|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics||2014|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics||2013|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Washington Law and Politics Magazine||2011|
|Manga Cum Laude||Harvard College||1997|
|Mather House Scholar and Citizen Award||Harvard College||1997|
|John Harvard Scholarship||Harvard College||1997|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Harvard College||1997|
|John Harvard Scholarship||Harvard College||1996|
|John Harvard Scholarship||Harvard College||1996|
|John Harvard Scholarship||Harvard College||1994|
|John Harvard Scholarship||Harvard College||1993|
|Managing Partner||HKM Employment Attorneys LLP||2009 - Present|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||King County Prosecutor's Office||2005 - 2009|
|Litigation Associate||Perkins Coie LLP||2004 - 2005|
|Litigation Associate||Wiggin and Dana LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court for the Southern District of California||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Colorado State Bar Assocation||Member||2013 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Admitted to Practice||2005 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of Connecticut||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|CityYear||Host Committee||2004 - 2006|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2007|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - 2005|
|Moot Court||Member||2003 - 2003|
|Connecticut Bar Association||Member||2002 - 2005|
|Federal Court Pro Bono Panel (Connecticut)||Member||2002 - 2004|
|Community Legal Services||Attorney||1999 - 2001|
|LawTalk||Executive Director||1999 - 2001|
|Yale Law Journal||Editor||1999 - 2001|
|Washington Practice Manual||Employment Discrimination||2014|
|Washington Practice Manual||Employment Discrimination||2013|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||Employment Discrimination||2012|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||Employment Discrimination||2011|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||Employment Discrimination||2010|
|Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual||State Court Criminal Practice||2010|
|Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual||State Court Criminal Practice||2009|
|Washington Lawyerâ€™s Practice Manual||State Court Criminal Practice||2008|
|Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Washington Chapter.||Washington Product Liability Law||2006|
|â€¢ Product Liability Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. Washington Chapter.||Washington Product Liability Law||2005|
|Yale Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Seattle University||Topics in Criminal Law||2012|
|Social Media and the Employment Law||Social Media and the Employment Law||2011|
|Seattle University Trial Practice Class||Oral Arguments in Trial Court||2008|
|Seattle University||Ethics and Issues in Criminal Prosecution||2007|
|King County Domestic Violence Awareness||King County Officer Of The Year Award||2007|
|Seattle University||Ethics and Issues in Criminal Prosecution||2006|
Posted by anonymous
The old cliche of the immoral lawyer is one I was afraid of before talking to Dan. Truly thought it was an exaggeration, but after seeing him lie to myself and others I'm shocked HKM is still in business. Daniel Kalish isn't to be the employment lawyer to be trusted.
Given the details of my case I can't go into specifics. But I can say that what I was told would occur did not, and through repeated delays I eventually determined that I was not being told the whole truth. These delays cost me significantly, both monetarily but in my personal life.
You trust a lawyer who's on your side to help you. You don't expect them to cause more harm. This process has taught me so much, but all I can do now is warn others now to think twice.
Posted by anonymous
In the real estate marketing field, there is an expression called “buying the listing”. It often relates to when a real estate agent/broker promises you the moon by making you believe that he can sell your property for an amount way above market while he well knows that your property is worth (and would sell for) substantially less. Indeed, this is simply a tactic to lure you to do business with him. In the end, you find yourself deceived because the agent/broker has over-promised and under-delivered. This allegory is my experience working with this lawyer for several months. Based on his initial assessment, I was led to believe that my case was worth a significant cash settlement which ended up settling for very little. In retrospect, it was not worth my time, my efforts, nor my energy to pursue this case under false expectations.
Furthermore, this lawyer does not act in a professional manner. On several occasions, he schedules calls with the client but then misses the appointments, showing a complete disrespect for your time. He shows up late for in-person meetings, puts his feet up on the table with clients and other parties in the room and is not prepared. Often, he is multi-tasking instead of focusing on the matter at hand and does not follow clients’ instructions. Overall, he gives off the unpleasant feeling that he looks after his own interest (how much he can make out of any given case) as opposed to the client’s best interest.
In other words, not only I would never do business with this lawyer again but I would recommend to anyone to stay away from him (even if he promises you the moon).
Posted by james
Dan recently helped me negotiate my employment agreement at a startup that I was joining. In particular, he helped me think about what really mattered to me, and then helped me negotiate for key provisions such as watering down the non-compete, putting in place a severance agreement, and accelerated vesting of my options in the event of a change in control.
Dan's particular strength is presenting his client's side in such a way that it appears the obvious and most fair way something should be done, and not like a tough ask or stretch. He's really is looking for the win-win, and not just trying to maximize for his client at all costs in such a way that it might poison the long-term relationship.
Jeremy Roller, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Dan since law school, and have seen him excel at every position he has held since then -- as a federal law clerk, a lawyer at a blue chip Seattle law firm, a King County prosecutor, and now at HKM Employment Attorneys. Dan is my first thought when I am asked for a referral in the employment law area. He is a diligent, no-nonsense, top shelf lawyer. I highly recommend him.
Thomas Breen, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I co-tried Dan's first jury trial with him. From the start he impressed with his talent and his hard-work. His gentle and kind midwest disposition resonates in everything he does. But underneath that you quickly learn that his impressive pedigree of degrees and experiences help to make him a savvy and skilled strategist. He's an excellent attorney and I endorse him without reservation.
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