Mr. Gomez is a litigator with experience in several practice areas and industries, including Native American law and policy, gaming, insurance, bankruptcy, and business disputes. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and Texas and appears regularly in state, federal, and tribal courts where he has worked on several jury and non-jury trials and appeals. He has also contributed significant time to pro bono matters involving religious freedom, civil rights, and immigration, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Tulsa College of Law.
Mr. Gomez holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University and an economics degree from Oklahoma State University. He is ranked by Chambers USA and Super Lawyers Magazine and in 2013 was named Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Tulsa County Bar Association. He serves as a mayor-appointed commissioner on the Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission and is a Deputy Regional President for the Hispanic National Bar Association. He also is a member of Leadership Tulsa, the Rotary Club of Tulsa, and the Oklahoma Academy, and is a board member for the Tulsa Historical Society.
- Represented Indian tribe and individual tribal members in breach-of-trust litigation against the United States before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, including for equitable claims authorized by congressional reference adopted by the United States House of Representatives, and securing a settlement of nearly $200 million.
- Represented Oklahoma-based mortgage company in appellate litigation before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals against Lehman Brothers related to its New York based bankruptcy.
- Represented Indian tribe and tribal court judge in federal court litigation, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, upholding tribal court jurisdiction over non-Indian financial firm.
- Represented a tribal gaming enterprise as a creditor in Delaware bankruptcy court asserting novel claims for resulting trust, obtaining a favorable settlement, and dismissal of preference counterclaim on the basis of tribal sovereign immunity.
- Represented the Sac and Fox Nation and the surviving sons of Jim Thorpe in federal court litigation for repatriation of remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
- Represented applicant for asylum in pro bono appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Obtained a full defense verdict in jury trial in casino slip-and-fall case.
- Represents insurance administrator in uninsured/underinsured motorist claims and claims brought against tribal gaming enterprises for occupational injuries.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Recognitions
- Chambers USA, Native American Law, 2017-Present
- Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2012 to present
- Tulsa County Bar Association, “Outstanding Young Lawyer,” 2013
- Tulsa Lifestyles Magazine, “Movers and Shakers,” 2019
Community & Professional
- Hispanic National Bar Association, Region XII Deputy President
- Leadership Tulsa, Class 53
- Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, Class 2014
- Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission, Commissioner (Mayoral Appointee)
- Board Member, Tulsa Historical Society
- Board Member, Council Oak Elementary PTA and Foundation
- Rotary Club of Tulsa
- Tulsa County Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Tulsa Lifestyle Magazine, 06.2019
- Law360, 03.01.2017
- Law360, 02.01.2017
- Law360, 06.07.2016
Alerts & Publications
Alerts & Publications
- American Indian Law Trends: Unprecedented Changes Are Underway in the Legal Profession — Including in Indian Country07.21.2021
- American Bar Association: Trial Evidence, Spring 2021, Vol. 28, Issue 4, 05.28.2021
- New Article by C&W Attorney Daniel Gomez Surveys Insurance and Risk Management Considerations in Indian CountryTHE OKLAHOMA BAR JOURNAL, 10.29.2017
Southern Methodist University, J.D., 2008
Oklahoma State University, B.S., 2004
- • Oklahoma, 2008
- • Texas, 2018
• U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
• U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
• U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
• U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2016
• U.S. Northern District of Oklahoma, 2008
• U.S. Eastern District of Oklahoma, 2009
• U.S. Western District of Oklahoma, 2010
• U.S. Northern District of Texas, 2011