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C. Michael Daily

Litigation Attorney at Fort Smith, AR

5.0   3 reviews

About C.

Learn C.’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%
    First-chair litigator in numerous practice areas, including, oil, gas and mineral law, real estate, business and corporate law, personal injury and tort claims, contract disputes, estates and trusts, creditor collections, and environmental law,

    17 years, 50 cases

  2. Oil and gas
    25%
    Experience handling matters for clients at all phases of production. Rendered over 200 mineral title opinions for clients. Performed due diligence projects for asset acquisitions. Proven success in the courtroom and on appeal.

    17 years, 50 cases

  3. Business
    15%
    Advised and counseled clients on corporate matters, including corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions, and dissolution. Negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements, vender/supplier agreements, goods and services, and other contracts.

    17 years, 50 cases

  4. Estate planning
    15%
    Experienced estate planner and probate attorney. Managed local and ancillary estates in Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Litigated contested estates.

    17 years, 35 cases

  5. Real estate
    15%
    Negotiated and drafted numerous real estate instruments of title. Litigated cases involving minerals, boundaries and easements (written, implied and prescriptive), etc., real estate sales, partitions, quiet title disputes,

    50 cases

Established in 1912, Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C. is one of oldest law firms, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. For 106 years, Dally & Woods, P.L.L.C. has provided general legal services for individual, municipal, and corporate clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. I represent the fourth generation of Daily attorneys.  

Our legal team practices throughout the state of Arkansas, and accept clients for representation in all areas, including litigation and appellate matters, oil, gas and mineral law, real estate and property law, including eminent domain and quiet title disputes, municipal and governmental law, administrative law, wills, trusts, estates, and probates, business law, and creditor collections in Washington, Benton, Crawford, Sebastian, Scott, Montgomery, Pope, Polk, Yell, Madison, Faulkner, Johnson, Van Buren, Cleburne, Searcy, Pulaski, Conway, Union, and White County, Arkansas.

We also practice in select practice areas in Oklahoma, and accept clients for representation in litigation and appellate matters, oil, gas and mineral law, and real estate and property matters in LeFlore, Sequoyah, Pittsburg, Seminole, Oklahoma, McClain, Tulsa, Woods, and other nearby counties in Oklahoma. 

Please contact us for a free consultation, so we can assess whether you truly need legal representation.

C. Michael Daily

Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.

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Licensed for 17 years
State WY
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/07/2022
State ND
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/22/2022
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/21/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.
58 South 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901

Reviews

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Posted by Dawn Davis | April 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mom’s Estate
Michael was suggested by a family friend when my elderly mother was planning her estate. He was very sweet and patient with her. He took the time to listen to what she wanted and never rushed her. We had no idea that 6 months later she would leave this earth for her heavenly home. Michael has been there for me to ask questions and help me travel down this path that my mom’s passing created. I would highly recommend him for any legal need as he is highly skilled in his profession.
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Posted by Chris | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and very helpful
Mike is a thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He has not only helped me establish a Will, POA and Healthcare POA, business contracts but also established a trust for my children. I have been so happy with the service that I have recommended Mike to multiple friends.
Posted by Brian | April 11, 2018
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Trust and Will Service
Mike has a great knowledge of Trust, Will and POA situations. He was very thorough and diligent in his questions to ensure our needs were met. I would highly recommend Mike for this type of planning.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Professor
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Daily & Woods, P.L.L.C.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2005
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • MBA
  • 2002
  • Hendrix College
  • Economics
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Self v. Hustead, 2017 Ark. App. 339
  • Successfully overturned and set aside 8-year old default judgment.
  • SEECO v. Union Pacific and Tyus, 2016 Ark. App. 466
  • Assisted mineral interest owners (lessees) with protecting leases
  • Lewis v. EnerQuest Oil & Gas, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11298 (8th Cir. 2015)
  • Obtained dismissal of case, which was affirmed on appeal.
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Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Sebastian County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Chair of Natural Resources Law Institute
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Arkansas Bar Association Title Standards Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best of CLE
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Best of CLE
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Best of CLE
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2009
  • W. W. Martin Award
  • Hendrix College (Martin Hall)
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Marketable Title Standards
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Best of CLE
  • Oil and Gas Lease Issues
  • 2018
  • Arkansas Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Oil and gas Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"C. Michael Daily is the premier Oil and Gas attorney in the western half of Arkansas and the eastern regions of Oklahoma. Every time I refer a client to him who is in need of legal services to protect their mineral rights, they walk away happy."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Friend
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Mike Daily has been a friend of mine for years, and has also represented me in several disputes. Most recently he did estate planning for my husband and me. He is thorough, competent, and extremely well versed in his areas of practice. Mr. Daily is who I come to with all my property and estate planning questions, and he is always kind and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone needing guidance in real estate, estate planning, or pending litigation."
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Fort Smith Litigation Lawyer C. Michael Daily
C. Michael Daily
Litigation Attorney
Fort Smith, AR
Licensed for 17 years
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