Dan Kittle works tirelessly to help clients navigate complex legal disputes and minimize stress, fight for their interests, and achieve resolution. READ MORE
He provides practical advice and experienced insight to assist clients in achieving favorable outcomes, whether through mediation, full-scale litigation, or any number of creative problem-solving approaches.
Dan’s business litigation and dispute resolution practice focuses primarily on:
He is certified through the National Institute for Trial Advocacy in taking and defending depositions, trial advocacy, and oral advocacy. He has also successfully completed a 40-hour Mediation Training course through the King County Dispute Resolution Center.
Dan is a recognized leader in his field and was selected as one of eleven state-wide future business leaders in the 2015-16 class of Leadership Washington through the Association of Washington Business Institute. He has also been named a “Washington Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2016.
Dan’s passion for problem solving extends beyond his law practice to his community as well, where he and his wife, Rachel Kittle, co-founded Leadership Launch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering students to become future community leaders. He currently serves on the Leadership Launch Advisory Council, and he has also served on the Mukilteo YMCA Board of Directors. Dan volunteers as a youth sports coach in his community, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross (King County and Kitsap County) and volunteered for the Nonprofit Assistance Center Legal Clinic. In 2019, Dan was honored as a finalist for the Herald Business Journal's Emerging Leader Award.
Before law school, Dan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan), where he lived in a small rural village and worked as a teacher, basketball coach and grant writer. Dan earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from Michigan State University and wrote for various newspapers, magazines and online publications, including the Roanoke Times, Oakland Press, Lansing State Journal, Washington Post, Michigan College Hockey Online and U.S. College Hockey Online. He also spent a brief stint as a server at the Olive Garden, which he once described as his “dream job.”
Dan lives in Mukilteo with Rachel and their two young children. When he is not busy helping clients resolve disputes or serving his community, Dan loves writing, running and reading. He has run several half-marathons and other road races and trail races, and he is currently writing a book for his children about his Peace Corps experiences.
Oregon Supreme Court, Judicial Extern to Chief Justice Paul J. De Muniz (2009)
Oregon Department of Justice, Law Clerk to the Special Litigation Unit (2008-2009)
United States Peace Corps, Kyrgyz Republic, Volunteer (2004-2006)
Lansing State Journal, Reporting Intern and Sports Stringer (2001-2003)
Roanoke Times, Reporting Intern (2002)
Oakland Press, Sports Intern (2001)
Association of Washington Business Institute, Leadership Washington Member, Class of 2015-16
American Bar Association
Leadership Launch, Co-Founder and Advisory Council (2014-Present)
Mukilteo YMCA, Board of Directors (2016-2019)
Washington State Bar Association
Snohomish County Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
Youth Sports Coach
Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Assistant Editor and “Shop Talk” Columnist (2014-2016)
American Red Cross, King County, Board of Directors (2015-2016)
Nonprofit Assistance Center, Volunteer Attorney (2011-2014)
"Washington Rising Star," Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation and Tax (2016-2019)
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