Tinsman & Sciano, Inc.
10107 McAllister Freeway
San Antonio, TX 78216
Daniel J.T. Sciano is Chairman of the Board, President, and senior attorney at the Law Offices of Tinsman, & Sciano, Inc. With over 39 years of legal experience, Dan has handled a vast variety of civil and personal injury litigation matters throughout his legal career. They have included both company vehicle claims and general motor vehicle wrecks involving serious injury or death, claims regarding unreasonably dangerous and defective products involving a large assortment of commercial and industrial products, and panoply of claims brought due to catastrophic injury or death. His practice also involves civil litigation in a wide variety of areas whether it is disputes involving Trusts & Estates, breach of fiduciary relationships, oil and gas litigation, DTPA or Insurance litigation, and a vast array of other business disputes. He has a national reputation with regard to his representation of victims (most often small children) catastrophically injured or killed as a result of range 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 not only in obtaining fair and reasonable compensation for those he represents, but also works tirelessly in representing his clients to ensure that business practices are changed and that defective products that cause serious bodily injury or death are withdrawn from the marketplace - in an attempt to help ensure similar tragedies don’t happen again.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 variety of legal topics for the State Bar of Texas, and local bar associations as part of continuing legal education of other lawyers. He also has 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; Admitted to bar, 1986-Wisconsin; U.S. Supreme Court-1992; U.S. Court of Appeals-5th Circuit-1982; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas-1984; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1994), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (1995), and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1995). Admitted pro hac vice in courts and states throughout the United States too numerous to list.
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. Harlan Society; Senior Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1980-1981.
Memberships: American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Wisconsin, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) (Director); San Antonio Bar Association (SABA)(previous 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) (current National Representative for San Antonio Chapter). Has served or participated in various State Bar of Texas committees or activities and has served most recently on the Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (AREC) from 2006-2012. St Mary’s University - School of Law Alumni Board Member.
Awards: Recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation category, 1995-2020, and selected as The Best Lawyers in America San Antonio Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Woodward/White, Inc. for both 2010 and 2012. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in the area of Plaintiff Personal Injury from 2003-2019, and as one of the Top 50 Texas Super Lawyers in the Central & West Texas Region in 2008 & from 2011-2016 by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Texas Monthly. Also awarded the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association – Pat Maloney Sr. Courage Award – 2013.
Board Certifications: Board Certified, Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988; Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987; Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1989; Board Certified, Civil Pre-Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2018; Board Certified, Truck Accident Law Advocate, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2019