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Daniel Matthew McLafferty

Car accident Attorney at Kirkland, WA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    35%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have suffered bodily injury or harm as a result of another's negligent or reckless driving. We work to provide maximum recovery from all sources possible.

  2. Spinal cord injury
    20%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have sustained life-altering spinal injuries as a result of another's negligent or reckless acts and omissions.

  3. Brain injury
    10%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have sustained life-altering brain injuries as a result of another's negligent or reckless acts and omissions.

  4. Insurance
    10%
    Help clients recover insurance benefits to which they are entitled when their insurance companies wrongfully deny such benefits to their insureds.

  5. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have sustained life-altering injuries as a result of a medical provider's negligent or reckless acts and omissions or failure to obtain a patient's informed consent.

  6. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have suffered bodily injury or harm as a result of another's negligent or reckless driving. We work to provide maximum recovery from all sources possible.

  7. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have suffered bodily injury or harm as a result of harmful conditions on property owned by another individual, corporate entity, or government entity.

  8. Trucking accident
    5%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have suffered bodily injury or harm as a result of a trucker's negligent or reckless driving and the failure of trucking companies to comply with safety standards.

  9. Wrongful death
    5%
    Provide legal services and advice to individuals who have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of another's negligent or reckless acts and omissions.

I am happy to have called Seattle and the Puget Sound area home since 2001. While studying at Seattle University School of Law, I devoted most of my time toward practice-based studies to improve my oral advocacy and trial practice. To that end, I spent my final year of law school as a Rule 9 Prosecutor for the City of Marysville, gaining a great deal of courtroom experience. After three years of study, I earned my J.D. and graduated cum laude. My first job as a lawyer was at a local firm practicing insurance coverage defense. I learned a great deal about insurance companies, including how they generally operate, how they process claims, and what makes them concerned. Ultimately, I also learned that working for insurance companies isn’t for me. I am proud and happy to have spent the last several years of my career working for people instead of insurance companies.

Over the past few years, I have enjoyed helping those who have been injured and those who have been wronged by insurance companies. I currently work on cases involving serious personal injury, brain injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, and insurance bad faith. If you think you might have a case and are interested in your options, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to meet and discuss how I might be able to help.

Location

Bastion Law, PLLC (By Appointment Only)
11335 NE 122nd Way
Suite 105
Kirkland, WA, 98034
Bastion Law, PLLC - Mailing Address
113 Cherry St.
PMB 97380
Seattle, WA, 98104
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Reviews

