February 5, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 36

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Daniel Charles (DC) V. Wolf

DC Wolf is an associate in the Seattle office. Mr. Wolf represents clients in complex litigation with a focus on appellate proceedings and has briefed matters in nine appeals in state and federal courts. He litigates cases involving constitutional and civil rights issues, corporate law, and securities. Mr. Wolf also maintains an active pro bono practice representing survivors of domestic violence seeking to obtain orders of protection.

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.


  • Obtained dismissal of defamation, civil rights, and constitutional claims asserted against local government entity and city councilmember. 
  • Obtained dismissal of appeal filed by defendant in electronic impersonation/invasion of privacy case. Following dismissal of appeal, a $6.4 million default judgment was entered against defendant.
  • 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. 
  • Represented U.S. Army employee in federal appellate proceedings and obtained affirmance of summary judgment order dismissing First and Fourth Amendment claims against employee. 
  • 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.
  • Represented indigent appellant in federal appellate proceedings and obtained reversal of order dismissing his complaint asserting First Amendment civil-rights claims. 
  • Represented art dealing company seeking to recover down-payment on custom supercar and obtained six-figure judgment on the merits in client’s favor.
  • 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. 
  • Represented renewable energy consulting firm in action to recover unpaid fees for services rendered and settled case on terms favorable to client. 
  • 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. 
  • Represented domestic violence survivors and helped them obtain protection orders preventing their abusers from having any further contact with them.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Daniel Charles (DC) V. Wolf