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Two-time Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”, Daniel J.T. Sciano, reflects on the uniqueness and successes of his 40th year as one of San Antonio’s top litigators

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Justin Smulison

June 17, 2021 06:29 AM

Two-time Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”, Daniel J.T. Sciano, reflects on the uniqueness and successes of his 40th year as one of San Antonio’s top litigators.

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Daniel J.T. Sciano and the lawyers of Tinsman & Sciano proudly continued their mission of securing justice and maximum compensation for Texans injured due to the neglect of others.

“Our clients have too much on the line for us to pause every case,” says Sciano, President and CEO of the firm and awardee of the San Antonio Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation–Plaintiffs award in 2010 and 2012. “The pandemic cut through the legal system, and it forced us to get creative in order to resolve cases, which provided finality and closure to many of our clients.”

When legal or scientific developments emerge that impact the way trials are litigated, Sciano makes sure the firm is fully informed in an effort to further provide the best possible representation to their clients.

Long ago he enhanced his already stellar reputation by earning board certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in two areas of the law – Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law. The dual board certification is a distinction held by only about 1 percent of approximately 100,000 attorneys currently licensed to practice law in Texas. He is also a Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate – and a Board Certified, Truck Accident Advocate – National Board of Trial Advocacy.

The pandemic cut through the legal system, and it forced us to get creative in order to resolve cases, which provided finality and closure to many of our clients.”

But Sciano is always mindful of the future and has surrounded himself with established and rising legal leaders. He noted the prestige and skills of his members, such as attorney Stephen F. Lazor, who Best Lawyers® named as the San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in 2021 and 2018. Jeffrey C. Anderson, a veteran trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience, joined the firm in 2020. Lawrence Webb and Grant McFarland are both skilled experience trial lawyers. But Sciano has also fostered diversity and growth from within – associate Aaron Valadez began as a summer intern, clerked at the firm while attending St. Mary’s School of Law and was hired as an associate immediately upon graduation. Alva Marquez began at the firm as a paralegal, and concurrently pursued her law degree while working full-time. Sciano said it is that personal and professional commitment which encapsulates everything Tinsman & Sciano has stood for during the past half-century.

“Our attorneys are all at different stages of their careers, but are equally dedicated to the law and client service,” Sciano says. “We inspire each other constantly and I would be proud to practice with this team of professionals for another 40 years.”

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