Dan Lindahl has focused on appellate litigation for more than 35 years, making him one of the most experienced appellate lawyers in the Pacific Northwest. He has handled appeals involving almost every type of case in civil litigation. Dan has been with Bullivant most of his career, partnering closely with the firm’s trial litigators and their clients on multiple appeals. His years of experience allow him to quickly identify the important issues and accurately assess the chances of prevailing on appeal.
Clients rely on Dan’s skilled analysis, thoughtfully written presentation, and determined advocacy. He brings a deep knowledge of the rules and procedures in appellate court—including the many unwritten rules that are an important part of the appellate process. His skillful advocacy and attention to accuracy have earned the respect of the appellate bench.
- Oregon, 1984
- Washington, 1984
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
- Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College – J.D., cum laude, 1984
- University of Oregon – B.S. in History, 1980
- Golik v. CBS Corp., 306 Or. App. 202, 472 P.3d 778 (2020) (affirming trial court’s order granting a new trial based on counsel misconduct)
- Campbell Global, LLC v. American States Ins. Co., 784 Fed. Appx. 543 (9th Cir. 2019) (affirming summary judgment that insurance carrier had no duty to indemnify insured for property damage caused by the insured’s negligent property management)
- Cole v. Gene by Gene, Ltd., 735 Fed. Appx. 368 (9th Cir. 2018) (affirming the trial court’s order refusing to certify a class action)
- Stremke v. Fisher & Pakkel Applicances, Inc., 190 Wn. App. 1003 (2015) (affirming verdict for damages caused by defendant’s dryer)
- Blake v. Cell Tech International, 228 Or. App. 288, 208 P.3d 992 (2009) (involving the admissibility of a proposed expert’s testimony concerning the decedent’s cause of death)
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Gulf Ins. Co., 250 Fed. Appx. 221 (9th Cir. 2007) (holding that the defendant insurers did not cover the cost of repairing a defective floor in Wal-Mart’s distribution center)
- Valencia v. Crane Co., 132 Fed. Appx. 171 (9th Cir. 2005) (affirming dismissal of the plaintiff’s negligence claims against manufacturer of a beverage-vending machine)
- Bird v. Lewis and Clark College, 303 F.3d 1015 (9th Cir. 2002) (affirming judgment for Lewis and Clark College in student’s action alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act)
- Strader v. Grange Mut. Ins. Co., 179 Or. App. 329, 39 P.3d 903 (2002) (holding that Oregon law does not recognize a tort claim for negligent breach of an insurance contract)
- Richardson v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America, 161 Or. App. 615, 984 P.2d 917 (1999) (affirming judgment in case involving claim for overhead disability insurance)
- Woodfeathers, Inc. v. Washington County, 180 F.3d 1017 (9th Cir. 1999) (affirming judgment in Commerce Clause case based on federal preemption principles)
- Crowe v. Gaston, 134 Wn.2d 509, 951 P.2d 1118 (1998) (affirming judgment in action involving the scope of remedies available where alcohol is sold to minors)
- Seizer v. Sessions, 132 Wn.2d 642, 940 P.2d 261 (1997) (reversing the court of appeals in case involving competing claims to lottery winnings)
- Clackamas County v. 102 Marijuana Plants, 323 Or. 680, 920 P.2d 149 (1996) (reversing the trial court’s judgment in a civil forfeiture action)
- Lampf, Pleva, Lipkind, Prupis, and Petigrow v. Gilbertson, 501 U.S. 350 (1991) (author of the successful petition for a writ of certiorari in an action involving the statute of limitations applicable to claims under the federal securities laws)
- Gain v. Carroll Mill Co., 114 Wn.2d 254, 787 P.2d 553 (1990) (affirming dismissal of claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress)
- Grange Ins. Co. v. Brosseau, 113 Wn.2d 91, 776 P.2d 123 (1989) (holding that the intentional-act exclusion applied to a murder committed in self-defense)
RAISING THE BAR AND RAISING FARM ANIMALS
Dan’s passion for writing developed at the age of 15 when he started honing his writing skills as a sports writer for local newspapers. He paid his way through college by working for newspapers throughout his high school and college years.
But his talent for writing isn’t the only thing Dan has been cultivating. For more than 25 years, he and his wife have lived in the country on a six-acre property with a creek near Scappoose. They have close to 30 animals, including cats, dogs, turkey, chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, and horses.