Daniel C. Hays Managing Director Phone 405-602-8098 Email dch@thefirmokc.com

Daniel C. Hays Managing Director

Mr. Hays represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil litigation matters.  Mr. Hays’ litigation experience is diverse and includes the defense and prosecution of cases involving construction, insurance, fraud, auto and trucking negligence, professional malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, real estate, wrongful death, products liability, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Hays and his wife, Rachel, live in Edmond with their three children. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, traveling, and playing golf.


Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution


University of Central Oklahoma (B.B.A. 2007)

Oklahoma City University – School of Law (J.D. 2010)


2010, Oklahoma

2010, U.S. District Court for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma

2013, U.S. Court of Appeals – Tenth Circuit

2017, Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court

2019, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Organizations, Awards, and Honors

Oklahoma Bar Association, Member

Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Defense Research Institute, Member

Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Phi Delta Phi, Member

Downtown Exchange Club of Oklahoma City, Board of Directors

CALI Academic Distinction Awards – Constitutional Law and Pretrial Litigation

Oklahoma City University School of Law Merit Scholar (2008-2010)

Reported Cases

McMullan v. Enterprise Financial Group, Inc., 2011 OK 7, 247 P.3d 1173 Established that a vehicle service warranty is a contract of insurance and that a provider of a vehicle service warranty is subject to the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

Blakely v. M&N Dealerships, L.L.C. et al., 2016 OK CIV APP 41, 376 P.3d 917 Held that Oklahoma law imposes no statutory duty on automobile dealers to confirm that a buyer of a motor vehicle possesses compulsory liability insurance and refusing to recognize a common law duty on automobile dealers to confirm proof of a buyer’s compulsory liability insurance before providing a temporary license tag.

Thibault v. Garcia, 2017 OK CIV APP 36, 398 P.3d 331 Held that a lawsuit not served within one hundred and eighty days of filing is automatically dismissed by operation of law on the one hundred and eighty-first day.

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