Daniel J.T. Sciano

Daniel J.T. Sciano


Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.

Recognized since 2001

San Antonio, Texas

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Personal Injury Litigation
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Daniel J.T. Sciano is president and senior attorney at the Law Offices of Tinsman, & Sciano, Inc. With over 39 years of legal experience, Dan handles complex 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, premises liability claims, including oil rig and construction site serious injury and death claims, complex medical malpractice claims, 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. He prides himself in not only obtaining fair and reasonable compensation for those he represents but working tirelessly in representing his clients to ensure that business practices are changed or defective products that cause serious bodily injury or death are withdrawn from the marketplace in an attempt to help ensure similar tragedies don’t happen again. Over his legal career, he has written or spoken on a vast array of legal topics and routinely speaks on a variety of legal topics for the State Bar of Texas as part of continuing legal education of other lawyers. He has also been featured on national and local TV, radio, and in the written media regarding a diverse range of legal topics.

Professional Background: Admitted to bar, 1981-Texas; 1986-Wisconsin; U.S. Supreme Court-1992; U.S. Court of Appeals-5th Circuit-1982; U.S. District Courts for the Western (1984), Southern (1994), Eastern (1995), and Northern (1995) Districts of Texas. Currently admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts and states throughout the United States.

Education: University of Wisconsin (B.S., summa cum laude, 1978); London School of Economics (Summer of 1980); St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1981 – graduated first in his class); Member, John M. Harlen Society; Senior Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1980-1981.

Memberships: San Antonio Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Wisconsin, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) (Director), San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA) (Director, 1988-92; Past President, 1994-95), American Association for Justice (AAJ), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Representative for the San Antonio Chapter. National Board of Trial Advocacy member since 1989. Has served or participated in various State Bar of Texas committees or activities including the Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (AREC), from 2006-2012.

Awards: Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation category, 1995-2021 by Woodward/White, Inc.; Selected as one of the Top 50 Texas Super Lawyers in the Central & West Texas Region in 2020, from 2011-2016 and in 2008 by Thomson Reuters; Recognized as one of the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers in 2013 by Thomson Reuters; Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer, Plaintiff Personal Injury: Product Liability category from 2003-2020 by Thomson Reuters; Named one of San Antonio's Top Attorneys by San Antonio Magazine– 2020; Awarded the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association – Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award – 2013; Named in San Antonio Scene as one of the Top Lawyers in San Antonio – 2006-Present.

Certifications: Board Certified – Civil Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988; Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987; Board Certified – Civil Trial Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1989; Board Certified – Civil Practice Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2018; Board Certified – Truck Accident Law Advocate - National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2019.

E-mail: dsciano@tsslawyers.com

Location

  • 10107 McAllister Freeway
    San Antonio, TX 78216

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Bachelors of Science, graduated 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee - Committee Member, 2006-2012
  • American Association for Justice - Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - National Representative for San Antonio Chapter
  • San Antonio Bar Association - Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association - Member, Past President, Past Director
  • State Bar of Texas - Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association - Director

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • 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

Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.
Headquarters: San Antonio, Texas

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Personal Injury Litigation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, San Antonio (2012)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, San Antonio (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • San Antonio Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, for both 2010 and 2012
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Pat Maloney, Sr. Courage Award 2013
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas, 2013, Plaintiff Personal Injury Product Liability category by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Texas Monthly
  • Best Lawyers In America, Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs, 1995-2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Plaintiff Personal Injury: Product Liability, 2003-2017
  • Top 50 Lawyers in the Central & West Texas Region in both 2008 and 2011-2017 by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Texas Monthly

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Dan Sciano Renaissance Lawyer


by Justin Smulison

Tinsman & Sciano recently celebrated 50 years as greater San Antonio’s leading trial law firm for civil litigation and personal injury. Daniel J.T. Sciano obtained judgments for his clients in both Federal and State courthouses in 2021. A trial lawyer with many talents and diverse knowledge of the law.

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Texas' Best Lawyers 2022


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Our Texas' Best Lawyers 2022 publication features top-ranked legal talent in Texas.

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Exceptional Advocacy


by Justin Smulison

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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Trial Law Leadership


by Justin Smulison

Daniel J.T. Sciano, twice-named Best Lawyers® San Antonio “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs (2010, 2012), discusses how his record of success impacts clients and Texas’ legal community

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A Texas-Sized Reputation


by Justin Smulison

Dan Sciano’s proven record of success and leadership has made him a highly sought-after plaintiff’s litigator in the Lone Star State.

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A look at how Tinsman & Sciano helps individuals and family members achieve justice.

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Safeguarding the Community


by Sean Stonefield

When companies put profits over safety, trial attorney Daniel J. T. Sciano steps in.

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