Daniel J. Scully
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.
Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2011-2024); Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (2012-2024)
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
Named a Leading Lawyer in Detroit by Leading Lawyers℠ (2014-2023)
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