Sam P. Daniel

Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.591.5311
C: 918.636.0636
F: 918.925.5205
Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
Sam P. Daniel

Sam P. Daniel has over 50 years of experience in family law, including custody, divorce, guardianship, complex property division valuation, and other issues.  He also has represented clients in a broad range of civil and business litigation. 

Sam is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; a certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in business litigation and family law since 1983.  With respect to the latter, he was recognized as the Best Family Law Attorney in the City of Tulsa for 2009.  Sam is also a Master Emeritus of Chapter XXXII of the American Inns of Court in Tulsa.  He has been a frequent writer and seminar lecturer on the subjects of trial techniques and family law and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law teaching pre-trial procedure.

Representative Experience

  • Sam was one of the several co-counsel for the plaintiff/appellee in the three-month trial in Cities Service Co. v. Gulf Oil Corp., in which a judgment by the trial court for the plaintiff/appellee in the amount of $742,306,906.00 was affirmed by the Ok Supreme Court in a decision reported in 1999 OK 14, 980 P.2d 116.  This is reportedly the largest money judgment ever awarded in Oklahoma.  

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, 2008-2015
  • Selected as one of the Top 50 Attorneys for the State of Oklahoma by Super Lawyers®, 2013-2014
  • Listed in Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation and Family Law, 1983-2016
  • George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Past Chairman, 2009-2011; Director,1999-Present
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Trustee, 2002-Present
  • Dispute Resolution Consultants, Inc., Mediator, 2007
  • Oklahoma Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1999
  • NatureWorks, Inc., President, 2004-2005; Director, 1995
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Tulsa, 1990, 1992
  • Master Emeritus, Hudson-Hall Wheaton Chapter, American Inns of Court, 1989
  • Tulsa County Bar Foundation, Trustee,1987-1989
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, President, 1986-1987
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1984
  • Tulsa County Bar Association, Secretary and Treasurer
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 1981
  • United States Air Force, Captain, 1955-1957


  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1959
  • B.S., Economics, Georgetown University, Who’s Who – American Colleges and Universities, 1954

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1959
  • United States District Court Northern District of Oklahoma, 1959
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1967
  • United States Supreme Court, 1967

Related News / Publications

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10.12.15Doerner Congratulates Our 19 Lawyers Chosen for Inclusion in 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
08.17.15Congratulations to the 24 Doerner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016!!
04.01.15Doerner is Excited to Celebrate Sam Daniel's 50th Anniversary with the Firm!
10.09.14Doerner Congratulates Our Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!
08.16.14Best Lawyers Recognizes Twenty-Three Doerner Saunders Attorneys
05.08.14Sam P. Daniel Received NatureWorks Wildlife Stewardship Award
02.13.14An Interview with Sam Daniel in the Tulsa World
10.14.132013 Super Lawyers® Announced
08.15.13Congratulations to our lawyers selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014!
01.01.13Best Lawyers Recognizes 22 Doerner Attorneys
12.01.12Doerner Announces Two Attorneys Make "Top 50 for 2012" Super Lawyers®
11.01.122012 Super Lawyers® Announced
11.01.112011 Super Lawyers® Announced
08.01.11Twenty One Lawyers Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
11.01.102010 Super Lawyers® Announced
09.01.10Congratulations To Our Attorneys Listed as Outstanding By Best Lawyers
08.02.1018 Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers
11.01.092009 Oklahoma Super Lawyers Names 11 DSDA Attorneys
08.20.09Tulsa County Bar Association Honors DSDA Attorneys
06.01.09Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson, L.L.P. is proud to announce that two lawyers from our firm were selected “Lawyers of the Year 2009”
01.01.09Best Lawyers 2009 Names 20 DSDA Attorneys

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Sam has over 50 years of experience in family law, including custody, divorce, guardianship, complex property division valuation, and other issues.  He also has represented clients in a broad range of civil and business litigation. 



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