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Daniel Ross Fjelstad

Insurance Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor

    35 years, 200 cases

  2. Insurance

    35 years, 150 cases

  3. Personal injury

    35 years, 500 cases

  4. Civil rights

    35 years, 25 cases

I consider myself lucky to have spent a career in a field to which I was attracted as a child, and which still provides me with plenty of reasons to look forward to going to work each day. Throughout my career, I have focused on representing individuals, rather than corporations. My clients have come from all walks of life, and all parts of the world. People of every personality type have walked through my door. I have represented both homeless people and corporate executives, proponents of civil disobedience as well as law enforcement officials. Despite their differences, the people I have represented have shared one thing in common: something to which they are entitled has been denied. Trying to restore what has been taken away from them keeps me motivated.

I have spent most of my life and all of my career in the Pacific Northwest, which I love. I was raised in various parts of Alaska and Washington, My first job was picking blueberries and raspberries in Whatcom County, just south of the Canadian border. Then, it was work in orchards in central Washington and construction in Southeast Alaska. In such work, I became familiar with what it’s like to put in a 12- or 14-hour day. Such work also taught me that I’m not all that good working with my hands, so I had best figure out something to do that didn’t require such skills. The law beckoned.

After law school, I went into private practice. I left Scott, Kinney, Fjelstad & Mack in 2016 after 25 years to start my own practice. Aside from having a difficult boss, I am liking the challenge and freedom a solo practice provides. I can take the cases I want to take, and pursue the causes I want to pursue. And, of equal importance, I don’t have to make any excuses to anyone if I want to take off to go flyfishing, and I can play a guitar in my office, if the mood were to strike. I would, however, need to shut the door. I do, of course, have neighbors.

After nearly 30 years of working as a lawyer, I understand that people aren’t coming to see me because all is right in their world. Rather, they need help trying to fix something that’s gone wrong, something that the law might remedy. I may not be able to fix all the problems that come to me, but I will bring the same client-centered approach to trying to fix such problems that guided me when I started in this profession.


Daniel Ross Fjelstad
1001 4th Ave Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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Posted by Marv | April 28, 2018
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I recommend Dan
Dan has been wonderful for several instances that I hired him for and they were both successful. One was a personal injury issue and the other one was an automobile accident. I was very pleased with the outcome. When I spoke with Dan in 1995, for my personal injury issue, I knew he was the right guy. I've been using his services ever since.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Scott, Kinney & FJelstad
  • 1990 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ziontz, Chestnut, Varnell, Burley & Slonim
  • 1988 - 1990


  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with honors
  • 1988
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1982
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • N/A


  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Washington Law Review
  • Executive editor
  • 1986 - 1988
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018


  • Washington State Association for Justice Employment Law Deskbook
  • Common Law Claims (published with Erica Shelley Nelson)
  • 2017
  • Washington Law Review
  • The National Labor Relations Act and Undocumented Workers: The NLRB v. Local 512 After the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • 1987

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Civil rights Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dan without reservation. He is smart,, aggressive, and thorough. Dan assisted a client of mine with a civil rights lawsuit and achieved extraordinary results. If I or a family member were injured or had a problem with work, Dan is who I would call."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"I would recommend Dan to anyone seeking legal counsel. Dan is passionate about his work and truly cares for his clients"
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Seattle Insurance Lawyer Daniel Ross Fjelstad
Daniel Ross Fjelstad
Insurance Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation