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Daniel J. Scully



500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, 1980
B.A., California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, California, 1977
State Bar Licenses
New York
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
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Daniel J. Scully


Daniel J. Scully began his legal career in the greater Los Angeles area where the primary focus of his practice was defense of product liability litigation. Daniel began his legal career in Michigan in 1984. He joined Clark Hill PLC in 1996, as a partner in the Tort Litigation Group. Daniel's practice is focused on the defense of product liability litigation as well as complex civil litigation. Daniel presently represents several major manufacturers in courts nationally as well as throughout Michigan.

Daniel has tried cases to verdict in sixteen states and has published opinions in the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.

Daniel was a member of the faculty at the 2001 IADC Trial Academy. He was the Assistant Director of the IADC Trial Academy in 2006 and its Director in 2007. He was a faculty member of the ABA TIPS Trial Academy on two occasions. He has been an invited lecturer at several professional conferences and law schools including but not limited to the University of Michigan Law School and Stanford Law School.

Daniel is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as a Member of the Michigan State Committee, a Fellow and Michigan State Chairman of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a member of the ABOTA National Board of Directors. Daniel is licensed to practice in California, Michigan, New York and Illinois. He is admitted in several Federal districts and Courts of Appeal. Daniel is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel; the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel as well as several other professional societies and organizations.

Daniel was awarded the Michigan American Board of Trial Advocates Richard Baxter Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2012. The award has been presented a total of eight times in the history of the Michigan Chapter.

Daniel is named in the publication The Best Lawyers in America,‘The Best in U.S’ and is listed as a ‘Michigan Super Lawyer”. He is "AV Preeminent" rated (the highest rating available) in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm directory.

Daniel is a native of Southern California and a graduate of California State at Long Beach and San Diego. During his undergraduate career, he competed in intercollegiate football, wrestling and judo.

American Board of Trial Advocates Diplomate
Michigan Chapter Past-President
National Board of Directors, 2001 to Present
Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Life Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Member, Michigan State Committee
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and State Chairman
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
IADC Trial Academy, Faculty 2001, Director Elect 2006, Director 2007
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC)
The Best Lawyers in America
The Best of the U.S.
Michigan Super Lawyers
Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Defense Research Institute
Michigan Bar Association
California Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Detroit Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
United States District Courts: California: Northern; Central; Southern Illinois: Northern (Trial Bar); Central. Michigan: Eastern, Western. New York: Southern. Indiana: Northern, Southern. Iowa: Northern. Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota