Daniel joined Mullavey, Prout, Grenley & Foe, LLP in 2010 focusing on litigation, construction, fishing/maritime, employment, and general business and corporate matters. Daniel regularly assists businesses and individuals who have been wrongfully denied coverage by their insurers. This includes providing coverage opinions, contesting denials of coverage, and the preparation and filing of complaints arising under the Washington Insurance Fair Conduct Act, Ch. 48.30, RCW. Daniel has obtained coverage for clients who had been previously denied coverage under a variety of first and third party insurance contracts, including homeowner's policies, vehicle policies, commercial general liability policies, and life insurance policies. Daniel's insurance practice also includes the analysis of insurance policies for issues related to the extent and scope of coverage.
Daniel represents both homeowners and contractors in a wide variety of construction matters. His practice includes the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, and the representation of both homeowners and contractors in construction litigation. Daniel regularly assists contractors in the collection of unpaid bills, and homeowners in claims against contractors for defective construction.
Employment law is a complex area for both employees and employers. On the employer side, Daniel assists employers with navigating the complex web of rules and regulations that govern their relationships with their employees. Daniel regularly drafts employment manuals, employment contracts, and non-competition/non-solicitation contracts. In addition, Daniel has helped employers enforce their rights against employees engaged in unfair and unlawful competition, including bringing cases on behalf of businesses to enforce non-competition/non-solicitation contracts, and to enjoin violations of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the common law duties of employee loyalty and good faith. Daniel also assists employees who have been treated unfairly. Daniel has successfully represented seamen in claims for unpaid wages and successfully negotiated severance agreements for employees whose jobs were unfairly terminated.
In addition, Daniel represents businesses in general commercial matters, including business entity formation, commercial contract drafting and negotiation, and general commercial litigation.