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Daniel Charles (DC) V. Wolf

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DC Wolf is an associate in the Seattle office. Mr. Wolf represents clients in complex litigation with a focus on appellate proceedings. He has litigated cases involving constitutional issues, as well as issues of corporate law and securities, contract, civil rights, and tort law. Mr. Wolf also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in state and federal proceedings involving constitutional and immigration issues and helping survivors of domestic violence obtain restraining orders.

Professional Background

Mr. Wolf was previously a judicial extern to the Honorable John C. Coughenour of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. In this role he conducted legal research and wrote memoranda recommending rulings on motions.

He was a K&L Gates summer associate in 2013.


  • Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Oral Argument

Appellate and Constitutional Law

  • Represented local government transportation agency in civil rights litigation and obtained dismissal with prejudice of claims alleging violation of free speech and association, due process, and equal protection rights. Case No. 3:17-cv-05262-RBL, Dkt. # 25 (W.D. Wash. Sep. 7, 2017).
  • Represented U.S. Army employee in federal appellate proceedings and obtained affirmance of summary judgment order dismissing First and Fourth Amendment claims against employee. — F. App’x —, 2017 WL 1629001 (9th Cir. May 2, 2017).
  • Represented religious organization before Washington State Supreme Court and obtained denial of opposing party’s motion for discretionary review of summary judgment order enforcing First Amendment in church property dispute. Wash. S. Ct. No. 93374-0 (Oct. 7, 2016).
  • Represented indigent appellant in federal appellate proceedings and obtained reversal of order dismissing his complaint asserting First Amendment civil-rights claims. 817 F.3d 1162 (9th Cir. 2016).

General Litigation

  • Represented art dealing company seeking to recover down-payment on custom supercar and obtained six-figure judgment on the merits in client’s favor. King Cty. Superior Ct. No. 17-2-06795-4 SEA (Aug. 18, 2017).
  • Represented Pacific Northwest mining company in defending 1934 Securities and Exchange Act and state fiduciary claims in federal and state courts seeking to enjoin acquisition. Injunctive relief defeated in state case and federal case summarily dismissed. Case No. 2:16-CV-00256-SMJ, 2016 WL 4611573 (E.D. Wash. Sept. 2, 2016).
  • Represented renewable energy consulting firm in action to recover unpaid fees for services rendered and settled case on terms favorable to client. King Cty. Superior Ct. No. 16-2-13081-0 SEA (May 2, 2017).
  • Represented consumer retail outlet in personal injury action alleging premises liability and injuries caused by wild animals and settled case on terms favorable to client. Thurston Cty. Superior Ct. No. 15-2-02234-34 (Sept. 2, 2016).
  • Numerous successful appearances in municipal court to have clients’ traffic citations mitigated or dismissed. 
  •  Represented domestic violence survivors in King County and Snohomish County Superior Court on three separate occasions and successfully obtained domestic violence protection orders against their abusers in each instance. King Cty. Superior Ct. No. 15-2-20836-5 SEA (Sep. 21, 2015); King Cty. Superior Ct. No. 17-2-07742-9 SEA (April 12, 2017); Snohomish Cty. Superior Ct. No. 15-2-00633-7 (June 2, 2015).