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Don W. Danz
P: 918-295-8888
F. 918-295-8889
Don W. Danz

Don W. Danz was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He attended the University of Illinois obtaining his undergraduate degree in Philosophy in 1989 with a minor in Math/Physics. He received his law degree in 1992 from the University of Tulsa College of Law and then obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Don is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa County Bar Association, and National Native American Bar Association. As a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Don is a Past Chairperson of the Tax Section and the Founding Editor of the Section’s Tax Journal.

Mr. Danz’s legal experience includes practicing in private law firms in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and as in-house counsel for an Oklahoma based insurance company. Don is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation. He was previously admitted to practice in Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri. Don is an experienced litigator in insurance defense work including coverage and bad faith issues as well as transactional and tax related matters. His current concentration is in legal research, motion brief writing and appellate practice.

  • Areas of Practice:

Insurance Law
Litigation & Appeals
Products Liability
Employment Law
Construction Defect
Mass Tort
Professional Negligence
Medical and Dental Malpractice

  • Bar Admissions:

Oklahoma, 1992

U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1993
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994
U.S. Tax Court, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

  • Education:

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, Master of Laws, 1993
University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK, Juris Doctor, 1992
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, B.A., Philosophy, 1989

  • Professional Associations and Memberships:

Tulsa Bar Association, Member
Oklahoma Bar Association, Member; Past Chairperson, Tax Section (1997); Founding Editor, Tax Journal
Mid-States Region IRS/Bar Liaison Conference, Oklahoma Representative, 1994 - 2000
National Association of State Bar Tax Sections, Oklahoma Representative, 1997
Propane Gas Defense Association, Member 1998-2000
Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Defense Research Institute (DRI), Member
National Native American Bar Association, Member
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

  • Honors and Awards:

Legal Research Teaching Assistant, University of Tulsa College of Law
Law Journal: Energy Law Journal, University of Tulsa College of Law

  • Published Cases:

Act South, LLC v. Reco Elec. Co., 2013 OK CIV APP 23, 299 P.3d 505.
White v. Heng Ly Lim, 2009 OK 79, 224 P.3d 679.
Williams v. New Beginnings Residential Care Home, 2009 OK CIV APP 75, 225 P.3d 17.
Prince v. B.F. Ascher Co., Inc., 2004 OK CIV APP 39, 90 P.3d 1020.
Whitaker v. Hill Nursing Home, Inc., 2009 OK CIV APP 41, 210 P.3d 877.


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