Danielle Strait is a partner and trial attorney based in the mctlaw’s Seattle office. Danielle serves on the Firm’s attorney management team.
Danielle joined mctlaw in 2012 and represents clients across the country in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Before joining mctlaw, she spent three years serving as a federal judicial law clerk at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Danielle clerked for then-Chief Special Master Gary Golkiewicz and gained valuable experience integral in her work for vaccine injured individuals today.
Before serving as a federal court law clerk and during her law school tenure, Danielle was employed at the Washington D.C. area firm of Decaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher, and DeBlasis and worked on high-profile appellate briefs, including an appeal to Maryland’s Supreme Court, involving personal injury, premises liability and other areas of insurance defense.
In 2009, Danielle graduated with honors from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. While at Catholic University, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy.
Ms. Strait is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Washington, the State of California, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Federal Claims. She is active in the United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Vaccine Injured Petitioner’s Bar. From 2014 until 2021, Danielle was honored to serve on the Advisory Council for the United States Court of Federal claims, having been appointed by then-Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith.
Ms. Strait grew up in Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University with her undergraduate degree, and has lived all over the United States. She currently lives with her husband, twin children, and several pets just outside Seattle.
- Bachelor of Arts, Iowa State University
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
Recent Vaccine Injury Decisions
- Case Number 16-896V: Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine; SIRVA
- Case Number Case 18-59V: Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine; SIRVA
- Case Number 17-1310V: Influenza (“Flu”) and Tetanus-Diphtheria-acellular pertussis (“Tdap”); Guillain-Barre Syndrome (“GBS”)
- Case Number 13-421V: Influenza (“Flu”) Vaccine; Transverse Myelitis
- Case Number 18-0374V: Tetanus Diphtheria Vaccine; SIRVA
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