Daniel R. Fjelstad

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Law Office of Daniel R. Fjelstad, PLLC
 | 1001 4th Ave, Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154
Phone: 206-949-3208
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Daniel R. Fjelstad has a varied practice that encompasses employment law, insurance coverage, personal injury and wrongful death claims, and other types of civil litigation. Working out of his firm’s office in Seattle, Washington, he represents clients throughout King County and other parts of Washington state.

Mr. Fjelstad majored in legal studies at Pacific Lutheran University and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1982. After taking graduate courses in Latin American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, he went on to pursue his legal education at the University of Washington School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Fjelstad served as a notes and comments editor on the Washington Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1988. Mr. Fjelstad has been admitted to practice before all Washington state and federal courts, as well as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, since 1988.

Mr. Fjelstad’s employment law clientele consists exclusively of current, past, and prospective employees. He has represented victims of discrimination that is prohibited by various laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Mr. Fjelstad’s cases have also included sexual harassment as well as wrongful termination and other acts of unlawful retaliation. In his personal injury practice, Mr. Fjelstad represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation on their behalf. His insurance coverage experience involves the representation of property owners and other policy holders whose claims have been disputed or denied in bad faith by their insurance providers. His successful track record in all of these areas has earned him an “Excellent” peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Rights
  • 20%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Bad Faith Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

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About Daniel Fjelstad

Admitted: 1988, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.fjelstadlegal.com/attorney/daniel-r-fjelstad/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • University of Washington School of Law, Washington Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
  • Common Law Claims, Washington State Association for Justice’s Employment Law Deskbook, 2017 (with Erica Shelley Nelson)


  • Staples v. Allstate Insurance Co., 176 Wn.2d 404, 295 P.3d 201, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of California Berkeley, Latin American Studies
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Legal Studies, Minor in Spanish, 1982
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Office Location for Daniel R. Fjelstad

1001 4th Ave
Suite 4400
Seattle, WA 98154

Phone: 206-949-3208

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Last Updated: 2/3/2021

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