Partner & Trial Lawyer

Attorney Shawn B. Daniels has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He began his legal career in 1991 in Ardmore, Oklahoma after attending school in Fayetteville, Arkansas and marrying into a long-time Fayetteville family. It was only a matter of time before Shawn returned to Arkansas. He soon became a partner in a prominent Arkansas law firm before ultimately joining Hare Wynn in 2013 to head up the firm’s Arkansas office. Shawn made partner at Hare Wynn after just three years and now manages the Arkansas office in Fayetteville.

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.

Shawn married his college sweetheart, Dana Lashley and together, they are the proud parents of three children. Two of their children are students at the University of Arkansas and the youngest is a student at Fayetteville High School. Shawn has served as an elder and is currently on the Personnel Committee of First United Presbyterian Church where he and his family are members. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys coaching and chasing his kids between their numerous sporting activities. As an Arkansas graduate, he is a big Razorback fan and likes to tailgate and attend games every chance he gets.



Shawn went to Kansas State for undergraduate studies and later received 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

Practice Areas

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

Notable Work

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 in 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 is included in The Best Lawyers in America®, and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100.



  • Oklahoma, 1991
  • Arkansas, 1999



  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Oklahoma Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice


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Unparalleled Honors

  • ABA
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Americas Top 100 Attorneys
  • American Association for Justice
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Advocates
  • American Judicature Society
  • US News Best Law Firms 2018
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Benchmark Litigation
  • Alabama Association for Justice
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Lawdragon 2017
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • NBLSC Board Certified Lawyers
  • Phoenix Club of Birmingham
  • Plaintiffs Steering Committee
  • SuperLawyers
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers
  • Top Ranked USA Chambers
  • Arkansas Magazine - Very Best Award
  • National Featured Verdict
  • 2018 Best Places To Work

Shawn B. Daniels Results

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Our Results

  • $2,860,000,000 Securities Fraud

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  • $750,000,000 GMO Rice Contamination

    Hare Wynn represents more than 2,500 rice farmers in a historic $750 million settlement against Bayer Cropscience....More

  • $422,000,000 Whistleblower

    Hare Wynn attorneys Scott Powell and Don McKenna represent one of four whistleblowers who brought False Claims Act suits against Novartis Pharmaceuticals for off-label marketing of Trileptal and paying illegal kickbacks to doctors in ass...More

  • $310,000,000 Corporate Fraud

    In 2016, a team of Hare Wynn lawyers, including Scott Powell, John Haley, Bruce McKee, Ralph Cook, Brian Vines, and Tempe Smith secured a $310 million dollar settlement on behalf of a nationwide class of investors who had been defrauded...More

  • $218,000,000 Syngenta GMO Corn

    Scott Powell and three long-time colleagues are responsible for securing a $217.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a class of more than 7,000 Kansas farmers. This was the first of a number of trials against Syngent....More

  • $133,000,000 Securities Fraud

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  • $110,000,000 Qui Tam

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  • $40,250,000 Wrongful Death

    Hare Wynn has obtained a $40.25 million jury verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama, in a case involving the death of Derric Rush, a Hoover resident killed on his way home from Wednesday night service at the church where he worked....More

  • $40,000,000 Whistleblower

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  • $37,500,000 Death of a Police Officer

    Hare Wynn lawyers, Matt Minner and Jamie Moncus, obtained a large punitive damages verdict from a Madison County jury in a case involving the death of a Huntsville Police Officer. The family of slain Officer, Daniel Golden, bro...More

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