Daniel Kelly-Stallings is an associate in the firm’s Seattle office. He practices in the areas of environmental law, commercial litigation, trusts & estates, and constitutional issues. He is actively involved in issues related to energy and infrastructure, environmental permitting and regulatory advice, water rights, forest practices, agriculture, railroads, cleanup of contaminated sites, and wildlife management.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Daniel was a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. In this role he researched and drafted memoranda and opinions on a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including substantial experience with commercial disputes, trials, class action litigation, insurance matters, discovery motions, dispositive motions, intellectual property disputes, and securities litigation. Before that, Daniel served as a law clerk to Justice Charlie Wiggins of the Washington State Supreme Court, where he worked on all aspects of state-level civil and criminal appeals. He has worked for the Washington attorney general’s office and the governor’s office as well.
- Listed, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law, 2020-2021
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
- Estate Administration from Start to Finish, NBI, October 19 and 20, 2015 (Seattle and Olympia)
- “Permitting for Energy Projects on Washington’s Coast,” NWLawyer, July/August 2017
- “Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Washington: What the Clean Power Plan and Washington Clean Air Rule Mean for the State,” Environmental & Land Use Law Newsletter, Washington State Bar Association, Vol. 41, No. 3, November 2015
- “Taxpayers Beware: Washington State Decision Jeopardizes Privacy,” State Tax Notes, 16 November 2015
- “CEO Adviser: Read the State Constitution,” Seattle Business, July 2015