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Senior Trial Attorney at Seattle's Staff Counsel Office. The office provides defense of USAA and its members in lawsuits arising out of occurrences which are covered under the USAA insurance policies. Tried over three hundred civil cases to arbitration and twenty-five civil cases to jury.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%
    17 years, 10 thousand cases



Hourly ($225-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Dan was well-prepared, courteous, and professional. It was a pleasure working with him. I would work with him anytime!


    Alana Bullis
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    Dan is an outstanding and experienced attorney. He is pleasant and professional while delivering agressive and proactive representation for his clients. I highly recommend him.


    Coreen Wilson Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

520 Pike St Ste 1300
Seattle, WA, 98101

520 Pike St Ste 1300
Seattle, WA, 98101-4042



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pro-bono recognition awardWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro-bono recognition awardWSBA2011
Pro-Bono Recognition AwardWSBA2010
Pro-bono recognition awardWSBA2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff CounselU.S.A.A.2006 - Present
AttorneyBullivant Houser Bailey2002 - 2006
Staff CounselSafeco Insurance2000 - 2001
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1997 - 2000
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKitsap County Prosecutor's Office1995 - 1997
Law Clerk to Gerry Alexander and Court CommissionersCourt Of Appeals1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Oregon State BarN/A2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Kitsap County Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersBoard of Trustees2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Peterson v. City of Seattle, Cause No.00-2-22021-9Defense verdict
A.C.C. v. Martin Henry Coffee, Cause No. 01-2-05124-1Defense verdict
Taylor v. Enumclaw School District, Cause No. 03-2-05339-2Defense verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense News, Washington Defense Trial LawyersMeet Your Judiciary2013
Defense News, Washington Defense Trial LawyersMeet Your Judiciary2012
Defense News, Washington Defense Trial LawyersMeet Your Judiciary2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Roanoke CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Western Region Litigation ManagersWashington Litigation Update2012