Founding Attorney

Dan is a founding member of Bastion Law who focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith. The idea that insurance companies and corporations often skirt or openly violate rules governing their conduct at the expense of individuals drives Dan throughout his practice.

Attorney Dan McLafferty


Dan began his career defending insurance companies against the people they insured. He learned a great deal about insurance companies and how they operate. Ultimately, Dan found that working for insurance companies and large corporations just isn’t for him. He is proud to have spent the remainder of his career working for and with people who need help getting justice. During that time, Dan has obtained multiple seven figure recoveries, through both trial and settlement, for his clients.

Dan believes that by doing his job well and fully preparing a case, he can put his clients in the best position possible to decide the outcome they want in their own cases when they’ve been wronged.

Dan is licensed to practice law in Washington state. After spending his childhood as a military brat moving all around the country, Dan has called the Puget Sound region home since 2001. He lives in King County with his wife, Liz, and their two young children.

Dan tends to spend a few years on one hobby before shifting to the next, but in his down time he can usually be found arguing trades in fantasy football, grounding out in rec league softball, and occasionally working on his whiskey appreciation skills after putting the kids to bed.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy/Political Science

Western Washington University, Class of 2009

Doctor of Law (J.D)

Seattle University, Class of 2012

What Our Clients Say

Daniel McLafferty is an amazing attorney. He handled my personal injury claim with amazing intellect, talent, and tenacity.

Dan keeps you informed every step of the way and the results exceeded my expectation. I will refer everyone I know to Mr. McLafferty.

Daniel made me feel at ease that everything would be taken care of and he held true to that. I was able to concentrate on healing while Daniel did all the work.

Daniel McLafferty handled my case after I was in a car accident. From the moment I met him, I felt better. Unlike my insurance company, he was actually looking out for my best interests.

Dan fought hard for my settlement and I received much more than I would have if I’d done this on my own. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

Daniel did a great job- he was always helpful and responded quickly any time I needed him. Great job, great guy.

Daniel took the time to update me each step of the way, and helped translate legal language so that I understood the concepts and what was being asked of me.

Dan is a brilliant attorney- he was knowledgeable about every aspect in our case. He worked tirelessly around the clock to win our case for us.

Dan was very informative, polite and a hard worker. Provided a diligent and fruitful outcome to my case. On top of all his responsibilities while simultaneously listening attentively.