Daniel P. Thompson

Daniel P Thompson - Seattle attorneyDan Thompson is a partner and founding attorney of Thompson & Delay. He was born and raised in Seattle, and received his B.A. from University of Washington; his M.A. from National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin in 1984; and went on to receive his J.D. from University of Washington in 1988. After graduation, he joined Seattle’s largest law firm and practiced civil law, including working on the Exxon Valdez litigation.

In 1990, he co-founded Thompson & Delay with Paul Delay. The firm has been located in the historic Smith Tower since its founding in 1990. Thompson & Delay focuses on maritime injuries, longshore workers’ injury claims, state workers’ compensation, personal injury, and ERISA litigation.

Dan’s main practice area is administrative law, specifically longshore injury and state workers’ compensation claims. He regularly appears before the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the Benefits Review Board, and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, where he advocates for fair settlements for his clients.

Dan has practiced state workers’ compensation law since 1990 and has argued seminal cases before the Washington State Supreme Court. His cases have involved serious injuries related to longshore, shipyards, and dockworkers. Additionally, Dan is familiar with the criteria for Social Security Disability Application and pension service credit requirements for ILWU-PMA benefits.

In conjunction with his practice, Dan guest lectures for various unions, including Local 19 (Longshore, Seattle), Local 52 (Longshore Clerk’s Union), and the Regional Council of Cerpenters (Tacoma and Seattle). Along with his partner Paul, he regularly guest lectures at Seattle University School of Law regarding longshore and maritime injuries. Dan was named a Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorney by the Workers’ Injury & Law Advocacy Group, a national association.

Dan is married to Emily, who was born and raised in Chimacum, WA. Together they have two children. He enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, including skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, and regularly spends time with his family on Whidbey Island. He is active in local land use policies concerning urban development and mass transit.

Paul J. Delay

Paul J. Delay - Seattle LawyerPaul Delay is a partner and founding attorney of Thompson & Delay. He was born and raised in Spokane, and received his B.A. from University of Washington, and went on to receive his J.D. from Gonzaga University. After graduation, he worked in an insurance defense law firm.

In 1990, he moved to Seattle and co-founded Thompson & Delay with Daniel Thompson. The firm has been located in the historic Smith Tower since its founding in 1990.

Thompson & Delay focuses on maritime injuries, longshore workers’ injury claims, state workers’ compensation, personal injury, and ERISA litigation.

Paul’s main practice area is personal injury, but he also works with Jones Act Maritime claims, longshore claims, and insurance coverage disputes.

He regularly appears before the Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, where he advocates for fair settlements for his clients. He regularly works within the civil court system to gain fair and just settlements or verdicts for his personal injury clients.

Paul has practiced personal injury law and insurance dispute claims since 1990 and has argued cases that involved traumatic brain injury, wrongful death cases, and other serious injuries resulting in disability. He also has experience in medical-legal issues, defending doctors in medical malpractice lawsuits. In conjunction with his practice, Paul regularly guest lectures at Seattle University School of Law regarding longshore and maritime injuries.

Paul is married to Joan, and together they have three children. Paul enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, including skiing, and attending his son’s basketball tournaments. He is involved with Immigration Northwest, helping injured immigrants and their families.

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