Daniel M. McLafferty

IMG_1087_-_final_crop.jpgDaniel is happy to have called Seattle and the Puget Sound area home since 2001. While studying at Seattle University School of Law, he devoted most of his time toward practice-based studies to improve his oral advocacy and trial practice. To that end, he spent his final year of law school as a Rule 9 Prosecutor for the City of Marysville, gaining a great deal of courtroom experience. After three years of study, he earned his J.D. and graduated cum laude. Daniel’s first job as a lawyer was at a Seattle firm defending insurance companies against claims for bad faith and coverage denials. During that time, Daniel learned a great deal about insurance companies, including how they operate, how they process claims, and what makes them concerned. Ultimately, he also learned that working for insurance companies isn’t for him. Daniel is proud and happy to have spent the last several years of his career working for people instead of large corporations.

Over the past few years, Daniel has enjoyed helping those who have been injured and those who have been wronged by insurance companies. He currently works on cases involving serious personal injury, brain injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, defective products, and insurance bad faith. If you think you might have a case and are interested in learning about your options, feel free to contact Daniel. He would be happy to meet and discuss how you can proceed and how he might be able to help.

During his time as a personal injury attorney, Daniel has been fortunate to have obtained a verdict of over $1.1 million plus an additional $100,000 of insurance benefits for a man who sustained soft tissue injuries in a rear-end collision. He has also had success in getting attorneys’ fees paid by insurance companies rather than injured clients, including one fee award of over $70,000. To promote the work of all plaintiffs’ attorneys in Washington, Daniel has become active in the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ), serving on several committees and editing WSAJ’s monthly publication, Trial News. Over the past three years, Daniel has been proud to have been named one of Washington’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and Seattle Metropolitan magazines.