Joseph S. Daly

Omaha, Nebraska
phone 402-397-6200 (Local)
1-(888) 4SODORO (Toll Free)
fax 402-397-6290

Admitted to Bar 1970, Nebraska.


Creighton University (A.B. 1967; J.D. 1970), Four Year Letterman Creighton University Baseball, Phi Alpha Delta.


  • Omaha, Nebraska State and American Bar Associations;
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (National Board Member and Past President – Nebraska Chapter);
  • Defense Research Institute;
  • International Society of Barristers,
  • former National Member of the Board of Governors (3 year term),
  • Current Member Board of Governors of the International Society of Barristers Foundation and current President;
  • Nebraska Chapter American Inns of Court,
  • Master of the Bench, (former President, Nebraska Chapter);
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation.

Mr. Daly has been with the Sodoro law firm since his graduation from law school in June of 1970  and clerked for the Law Firm of Emil F. Sodoro, P. C. for two years from 1968 until 1970 during his second and third years of law school.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Daly has handled and tried to jury verdict, hundreds of cases all over the State of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. He has also tried cases in Kansas and Alaska, obtaining a defense verdict in a multi-million dollar insurance defense construction case in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in Anchorage

Over the years Mr. Daly has handled numerous high profile personal injury and professional liability cases, several of them involving multi-million  dollar claims.  For several years he defended the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in multiple personal  injury cases, one involving the actions of “Paj” – the largest elephant in captivity in the United States at the time.

Mr. Daly continues to be very active in the defense of professional  liability cases with an emphasis on medical malpractice.

Mr. Daly is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell and is a lifetime Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. Mr. Daly  has been asked to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska and for several years was the Chairman of the Public Service  Committee of the Omaha Bar Association.

He also served for six  years on the Disciplinary Review Board for the Nebraska State Bar Association,  having been appointed by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Mr. Daly has been recognized as a 2012  through 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyers selection process is strictly merit based.

Mr. Daly is married  and the father of five adult children.


  • General Negligence
  • Trials of Personal
  • Injury Liability Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability


  • Nebraska, 1970


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1970 J.D.
  • Creighton University, 1967 B.A.


  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • 20l6 to 2018 Great Plains Super Lawyers


  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates – National Board Member Past President, Nebraska Chapter
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Former Member National Board of Governors; Member of the Foundation Board of Governors
  • Nebraska Chapter American Inns of Court; President Elect, Master of the Bench


  • Phi Alpha Delta