Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.
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to ensure that business practices are changed or defective products that cause serious bodily injury or death are withdrawn from the marketplace in an attempt to help ensure similar tragedies don’t happen again.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.