Daniel A. Womac

Special Counsel

Daniel Womac brings a diverse background of legal experience to his private practice, focused in the areas of product liability and mass tort litigation. He handles matters from inception through resolution and appeal, when necessary, with extensive experience in both defense and plaintiff representation in jury and bench trials, arbitrations and mediations. His previous work as in-house trial counsel as well as his service in various governmental roles has informed his approach and ability to handle complex matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Womac served as senior trial counsel and commercial counsel for Fidelity National Title for more than a decade.

While representing the company, lenders and private individuals, Mr. Womac gained significant trial and general counsel experience in litigation involving real property, insurance, contract disputes and property torts. This included litigating trials as first chair before juries and benches in multiple states.

Mr. Womac’s government roles include serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Pierce County, Washington, and as counsel for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services in the Division of Child Support.

Currently, Mr. Womac’s product liability work includes representing businesses and individuals in complex matters, ranging from strategic management and defense of mass torts to the boots-on-the-ground defense of single-plaintiff product liability cases often alleging catastrophic injuries or death. He focuses on risk identification and mitigation and the defense of clients in industries including automotive, construction and mining equipment, consumer products and product liability claims related to asbestos and talc.

Not limited to product liability, Mr. Womac’s mass tort litigation experience involves serving in roles for local, regional and national counsel teams involved in high-exposure matters that often threaten businesses and individuals with massive liabilities and legal exposure. He collaborates with all key stakeholders to develop integrated resolution strategies designed to protect the product value, reputation and financial stability.

Bar Admissions
• Washington
• Oregon
• Idaho
• New York

Court Admissions
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Washington State
• U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington
• U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
• U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho
• U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern District of New York

  • Millies v. Landamerica-Transnation: first-chair and sole trial counsel in defense of insurance company through bad faith litigation to full defense verdict at jury trial; successfully argued appeal of the verdict in Division III and before the Washington State Supreme Court.
  • Safeco v. Fidelity Title: first-chair and sole counsel in the Western District of Washington State in defense of subrogation action by homeowners insurance company against title insurance company for denial of defense related to real property and access claims. Successfully argued matter for full denial of all claims against client at summary judgment.
  • Countrywide Home Loans v. Gibson: first-chair prosecution on behalf of lender for foreclosure in Kings County, New York Supreme Court where borrower alleged forgery and fraud on execution of the vesting deed and related note and deed of trust. Successful Motion for Judgment as a Matter of Law after conclusion of lengthy bench trial.
  • Maher v. Fidelity: successfully argued summary judgment and obtained ruling in favor of commercial client in Suffolk County, New York. Claim was related to alleged negligence and code violations in abandoned property where law enforcement officer argued he fell in pursuit of a felon and suffered personal injuries. Judgment upheld by New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Second Department.
  • King County (Washington) Bar Association, 2006-present
  • New York Bar Association, 2013-present
  • American Bar Association, 2013-present
    • Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Section, 2013-present
  • “New Tactics, Practices and Ethics in Trial Litigation,” Fidelity National Law Group, September 2019
  • “Persuasive Pre-Trial Advocacy in Litigation,” Fidelity National Law Group, October 2017
  • “Anatomy of a Trial,” Fidelity National Law Group, October 2015
  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law (2002)
    • National Mock Court Appellate Team – Awarded “Best Brief in Western Region”, 2002.
  • B.S., Santa Clara University (1998)
    • Philosophy