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Daniel Lee Hannula

Medical malpractice Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   1 review

also known as Dan Hannula

  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    50%
    I have handled a variety of medical negligence cases including birth injuries, failure to timely diagnose and treat cancers, surgical errors including injuries to the heart, bowel, stomach, liver, spine and extremities, failure to timely recognize and treat infections, medical and prescription errors, and plastic surgery errors.

    46 years

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    I have handled a variety of personal injury cases including automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents, swimming pool and diving accidents, pedestrian versus automobile accidents, accidents caused by poorly designed and engineered roadways, vehicle versus train accidents, pedestrian versus train accidents, accidents involving ATVs, accidents caused by dangerous sports venues, trip and fall and slip and fall accidents, and school-related accidents.

    46 years

  3. Wrongful death
    10%

    46 years

  4. Defective and dangerous products
    5%

    46 years

I grew up in Tacoma and have practiced law in my hometown for over 31 years.  I have been a member of the firm of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, LLP, since I graduated from University of Washington Law School in 1977.  Since that time, I have dedicated my law practice to representing injured persons in Western Washington. I have considerable experience in cases of medical negligence, wrongful death, brain injury, truck accidents, auto accidents, construction site accidents and swimming and diving accidents.  I have also been very active in my state and local bar associations.

 

I attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, where I was a member of the swimming and water polo teams and was awarded All American honors in my junior and senior years.  I attended the University of Washington on a swimming scholarship from 1970 through 1974, and was awarded All American honors in 1971, 1972, and 1973.  From 1969 through 1972, I was ranked in the top 20 in the world in the 200-meter freestyle.  I have been married to my wife Margaret, who I met at the University of Washington, for 33 years.  We have 3 adult children, Holly, Adam and Ben. 

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Location

Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
4701 S. 19th Street
Suite 300
Tacoma, WA, 98405-1199

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2012
The best lawyer around!!
We are currently working with Dan and his team on a personal injury suit. He has been nothing but amazing helping us to make this case worth our while. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler, L.L.P.
  • 1977 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Washington Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • President
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Judicial Conduct Commission
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors Member
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer-Chiropractic Liason Committee
  • Founding Chairman
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1991 - 1991
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Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Pacific Northwest Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Pacific Northwest Swimming Association
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame (Swimming)
  • Tacoma Athletic Commission
  • 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Distinguished Graduate Award
  • St. Charles Borromeo School
  • 1997
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Masters in Trial
  • Opening Statement
  • 2008
  • American Inns of Court Seminar
  • Civility: A Professional & Effective Necessity in the Practice of Law
  • 2007
  • American Inns of Court Seminar
  • Beyond the Ethical Minimum
  • 2006
  • Trial Stars
  • Convincing Jury Arguments on Damages
  • 2002
  • Nuts & Bolts - Litigation Series
  • Effective Settlements and Dispute Resolution Techniques
  • 2000
  • Subluxation Litigation
  • Subluxation Litigation
  • 1999
  • Premises Liability: Creating, Developing & Proving a Winning Case
  • Maximizing Damages and Handling Cases Against Public Entities: The $16 Million Example
  • 1999
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Daniel
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can endorse Dan Hannula without reservation. Dan has a well-earned reputation as a thoughtful and very capable and professional trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is an amazing client advocate. He is a very dedicated and hardworking trial lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in serious personal injury and malpractice cases. I have had the privilege to work with him on a numerous cases over the last 30 years."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Dan since before law school, worked for his firm 30 years ago, and am working with him on a matter currently. All you really need to know about Dan's qualifications is that he is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. There are over 2000 lawyers in Pierce County; less than 10 have been elected to the American College. But beyond being an extraordinary trial lawyer, Dan is a fine person in all regards. Despite all of his accomplishments -- including being an All-American swimmer in college -- he is a down-to-earth, unassuming man. You'd never hear about his accomplishments from him."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a great lawyer, hard working and gets great results."
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Tacoma Medical malpractice Lawyer Daniel Lee Hannula
Daniel Lee Hannula
Medical malpractice Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 46 years