Scott M. Daniels

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae  


  • J.D., 1988, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., 1985, New York University

Areas of Expertise

  • Professor Daniels teaches RWA III, which is the required upper-level legal research, writing, and advocacy class, as well as Trial Advocacy.

Professional Experience

Professor Daniels has over 20 years of experience litigating thousands of cases. His practice areas included criminal law, real estate, family law, wills, trusts and estates, and probate. He has tried several high-profile cases and had a case featured on Court TV. He has written extensively for many legal publications including Moore’s Federal Practice, Collier on Bankruptcy, and Criminal Defense Techniques. Professor Daniels also served as an arbitrator in the Civil Court of the City of New York. His detailed practice areas are: Criminal Defense Litigation: Litigated thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases, from shoplifting to homicide; conducted extensive pre-trial motion and hearings, jury and bench trials, and post-trial relief; presented oral argument before the Appellate Division, Second Department Family Court Litigation: Represented petitioners, respondents, and defendants in custody, visitation, paternity, orders of protection, and neglect cases Estate Practice: Drafted wills, trusts, health care proxies, living wills, powers of attorney; represented executors through probate process in surrogate’s court Real Estate: Represented buyers, sellers, and banks in the purchase and sale of residential real estate; drafted leases for residential and commercial properties Administrative Hearings: Represented clients at various administrative trials, including license suspension proceedings at the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, and school suspension hearings before the NYC Board of Education

Honors and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Florida Bar and New York Bar
  • Member of the New York State Appellate Division, Second Department
  • Member of the New York State Eastern and Southern Federal District Courts

Key Works


  • Criminal Defense Techniques (Matthew Bender) Lead update author for ten-volume treatise on all areas of criminal law
  • Collier on Bankruptcy (Matthew Bender) Extensive analysis of the Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Collier on Bankruptcy Exemption Guide (Matthew Bender) Author-in-charge of twice-yearly updates of statutory bankruptcy exemptions for all 50 states and U.S. territories
  • Moore’s Federal Practice (Matthew Bender) Complete revision of Search and Seizure chapter; updated and revised Volume 25, Chapters 614-617.1 and Volume 28, Chapters 647-660, 670
  • New York Criminal Practice (Matthew Bender) Update and revision author
  • A Practical Guide to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Law Journal Seminars-Press) Complete publication update with annual revisions
  • Use of Statistics in Equal Employment Opportunity Litigation (Law Journal Seminars-Press) Complete publication update with annual revisions
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