Dan Wadkins


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Editor-in-Chief of Gonzaga Law Review
  • Gonzaga University B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, concentration in Entrepreneurial Leadership, minors in Analytical Finance and Spanish


  • Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington
  • American Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers
  • WSBA, Business Law Section
  • WSBA, Intellectual Property Section
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Honored as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property on the 2018 Washington Super Lawyers list

Dan is the chair of Lee & Hayes' Corporate & IP Transactions Practice Group. He advises a wide variety of businesses, from startups to well-established companies, in the areas of corporate, securities and financing, trademark and brand protection, domain name transactions, intellectual property licensing, wine and beverage law, and commercial transactions. Dan has a passion for helping startups and emerging companies navigate the complex business and legal landscape and is able to assist clients in every stage of the business lifecycle, from formation and financing to a successful exit. Dan also has considerable experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactions in the areas of manufacturing, services and technology development. In addition, Dan regularly counsels and assists clients with the strategic acquisition, protection, registration, commercialization and enforcement of all types of intellectual property rights. Dan is a member of the firm’s corporate practice group, trademark practice group, licensing practice group, and the wine, beer and spirits practice group.

Outside of work, Wadkins is active in several local and charitable organizations by serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest and as a member of the Advisory Board for Gonzaga’s New Venture Lab and Gonzaga’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. He holds his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law.