Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest

A Trial Tested Oklahoma Insurance Defense Law Firm

Attorney Profiles

Meet Our Team

At Secrest Hill Butler & Secrest, our attorneys enjoy a reputation as aggressive litigators and experienced negotiators. Each of our lawyers has significant experience representing insurers, corporations, local businesses and professionals in a wide range of defense areas in the state of Oklahoma.

To reach any of our attorneys in Tulsa, call 918-494-5905 or contact us online and we will respond promptly.


James S. Daniel
P: 918-494-5905
F. 918-494-2847
James S. Daniel

James S. Daniel became associated with Secrest, Hill, Butler & Secrest in February of 2016. His practice is concentrated in civil defense litigation. James was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2001 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western District of Oklahoma, as well as the 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel. James is a native of Louisiana, receiving his undergraduate degree in history from Louisiana State University. James spent eight years in the Louisiana Army National Guard, being activated during Desert Storm with the First Battalion 156th Armor. James was a Tank Commander and Platoon Sergeant in the 156th Armor from 1989 to 1995. He was decorated for his Service receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Louisiana War Cross, and was Honorably Discharged in 1995.

Year joined the firm

  • 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law Defense
  • General Civil Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Negligence
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Complex Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of practice devoted to litigation.

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma;
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma;
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma;
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver, CO


  • University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa Oklahoma, Juris Doctorate 1999
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana, BA-History 1992

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Aggressive Litigators & Experienced Negotiators

Our attorneys enjoy a reputation as aggressive litigators and experienced negotiators. We take great pride in our ability to bring parties together to resolve disputes without protracted litigation. However, when litigation is unavoidable, our clients appreciate our vigorous and tenacious advocacy in the courtroom.

Aggressive Litigators & Experienced Negotiators in Tulsa, OK

Delivering Results for Our Clients

Our assertive, results-oriented approach regularly results in favorable outcomes for our clients. If you are an insurer looking for an Oklahoma insurance defense lawyer, or a corporation, professional or local business with litigation threatening, contact our law firm online or call 918-494-5905. One of our attorneys would be happy to speak with you.

Delivering Results for Our Clients in Tulsa, OK