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Daniel J. Scully

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Daniel Scully represents several major manufacturers throughout the state of Michigan and across the United States in the defense of product liability litigation and complex civil litigation.

Dan is an accomplished trial lawyer and advocate for his clients. With nearly 40 years of experience, he brings unparalleled value to his clients. A partner with Clark Hill PLC since its founding in 1996, Dan has tried cases to verdict in seventeen states and has published opinions in the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits.

Dan’s skill and ability has been recognized and acknowledged by several organizations as evidenced by his election to several highly prestigious organizations including American Board Of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

His experience has also led to the opportunity to lecture extensively at several law schools at the request of their trial advocacy professors. Additionally he is a Past Director of the IADC Trial Academy.


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, 1980
B.A., California State University-Long Beach, Long Beach, California, 1977


Named 2024 Top Lawyer by DBusiness

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2011-2024); Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2012-2024)

Named a Leading Lawyer in Detroit by Leading Lawyers℠ (2014-2024)

The Richard Baxter Trial Lawyer of the Year, ABOTA Michigan Chapter (2012)

The Scully Outstanding Service Award, ABOTA Michigan Chapter (2017)

The Best Lawyers in America “The Best of the U.S.” (2005-2021)

Selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list for Personal Injury General: Defense (2006-2021)

American’s Top 100 Lawyers

Crain’s Detroit Business Top Lawyers

Who’s Who Legal (Product Liability Defense)

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell


President of the Michigan Chapter of ABOTA

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 of the U.S.

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

International Society of Barristers, Fellow and Michigan State Chair

Michigan State Chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, California, New York, Illinois

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