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Posted by Mario | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Having been working with Dan McLafferty for the past 2 and a half years I have nothing but incredible things to say. Dan keeps you informed every step of the way and the results exceeded my expectation. Will refer everyone I know to Mr. McLafferty. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive and Patient
Answered all my questions and concerns!
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Assuring
Mr. McLafferty and his associate were very easy to deal with in a situation in which I was new, and inexperienced. They walked me through the process and answered my questions very politely - didn't make me feel intimidated or anything. They also made me feel very assured in their ability and intelligence on the subject matter. The interaction was a pleasant experience.
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Posted by Tania | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel has restored my faith in attorneys
Daniel is, in my opinion, what an attorney should be. He is professional, courteous, and smart. He has integrity and heart - he truly cares which isn’t what I would have expected from an attorney. The entire process from start to finish was smooth and he was able to negotiate more than I had expected. Daniel made me feel at ease that everything would be taken care of and he held true to that. I was able to concentrate on healing while Daniel did all the work. I am truly grateful for his assistance and will recommend him to friends and family in the future.
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Posted by Alice | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Daniel McLafferty handled my case after I was in a car accident. From the moment I met him I felt better, I knew that someone was going to be looking after my best interest and I did not get that feeling from my insurance company. His office took care of all the paperwork for the medical billing and that in itself was a huge relief.
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Posted by Mindie | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard Working, Highly Recommended
Hiring Mr. McLafferty was one of the best decision I've made. I was extremely impressed with his experience and knowledge at every stage of the process. He did his research and learned every little detail of my case. He was very passionate about his work. He took the extra time and effort to make sure everything was in order and what I wanted. He attended appointments with me, which made me feel at extreme ease. He kept me informed of everything I needed to know and do throughout the case process. He fought hard for my settlement, and I know I received way more than I would have if I'd done this on my own. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney. I would higher him in a heartbeat if I was ever injured again. Thanks, Daniel for all your great work!!!
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Posted by brian | May 7, 2015
Best lawyer in town
Daniel did a great job for me.I would recommend him to everyone who needs legal help.He was always helpful and responded quickly any time I needed him..He did exactly what he said he was going to do and that was come thru for me .Great job and great guy.
Posted by Joshua | May 5, 2015
Professional, responsive and exemplary!
During my case, the service I received from Daniel was truly excellent. He took the time to update me each step of the way and took the time necessary to translate legal language so that I understood the concepts and what was being asked of me. He was always professional and was able to negotiate a settlement much larger than our agreed upon minimum. I would highly recommend Daniel and choose him again if in need of professional legal services.
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Posted by kevin and shannon | January 7, 2015
The most compassionate and knowledgeable attorney possible!!!!!!
Dan is a brilliant attorney he was knowledgeable about every aspect in our case. He worked tirelessly around the clock to win our case for us. He was considerate, compassionate , diligent, graceful in stressful situations and extremely professional. He thoroughly explained everything to us throughout our whole case and never left our side. We couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent us, we were proud and impressed to have him on our side. He actually treated us like family and Dan has changed our life forever by succeeding to win our seven figure judgement. Dan truly has a gift that few have and we are so happy that we chose him to represent us!!! We feel 100% confident in recommending him to absolutely anyone !! Thanks so much Dan you are unbelievable!!!!
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Posted by Doug | May 8, 2014
Services provided by Dan McLafferty
My wife and I were pleased with the services provided by Dan McLafferty. Very professional and efficient.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2014
A+ Auto Attorney at Law
Dan was very informative, polite and a hard worker. Provided a diligent and fruitful outcome to my case. On top of all his responsibilities while simultaneously listening attentively. I will refer him to my friends and family without a doubt.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Member
  • Bastion Law, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Davidson, Kilpatric & Krislock, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Lehmbecker Law
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Scott M. Donaldson, PS
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Lether & Associates, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Rule 9 Prosecutor
  • Marysville City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • William P. Harris, P.S.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • File Clerk
  • Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • BF v. AC
  • Six-figure settlement without filing a lawsuit.
  • LT v. WTS, Inc.
  • Negotiated a six-figure settlement for client.
  • KB v. JS
  • Jury verdict of over $1.1 million plus an additional $100K in UIM insurance proceeds.

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Seattle Plaintiff's Attorneys Roundtable
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Judicial Relations Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Court Rules Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Washington State Association for Justice, New Member Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Trial Advocacy Program Steering Committee Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top 1% of Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in WA
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Criminal Motions Practice
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Quarter-finalist Tausend Appellate Competition
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Semi-Finalist In-House Mock Trial Competition
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Presidential Law Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WSAJ Pierce County Roundtable
  • Balfour v. Snowden - Case Summary and Trial Strategy
  • 2014
  • Cascade Career Fair
  • Becoming a Lawyer
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (26)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan McLafferty is an intelligent and skilled attorney. He is well versed in the law and experienced in court. Dan uses these skills to successfully represent his clients at trial and in negotiations. I trust and recommend Dan to anyone in need of legal help, and I highly endorse him as a fellow lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has the sharp mind, courtroom presence, and the demeanor necessary to diligently represent his clients. His unique combination of respectful, yet firm negotiation on behalf of his clients, give his clients the assurance of the best representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Dan for any personal injury matter. Dan is an exceptional attorney who has significant respect in the legal community, and with good reason. He is a very strong advocate with a tireless work ethic, he has genuine compassion for his clients, and he always fights his hardest to obtain all the benefits that his clients are entitled to."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McLafferty is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Daniel without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McLafferty is a top-notch attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His practical advice, based on sound legal grounds, demonstrates rare legal acumen."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McLafferty offers compassionate and knowledgeable counsel and works hard to obtain the best outcome for his client. I gladly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. Can definitely endorse and recommend without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney who I fully endorse as a true professional in their area of practice."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. McLafferty. He is known in the legal community as a passionate advocate for his clients. His attention to detail and tenacity in the face of challenges make him a excellent advocate for clients with complex problems. If you have been injured then calling Dan is the first step to recovery. I wholeheartedly endorse him!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a respected counselor and diligent advocate for his clients. He brings a unique perspective and work experience to each matter. He approaches each case individually; crafting a legal approach which reflects it's unique facts. I endorse this attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McLafferty is a well respected, generous contributor on Avvo. I would recommend him to anyone needing an experienced advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel McLafferty is knowledgeable and will work hard for you in your personal injury case."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He gives good, solid, practical advice."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Routinely provides insightful and accurate advice on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
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