Daniels Law Firm, PLLC

About Us

More than Lawyers

For more than thirty years combined, Shawn Daniels and Sarah Jewell have represented injured Arkansans. When you suffer from a life-altering injury or the loss of a loved one, Shawn and Sarah listen to you and devise a strategy to hold wrongdoers accountable and get the compensation you deserve. Unlike most personal injury firms, Shawn and Sarah know you personally and work with you every step of the way. While investigating every aspect of your case and holding insurance companies and wrongdoers accountable, Daniels Law Firm will help you get the medical treatment you need to regain stability in your life after an injury. Shawn and Sarah work up every case as if it will go to trial, and they demand justice for you.

When you’ve been injured, you deserve personal injury lawyers who know and understand you and your situation. Daniels Law Firm represents clients as if they are family. Often, Shawn and Sarah remain in contact with clients they’ve helped long after their cases are resolved.

Shawn B. Daniels

Attorney Shawn B. Daniels has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. Shawn is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He began his legal career in 1991 in Ardmore, Oklahoma after attending law school at University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Shawn married into a long-time Fayetteville family, so it was only a matter of time before Shawn would return to Arkansas to help injured Arkansans. He soon became a partner in a prominent Arkansas law firm before ultimately managing Hare Wynn’s Fayetteville office in Fayetteville for 5 years. In 2018, Shawn opened Daniels Law Firm.

Shawn’s passion is helping families through some of life’s most difficult situations. He has successfully represented families in personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, premises liability, construction site, and medical malpractice cases for more than two decades. He has represented families throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, and beyond and has served as lead counsel in a number of multimillion dollar recoveries. Shawn is motivated by the circumstances and needs of his clients, where many have lost loved ones or suffered a terrible tragedy. In many legal fights, the stakes are high. Shawn “takes it personally” — if you’ve been hurt or something tragic has happened, Shawn is the lawyer you want in your corner.

 

Education

Shawn earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State and his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. His education in Fayetteville made quite an impact on Shawn, and he is thankful to now serve the people of Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. Shawn is licensed and practices in both Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Kansas State University, 1987
University of Arkansas School of Law, 1991

Practice Areas

  • Product liability
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Automobile, motorcycle, and truck accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Commercial and business litigation


Notable Work

Shawn is a member of the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of The American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. He is licensed to practice in Arkansas state courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, United States Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.

Shawn holds an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating available, and he is included in The Best Lawyers in America®, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers, reserved for only the top 5% of attorneys.

 

Admitted

  • Oklahoma, 1991
  • Arkansas, 1999

 

Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group

Sarah Jewell

Sarah grew up in a military family and lived in five states before moving to Arkansas, the first place that felt like home. Sarah attended high school, college, and law school in Arkansas. Before law school, Sarah earned a master’s degree in English and served many communities as a writing teacher. Ultimately, the legal profession was where Sarah believed she could utilize her strengths to help the most people, and she could not imagine practicing law anywhere other than in Arkansas. Sarah is married to Ryan, who is also an attorney. In her spare time, she enjoys Razorback athletics and exploring hiking and biking trails across the state.

Education

Sarah graduated from University of Arkansas School of Law, after obtaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English. Sarah represented her law school on the National Moot Court Competition Team for two years, competed as a Finalist in the law school’s Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition, and was honored as “Best Oralist” in her class appellate oral argument. Sarah served as the client counseling competition chair for the Board of Advocates, vice president of the student division of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and was a member of the W.B. Putman Inn of Courts.

Prior to law school, Sarah served many communities as a teacher. Sarah taught a college writing course at Texas Christian University, English courses at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, and third grade in Northwest Arkansas. Sarah continued to teach writing in law school when she worked as a teaching assistant for legal research and writing courses at University of Arkansas School of Law.

  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 2008
  • Texas Christian University, M.A., 2010
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 2015

 

Practice Areas

  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Automobile, Motorcycle and Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

 

Notable Work

In 2018, Sarah established Daniels Law Firm with Shawn Daniels, after working for three years with Shawn in the Fayetteville office of Hare Wynn law firm. Before joining Hare Wynn, Sarah worked her way through law school at a well-known personal injury law firm in Fayetteville. As a Rule XV certified student attorney, Sarah represented Arkansans in cases on appeal in state and federal courts.

Sarah is a dedicated member of many local and national legal organizations, which she believes strengthens the legal profession, her own practice, and the clients she serves. Sarah is the Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and serves as Arkansas’ young lawyer delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Sarah also serves as the Chair-Elect of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association New Lawyers Network, she is on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and she serves on ATLA’s Publication Committee. For the second year, Sarah is an associate editor of TYL, a publication of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

 

Admitted

  • Arkansas, 2015
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

 

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • W. B. Putman American Inn of Court

 

Awards

  • Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Star (2018)
  • Judith Ryan Gray Young Lawyer Service Award for extraordinary service, outstanding contributions, and promoting the public welfare of the Arkansas Bar Association (2017 – 2018)
  • Arkansas Bar AssociationFrank C. Elcan II Leadership Award for exceptional leadership skills and outstanding contributions (2017-2018)
  • Arkansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Award of Excellence (2016-2017)
  • During law school, Sarah represented the University of Arkansas School of Law on the National Moot Court Competition Team for two years, and competed as a Finalist in the law school’s Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Competition.
  • Sarah was honored as “Best Oralist” in her law school class appellate oral argument.