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 and Tulsa County 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

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Arbitration and Arbitrability
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Defect
  • Breach of Contract
  • Personal Injury Wrongful Death
  • Professional Negligence
  • Accounting and Tax Professionals
  • Medical and Dental Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Insurance Law
  • Coverage
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Failure to Procure
  • Oil, Gas, Nature Resources
  • Contracts and Transactional Matters

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.
Whitaker v. Hill Nursing Home, Inc., 2009 OK CIV APP 41, 210 P.3d 877.
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.

Significant Opinions- The Past 12 Months

Jones v. Propstone LLC, 726 F.App'x 718 (10th Cir. 2018).
Williams-Jackson v. Innovative Senior Care Home Health of Edmond, LLC
, 727 F.App'x 965 (10th Cir. 2018).

Steven E. Holden

Eddie L. Carr

Rebecca S. Woodward

Don W. Danz

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