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Scott is a Senior Trial Lawyer with extensive experience in complex matters in state and federal courts.  Drawing on his eleven years of engineering practice, Scott has distinguished himself in the defense of expert-intensive technical claims, including numerous class actions and mass tort claims.


Focus Areas of Practice:


  • Design Professional Liability Defense - represent Architects and Engineers faced with claims of professional negligence including alleged design errors and project administration.

  • Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense - represent industry members, including energy companies, agricultural operators, and manufacturers faced with claims for environmental releases or contamination alleged to cause property, natural resource or personal injuries.

  • Construction Defect Litigation - represent property owners, contractors, suppliers and Design Professionals in matters involving claims of defective construction on residential, commercial, multi-family and industrial properties.

  • General Commercial Litigation - represent business and individual clients in disputes arising from contractual relationships and torts.

  • Mediation Services - Certified Mediator and Adjunct Settlement Judge providing service as private mediator in professional liability, construction, environmental and commercial disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 25%
    20 years
  2. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
    20 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    20 years
  4. Commercial: 20%
    20 years
  5. Mediation: 5%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

9343 E 95th Ct
Tulsa, OK, 74133-5804


ARAuthorized to practice200510/30/2015
OKAuthorized to practice law199502/03/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer® - 2015Super Lawyers®2015
Graduate Class XXVIILeadership Oklahoma2014
Leadership in the Law AwardTulsa County Bar Association2008
14-year Elected Member of Board of EducationUnion Public Schools1999
Order of the Curule ChairUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1995
1L Student of the YearUniversity of Tulsa College of Law1993
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberMcDaniel Acord, PLLC2007 - Present
Managing MemberJoyce, Paul & McDaniel, PLLC2000 - 2006
AssociateGardere & Wynne1995 - 2000
Owner/ Professional EngineerPPI, Inc.1985 - 1992
Project Civil EngineerTennessee Valley Authority1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Claims and Litigation AllianceEditor - Journal of American Law2011 - Present
Professional Liability Defense FederationMember2011 - Present
Professional Liability Underwriting SocietyMember2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bethesda Boys Ranch, et al. v Atlantic Richfield, et al.Class certification denied
Thompson, et al. v. Tyson Foods, et al.Class certification denied
Bunch v. TomicicSummary Judgment for Defense
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Publication nameTitleDate
2 Journal of American Law 39Architect and Engineer Immunity Under Workers’ Compensation Statutes: A 50-state Survey2015
Construction Publications, Inc.Oklahoma Lien Law2014
Proceedings of the Third International Petroleum Environmental ConferenceCompliance With Statutes and Regulations: No Safe Harbor Against Liability for Common-Law Negligence1996
Tulsa Law JournalThe Good, The Bad, and the Unqualified: The Public Interest and the Unregulated Practice of General Contracting in Oklahoma1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
North Carolina State UniversityCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Forum on Water LawAgriculture and the Issue of Natural Resource Damages2006
International Petroleum Environmental Conference• Compliance with Statutes and Regulations is No Safe Harbor Against Claims for Negligence1996