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Daniel Stephen Houser

Construction and development Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   19 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    50%
    Construction defect litigation

  2. Insurance
    50%
    Insurance coverage litigation; Personal injury litigation

A SEATTLE TRIAL PRACTICE FIRM

Since 1999, Dan Houser has practiced civil litigation with an emphasis on construction defect, insurance coverage and personal Injury.

Licensed for 23 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/25/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/04/2022
State MN
Status Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/28/2022

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Posted by Perry | February 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A 5-Star Attorney/A 5-Star Person
With integrity, skill, hard work, tact, thoroughness, thoughtfulness, humor, and excellent communication skills, Dan built and litigated a rock-solid, construction liability case for our condo association; a complicated case that prevailed after 3 mediations and a jury trial. Thanks to Dan, the settlements our Board reached with 2 separate insurance companies greatly exceeded our original expectations, and restored our association's reserves. Cheers!
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Posted by Kelly | December 4, 2020
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Condo Deck Repairs Denied By Insurance
Our 12-unit condo complex required some major repairs to our decks due in part to wind driven rain and poor construction. Upon suggestion from our architect and construction company that our issues are something insurance might actually cover, we filed a claim with our insurance company but it was of course denied. At this point our HOA met with Dan. He was very honest about the process, possible outcomes, costs, and clearly communicated what to expect if we wanted to secure his services. Throughout our meeting, Dan was not pushy at all. Looking back, our community is very happy we hired Dan. He kept us in the loop throughout the whole process and promptly responded to any questions we had. Dan knew our insurance policy inside and out and in the end he was able to convince our insurance company to cover our repairs. This was the best outcome we could have hoped for and avoided more costly and time consuming measures that Dan had also prepared us for. At this point Dan acted as our liaison to the insurance company. I, being the treasurer of the HOA, submitted our invoices to Dan and he made sure they were properly submitted to our insurance for prompt re-imbursement. The construction on our decks took nearly a year to fully complete (partly due to our lovely winters in the PNW and partly due to Covid restrictions). Throughout it all, Dan was very patient and continued to periodically checked in with us on the construction progress and advised us when we should submit our invoices for insurance re-imbursement. The entire process went smoothly with Dan and his team leading the way and we are so grateful that Dan was able to to help us put our hard earned money back in our pockets.
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Posted by Alan | November 30, 2020
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Insurance settlement
I am an Condo Association HOA board member. The Association was faced with repairing millions of dollars of wind driven rain damage and our insurance company had denied the claim. Our consultant suggested that we ask Dan to review our claim. Dan found a forgotten tolling agreement with the insurance company that meant our claim was still active. We would have never known about it except for Dan's insights and through investigation. We engaged Dan as our lawyer and he guided us every step of the way through the complicated process of reaching a settlement. One of Dan's most notable qualities is his patience and clarity in answering the multitude of questions asked by owners and the board. He was always willing to attend evening HOA meetings and participate in board meetings. In the end, Dan helped us reach a settlement with the insurance company that will pay for a major portion of the needed repairs. In my experience, there is a unique quality of cooperation, respect and rhythm when working with a consummate and caring professional. That is what I felt when working with Dan.
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Posted by Traci | November 24, 2020
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Fantastic result from this outstanding attorney!
Dan represented our small HOA in claims against multiple insurers for recovery for significant property damage caused by wind driven rain. The homeowners in our HOA are mostly retirees living on fixed incomes who would have been severely impacted by the costs of repairing this damage. Dan's exhaustive research, assertive advocacy, and impressive organizational skills resulted in multiple recoveries for our association that exceeded our initial expectations. Over the several year time period that these claims progressed, he kept our board well-informed about the progress of the claims through clear, timely, and detailed written communications. He managed our expectations well about potential recoveries, but did not hesitate to negotiate fiercely on our behalf for every dollar. I am the president of the HOA as well as a retired attorney who is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. I've retained, supervised, and worked with scores of attorneys over the years. Dan is one of the very best attorneys I've ever worked with. I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone facing similar claims.
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Posted by Dan | November 24, 2020
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Tough claim, but came out with favorable result
We had an issue of insurance refusing to cover a claim regarding a collapse. After consulting a few attorneys we ended up using Dan and we were rewarded for it. Dan put the time in consulting with industry professionals, and thinking creatively to get us a favorable outcome. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone!
Posted by Thomas Lether | June 11, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have worked with Dan in a number of capacities for several years. He has been opposing counsel on several losses and I have also acted as a mediator in cases where he is involved. He is extremely intelligent, careful, thorough and professional. He does an excellent job in advocating on behalf of his clients and obtaining great results.
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Posted by Dean | June 10, 2019
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President, 16th Avenue Townhomes Condominium Association
Mr. Dan Houser handled our Condo Association's claim with complete professionalism, good nature, and his experience in this field calmly answered our members' many questions and concerns in this long and complicated litigation process. We felt well prepared going into negotiations and our Board and homeowners were very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Houser.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2019
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Help when needed
Our condo association hired Daniel to guide us through the legalities of repairs needed to our building. He helped us get insurance claims settled so that we had reserve funds to help pay for the repairs. He was always accessible and gave good legal advice that was easy to understand. When problems arose, he was always able to help give advice and alternatives if needed. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jean | February 27, 2019
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Brought in a winning claim from our insurance company!!
The Board at our small condo association was very hesitant about pursuing a claim against our insurance company. However, having been denied coverage by the insurance company on our own and the massive amount of repairs needed on our buildings forced us to go ahead with a lawsuit. Dan was patient and kind as he help our Board navigate the litigious community that was so foreign to us. It was a long process, but he helped us through the whole way. He is very knowledgeable about the industry and the process. I will recommend him to others.
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Posted by Ingrid | February 4, 2019
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Insurance claim representation
Our small condominium home owners association was referred to Stein, Sudweeks & Houser, PLLC for representation on an insurance claim. Daniel Houser was part of the team that represented our association. He and his associates were extremely patient and diligent in representing our claim, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I would highly recommend his services for similar needs.
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Posted by Deb | January 14, 2019
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Review of Daniel Houser
The Centre Pointe Condominium Association consulted with and hired Stein, Sudweeks & Houser, PLLC to help us with an Envelope Study Lawsuit. Daniel Houser represented our Association. Dan is highly qualified, skilled and professional. He was outstanding from the start and worked closely with our board of directors and management company through the long process. Dan Houser is very thorough in his work and we as a board would highly recommend him.
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Posted by David Moore | December 12, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service!
Even though I didn’t end up retaining Dan, he provided me with a clear and concise plan that helped me understand my issue. Next time I need an attorney I will call Dan immediately.
Posted by Mark | December 11, 2018
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Board President for Evergreen Estates
Dan Houser is an excellent match for us in that he not only accomplished what was needed in a very complex legal capacity but also stepped us thru the procedure in a way that we were able to understand and appreciate. Without a doubt Dan's legal knowledge and communication skills are beyond reproach. We have no hesitation in recommending him.
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Posted by Robert | December 4, 2018
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Harbor Crest Codomium HOA President
Our condo complex was involved in water intrusion litigation and Dan was one of our attorneys. Our Board worked very closely with Dan and he kept us up to speed through the whole process. Dan is very capable attorney and I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thank you again Dan for the GREAT job you did for us.
Posted by Dmitry | July 19, 2011
Outstanding work! Great results!
Daniel has been handling our Collapse Coverage case against insurance companies. Knowing how long usually law suits take, we thought it will take years for our case to resolve. Fortunately for us we hired right attorneys. Daniel has put a lot of effort into our case to make sure we get the best results in shorter time period than initially anticipated. His recommendations were always well thought out and strongly reflected his phenomenal depth of knowledge. Daniel is not only experienced professional, but also is very passionate about what he does. We could not hope for better results for our association than what Daniel and his partners provided for us. If you are looking for trustworthy professional who can deliver great results in relatively short period of time - look no further!
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Posted by Falcon Ridge Condominium | May 9, 2011
Building Insurance Claim
As a condominium homeowners board, we had never been through a legal proceeding of this scale/scope (insurance claim). We were quite pleased with Dan’s work – from his guidance through the process to his knowledge of the law and his ability to find elements of the insurance policies that allowed for a larger settlement that anticipated. It was his expertise that allowed us to settle (out of court through mediation) with all four insurance companies involved, so we could move forward with our building repairs. We would highly recommend Dan for any type of insurance claim.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2011
Revised Review - Condo insurance Claim
On our previously submitted & approved review I accidently clicked 'poor' instead of 'excellent' when rating Dan Houser. Dan is an excellent attorney who represented our 124 unit condo property in claims against 2 previous insurers. Even though our property was 30 years old at the time we won a settlement from both insurance companies that helped us start a $5million repair project. Please read my original review for more detail.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2009
Condominum Defects Counsel
Dan is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and dependable. He did an exceptional job handling our condos litigation with the contractor, sub contractors and insurance companies for the repair work that needed to be done for our condominium complex.
Posted by Karen | March 26, 2009
Excellent, Caring and knowledgeable
Dan and his firm were instrumental in getting me, the home buyer/consumer some recourse in a really complex case involving builders and their practices. After feeling pretty abandoned by the builder and low in hopes of having recourse, I contacted his firm. Dan took on a fairly challenging role as our leader and in the end, our winning hand. We were kept in the loop the entire time our lawsuit was pending. He gave us choices and offered guidance that served us well in the end. I can not thank Dan and his firm enough for allowing me to be where I am today. Today I have a chance at getting my home fixed from poor workmanship and regaining what I believe to be my most important investment. Gratefully, Karen - Washington state.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Houser Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney / Member
  • fka Stein, Flanagan, Sudweeks & Houser, fka Levin & Stein
  • 2006 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gordon Murray Tilden
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Silicon Valley Law Group, A Law Corporation
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pollak Vida & Fisher
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • USC Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Seattle Pacific Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006

