Daniel Hasson

shareholder | portland | LICENSED IN Oregon & Washington

“I value responsiveness. Nobody likes to feel like they’re on the ‘back burner,’ which is why I don’t put my clients there.”

Proud to develop a practice in the Northwest

Dan Hasson was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and is grateful to have the opportunity to develop a practice in the Northwest. He has tried and arbitrated cases in Oregon and Washington for over a decade, and has become a leading defense authority in the field of liquor liability law. Dan approaches his position with the mindset that each case’s strategy should be tailored and focused on pushing toward the client’s desired outcome in the most efficient way possible.

He was drawn to Davis Rothwell because of its focus on litigation, which allows him the opportunity to advocate for his clients. He also enjoys working closely with his valued colleagues at the firm, whom he considers to be some of the best and brightest litigators in the community. Dan’s goal is to deliver resolution and peace of mind to his clients in state, federal, and tribal courts – through a balanced approach of unbiased analysis of liability exposure and appropriately aggressive negotiation and courtroom skill.

Outside of the office, Dan enjoys volunteering in his Northeast Portland community and is an avid fan of all things sports, music, cinema, and politics.



  • University of Oregon School of Law – J.D., Order of the Coif, 2005
  • Georgetown University – B.S. Foreign Service, cum laude, 2000

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2005
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2006
  • Washington State Bar, 2010
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Tribal Court, 2015
  • Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Court, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2017
  • Quinault Indian Nation Tribal Court, 2017
  • Siletz Tribal Court, 2018

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Speaker/Presenter, Adjuster Continuing Education Program (“Florida Law and Ethics Update”), May 2017
  • Selected for inclusion on the Oregon Super Lawyers® Rising Stars List for 2012-2017
  • Speaker, AIG Claims Advisory Board, November 2015
  • Speaker, Oregon Casualty Adjusters Association CLE, March 2015

Notable Litigation Victories

  • Davis Rothwell Wins Defense Verdict in Clackamas County Premises Liability Trial: Shareholders Shayna Eagle and Dan Hasson obtained a defense verdict for their clients, a commercial contractor and a local municipality, following a five-day jury trial in Oregon City, Oregon, in September 2018. The case involved a slip-and-fall injury for which plaintiff was seeking approximately $300,000 in damages. The jury deliberated for less than half an hour before returning its verdict that neither of Davis Rothwell’s clients were negligent.
  • Defense Verdict Obtained in Clackamas County Wrongful Death Case: Shareholders Dan Hasson and Chris Parker obtained a defense verdict for their clients, owners/founders of a non-profit animal sanctuary, following trial held in Oregon City, Oregon, in October 2016. The case involved a workplace fatality, for which the plaintiff estate sought damages exceeding $6 million. Dan and Chris successfully proved that Oregon’s workers’ compensation exclusive remedy statutes applied to immunize their clients from liability, and a fully defense verdict was entered in their favor.
  • Summary Judgment in Warm Springs Tribal Court – Employment (Jones v. The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Warm Springs Tribal Court No. CV21-15)
  • Warm Springs Tribal Court of Appeals Victory – Employment (Stacona v. Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, Warm Springs Court of Appeals Case No. AP01-15)
  • Oregon Supreme Court Victory – Liquor Liability (Chapman v. Mayfield, 358 Or. 196, 2015 Or. LEXIS 798 (Nov. 13, 2015))
  • Defense verdict obtained in Multnomah County premises liability case: Dan obtained a defense verdict for his client, a North Portland recycling center, following a two-day jury trial in Portland, Oregon, in October 2014. The case involved a trip-and-fall injury, for which the plaintiff sought approximately $450,000 in damages. The jury deliberated for half of a day before reaching its verdict that Dan’s client was not negligent.
  • Victory at Oregon Court of Appeals on liquor liability claims (Chapman v. Mayfield, 263 Or. App. 528, 329 P.3d 12 (2014)
  • Federal court grants summary judgment on $2.7 million insurance agent failure to procure claim: Dan obtained an order granting summary judgment in favor of his client, an insurance agent, based on an alleged failure to procure insurance to cover the developer in a condominium conversion project. In the federal court case, the developer’s assignee sought over $2.7 million in uncovered damages that had been awarded against the developer in the underlying Multnomah County construction defect action.
  • Defense verdict obtained in Clark County premises liability case: Dan obtained a unanimous defense verdict for his client, a shopping plaza owner/operator, following a three-day jury trial in Vancouver, Washington, in May 2012. The case involved a parking lot slip-and-fall injury, for which the plaintiff sought approximately $300,000 in damages. Once closing arguments were delivered, the jury deliberated over lunch for about ninety minutes before reaching its verdict.
  • Court grants summary judgment on $7.4 million personal injury claim
  • Court grants summary judgment on $10 million liquor liability claim
  • Two victories at the Oregon Court of Appeals (Davis v. Boly, 239 Or. App. 420, 244 P.3d 831 (2010)

Organizational Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute