Dan W. Kilpatric

DanKHeadshot.jpgDan has over 25 years experience handling virtually every kind of personal injury and malpractice claim, including car, bicycle, motorcycle, product defects, trip and fall and wrongful death. He has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Dan's goal is to achieve the maximum recovery possible for our clients as quickly as possible.


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1972
  • Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C., 1975 Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • University of Washington Law School, J.D., 1976

Recognition and Ratings

Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts, awards or settlements.

Selected to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, an invitation only organization composed of premier trial lawyers who meet stringent qualifications (2012, 2013).

Selected as a “Best Trial Lawyer” in the Seattle area by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Selected four times as a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine.

AVVO rating of “10,” the highest score awarded by this website dedicated to rating professionals.

“AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal skills and ethics by this national legal directory for attorneys which bases its ratings on surveys of other attorneys.

Professional and Community Activities

Instructor, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (Over 20 years).

Former Judge Pro Tem in King County Superior Court.

Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (Over 20 years).

Chairman of Eastside Lawyers for Justice, an organization dedicated to obtaining justice for injured persons and their families (2000 to 2010).

President of the Board of Directors of the Eastside Legal Assistance Program which provides legal services for low income residents of the Eastside (2008).

Trustee, King County Bar Association (2010 to 2013).

Speaker at continuing legal education seminars on personal injury topics, including Insurance Claims against Drunk Drivers, on behalf of children and on behalf of victims with traumatic brain injury.

Lecturer on various aspects of trial practice including legal ethics and closing argument.

Former Editor, Trial News.