Danny Kelly-Stallings is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office. He practices in the areas of environmental law and commercial litigation. His practice focuses on the timber products industry, cleanup of contaminated sites, the Endangered Species Act, and railroad issues. He is actively involved in issues related to energy and infrastructure, environmental permitting and regulatory advice, water rights, forest practices, agriculture, and wildlife management.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Danny 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, Danny 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.
Danny serves on the Board of Sound Child Care Solutions, a local 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving access to quality child care. He also teaches a class on Administrative Law in Seattle University’s Masters of Public Administration program.
- Listed, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Environmental Law, 2020-2021
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018-2021
- Endangered Species Act Conference, The Seminar Group, Co-Chair, January 28-29, 2015 (Seattle)
- 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