WC-105197
OPUBCO, et. al v. Barnard, et. al; WC-102515
Harman, et. al. v. Contract Manufacturing; WC-107222
United States vs Hagstrom et. al.; No. CR-04-120-R (W.D. Okla. 2004)
Guillermety, et. al. v. Secretary of Education; 341 F. Supp. 2d 682 (E.D. Michigan); Lead Attorney for Plaintiff Glenn Edgemon
Torabi vs Ford Homes, et.al; CJ-2016-1562 (Tulsa County District Court); Lead Trial Attorney; Jury verdict for clients