A. Daniel Woska was born in Dallas, Texas, November 1, 1952. He attended public schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1970. Mr. Woska attended the University of Oklahoma from 1970-1974 where, as a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, he served as pledge class president, pledge trainer, vice-president and president before being honored as one of the University of Oklahoma’s Top Ten Greek Men in 1974. While attending OU, Mr. Woska received a scholarship through the History Department, to attend summer school in Oxford, England, in 1973. He graduated with a B.A. in History in 1974 and worked on his Masters Degree in English Constitutional History in the Fall of 1974.
In 1975, Mr. Woska began law school at Oklahoma City University and graduated in two years while working as well. While in law school, Mr. Woska worked some part time jobs and held student offices, served on the Dean’s Search Committee, and was sworn in as a licensed legal intern for John W. Mee, Jr. and Patrick M. Mee. After passing the Bar in 1978, Mr. Woska worked as an associate for Mee, Bush, Klaus, Mee & Larimore, P.C. and then for Bright & Nichols, P.C., until 1985 when he formed his own firm, Naifeh & Woska, P.C. In 1993, Mr. Woska established another firm known as Woska Helms Dowd Underwood & Hasbrook, P.C.
In 1997, Mr. Woska formed his own professional corporation and became “of counsel” to the firm, and since then, has maintained offices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as well as “of counsel” offices in New York, California and Texas, while litigating Plaintiff cases in state and federal courts. Mr. Woska’s practice today is primarily Plaintiff contingency work involving securities or investment fraud, mass actions involving prescription medications, and other mass torts. The areas of substantive law handled by Mr. Woska include securities, fiduciary duties, business disputes, contractual matters and mass torts.
Mr. Woska has served on numerous county, state, and national bar association committees from 1989 to the present. He served as legal counsel to the Oklahoma County Bar Association and was elected to its Board of Directors in 1990. He is currently a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the AAJ and the Christian Legal Society.
In 1996, Mr. Woska was asked to serve as Chairman of the ABA General Practice ADR Section, and was also elected to serve a one-year term on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Council of the ABA. Mr. Woska continued to serve six terms as Chairman of the ABA/GP/ADR Committee. Mr. Woska has served as Co-Chair of the Financial Securities Analyst Litigation Group (“FSALG”) of the American Association for Justice from 2004 until 2012.
Mr. Woska has lectured and written on topics involving arbitration and civil procedure for a variety of organizations including Oklahoma City University, CCFL, OBA, OCBA and Lorman Publications. Mr. Woska also taught the civil procedure portion of the Oklahoma Bar Review course for several years.
Mr. Woska has litigated and arbitrated over 1,000 cases in his 34 years of practice. He has presented oral arguments several times before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Woska has been involved in numerous published opinions at both a state and federal level. A partial list of reported decisions is set out below. Mr. Woska has also served as a temporary appellate court judge for the State of Oklahoma.
Mr. Woska is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts in multiple states, as well as several U.S. Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Woska has been involved in many MDL actions. If you wish to reach Mr. Woska, you can contact him at his office at 722 Broadway, Mezzanine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102; 1-405-657-2271 or at email@example.com.Website: www.woskalawfirm.com.
Reported Cases: Musson v. Rice, 739 P.2d 1004 (Okla. 1987); Stern v. Great Plains Federal Savings & Loan, 778 P.2d 933 (Okla. 1989); Oklahoma Ass’n for Equitable Taxation v. City of Oklahoma City, 901 P.2d 800 (Okla. 1995); Oklahoma City Associates v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 923 F.2d 791 (10th Cir. 1991); Braun v. Annesley, et al., 936 F.2d 1105 (Okla. 1991); James C. Buzzard, et al., v. Farmers Insurance Company, et al., 824 P.2d 1105 (Okla. 1991); Oklahoma Plaza Investors, Ltd. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; 124 B.R. 108 (N.D. Okla. 1991); Vernon Kyle Langley v. The District Court of Sequoyah County, et al., 846 P.2d 376 (Okla. 1993); Great Plains, et al. v. Dabney, et al., 846 P.2d 1088 (Okla. 1993); Valentino v. Catherine Smith, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. p. 97,256 (W.D. Okla. 1992); Carolyn Smith v. Terry L. Smith, 847 P.2d 827 (Okla. App. 1993); William E. Neighbors v. Lynn Hickey Dodge, Inc., No. 85,676 (Okl. Ct. of App., August 6, 1996); Swanson v. Guthrie Independent School District, 942 F.Supp. 511 (W.D. Okl. 1996); Bank IV Oklahoma, N.A. v. Southwestern Bank & Trust Company, 1997 OK 31 (March 1997) Supreme Court (March 1, 1997); Swanson v. Guthrie Indep. School Dist., 135 F.3d 694 (10th Cir. 1998) and United Associates, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 133 F.3d 1296 (10th Cir. 1997); Oklahoma Plaza Investors v. Walmart Stores, Inc., 153 P.3d 728 (10th Cir. 1998).