Dan Kittle works tirelessly in advocating fiercely for his clients, representing businesses and individuals in highly contentious business disputes. For more than a decade, Dan has helped clients navigate complex business litigation matters with integrity, while minimizing the disruption to their business and fighting for favorable resolutions. READ MORE
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 has been named a “Washington Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2016. He was also 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.
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. Dan and Rachel were named 2021 Mukilteo Citizens of the Year for their community impact efforts. Dan was also honored as a finalist for the Herald Business Journal's Emerging Leader Award in 2019.
Dan facilitates leadership training and mentors Leadership Launch students weekly while also serving on the organization’s Advisory Council. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Mukilteo Family YMCA and the American Red Cross (King County and Kitsap County). He also previously served as an attorney for the Nonprofit Assistance Center Legal Clinic.
At Lane Powell, Dan serves as the Co-Chair of Lane Powell’s Talent Development Committee, which is part of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. In that role, he participated in a task force to develop Lane Powell’s Associate Core Competencies. He is also actively involved in the firm’s E-Discovery Team and mentors many associates.
Prior to 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 coaching youth sports, especially basketball. He has run several half-marathons, one full marathon (never again), and other road races and trail races. He is currently working on the second draft of 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, Peace Corps 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, Advisory Council, and Program Facilitator (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)
The Best Lawyers in America©, Commercial Litigation (2024)
"Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
"Washington Rising Star," Thomson Reuters, Business Litigation and Tax (2016-2022)
“Citizen of the Year,” City of Mukilteo (2021)
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