Publications

  • The Seminar Group
  • First Party Insurance Claims, Developments re the EPC Rule, Fortuity, Suit-Limitations Defense, and Continuous Trigger
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Third Annual Comprehensive Insurance Law Summit
  • First Party Insurance Claims, Developments re the EPC Rule, Fortuity, Suit-Limitations Defense and Continuous Trigger
  • 2017
  • Second Annual Comprehensive Insurance Law Summit
  • First Party Insurance Claims
  • 2016
  • First Annual Comprehensive Insurance Law Summit
  • First Party Insurance Claims
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (19)
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Insurance Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dan is one of those rare attorneys who is both an exceptional professional and a fine human being. Whether as a problem-solver and/or an aggressive advocate, Dan has the skills. Dan's clients are always in good hands."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on the opposite side of cases that Dan has handled that involved both complex legal and damages issues and challenging human dynamics . Dan was pleasant, knowledgeable, and tireless in his efforts to obtain a favorable result for his clients. He is a very bright lawyer, professional and ethical, and I would recommend him to others."
Insurance Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Dan years ago and tried one very large case with him. He's a wonderful person and a wonderful lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent attorney and, moreover, a wonderful advocate for his clients. He is diligent and thorough and deserving of his clients' trust."
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer."

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Seattle Construction and development Lawyer Daniel Stephen Houser
Daniel Stephen Houser
Construction and development Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 23 years