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Daniel Kalish

Daniel Kalish

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor

About Me

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Mr. Kalish is an experienced trial lawyer who has tried more than thirty trials to jury verdict. Mr. Kalish’s practice focuses on complex trial work, and he represents employees and individuals in all aspects of employment litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kalish was a felony prosecutor at the King County Prosecutor’s Office, where he tried several cases, ranging from identity theft to first degree murder. Prior to that, he clerked for a federal judge and worked at Perkins Coie, the premier defense law firm in the Northwest.  He enjoys helping individuals and respects employees who are willing to fight against inappropriate and unfair actions by their employers.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    5 years



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Patrick Leo Mcguigan

    Dan is meticulous, taking painstaking care to give his clients thoughtful, efficient and effective representation. He is a strong and thoughtful attorney and a great counselor to his clients. He is renowned for his intellect and ability to identify the important issues and present articulate argument to support his theory of the case. It is a great advantage to work with an attorney as accomplished as Dan and I highly recommend him.


    Patrick Mcguigan Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • William R Sherman

    Dan Kalish is a lawyer's lawyer. He takes his work and his clients seriously, providing superb advocacy and analysis. I strongly recommend Dan's work.


    William Sherman Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP

600 Stewart Street
Suite 901
Seattle, WA, 98101

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP

1444 Blake Street
Denver, CO, 80202

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP

308 SW First Avenue
Suite 325
Portland, OR, 97204

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP

453 South Spring Street
Suite 1008
Los Angeles, CA, 90013




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics2014
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics2013
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics Magazine2012
Rising StarWashington Law and Politics Magazine2011
Manga Cum LaudeHarvard College1997
Mather House Scholar and Citizen AwardHarvard College1997
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College1997
Phi Beta KappaHarvard College1997
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College1996
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College1996
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College1994
John Harvard ScholarshipHarvard College1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerHKM Employment Attorneys LLP2009 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2009
Litigation AssociatePerkins Coie LLP2004 - 2005
Litigation AssociateWiggin and Dana LLP2002 - 2004
Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of California2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Colorado State Bar AssocationMember2013 - Present
Oregon State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
CityYearHost Committee2004 - 2006
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2005
Moot CourtMember2003 - 2003
United States District Court for the District of ConnecticutAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2005
Federal Court Pro Bono Panel (Connecticut)Member2002 - 2004
Community Legal ServicesAttorney1999 - 2001
LawTalkExecutive Director1999 - 2001
Yale Law JournalEditor1999 - 2001

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination2014
Washington Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination2013
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination2012
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination2011
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualEmployment Discrimination2010
Washington Lawyer's Practice ManualState Court Criminal Practice2010
Washington Lawyer’s Practice ManualState Court Criminal Practice2009
Washington Lawyer’s Practice ManualState Court Criminal Practice2008
Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Washington Chapter.Washington Product Liability Law2006
• Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Washington Chapter.Washington Product Liability Law2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Harvard CollegeHistoryAB1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Seattle UniversityTopics in Criminal Law2012
Social Media and the Employment LawSocial Media and the Employment Law2011
Seattle University Trial Practice ClassOral Arguments in Trial Court2008
Seattle UniversityEthics and Issues in Criminal Prosecution2007
King County Domestic Violence AwarenessKing County Officer Of The Year Award2007
Seattle UniversityEthics and Issues in Criminal Prosecution2006