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About Dan

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington

  • California

  • U.S. District Courts for Washington and California

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals



  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1990)

  • Washington State University (B.A., cum laude, Honors Graduate, 1986)

Partial List of Current and Past Clients

  • William H. (Bill) Gates, III

  • Marilyn Monroe, LLC

  • The Estate of Buddy Holly

  • James Dean, Inc.

  • Corbis Corporation

  • Curtis Management Group

  •, Inc.

  • Discus, LLC

  • First USA Bank

  • Wells Fargo Bank

  • Vacation Internationale, Inc.

  • State Farm Insurance

  • Underwriters at Lloyds (of London)

  • World Medical Equipment, Inc.

  • Polylang Translation Services

  • Prudential Securities

  • Eastside Premier Medicine, PLLC

 Representative Matters


  • Washington Public Trust Advocates v. Nordstrom, et al., Spokane County Superior Court and Washington Court of Appeals, 69 P.3d 351 (July 2003), successfully defended Nordstrom against securities fraud claims in trial court and on appeal.


  • Arco v. Aetna, Los Angeles Superior Court, successfully defended $1.1 billion dollar dispute over liability for environmental cleanup.


  • In re RPS Bond Litigation, United States District Court, successfully defended bond underwriter in $31 million dollar bond municipal bond transaction.


  • James Dean, Inc.; Marilyn Monroe, LLC; Bogart, Inc.; and the Estate of Buddy Holly v. Movie Market, United States District Court, represented celebrity estates in intellectual property infringement dispute with internet retailer.

Community Service


  • Washington State University Foundation, Board of Trustees Member

  • Washington State University, Legal Studies Advisory Council Chairman

  • Federal Bar Association, Mentor

  • Copyright Society of the USA, Seattle Chapter Charter Member

  • Leadership Eastside, Class of 2011

  • NYSA Soccer Coach

  • Woodinville West Little League Board


Awards and Honors


  • Honored as a “Top Lawyer” in the July 2010 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

  • Peer Review Rated “AV” (Highest Rating) by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Named as a “Rising Star,” Washington Law and Politics

  • Recognized as a “premier copyright litigator” by The Legal 500 (United States): Volume II (Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecoms) and The Legal 500 (United States): Volume III (Litigation), 2010

  • University of Washington Paralegal Certification Program, Fundamentals of Legal Practice Course, Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee

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