Dan Thenell

Dan formed Thenell Law Group in 2012. Dan’s practice focuses on the investigation and litigation of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) claims and first and third party coverage claims. Within his areas of practice, Dan is experienced in the bad faith and claim coverage issues inherent in first party SIU investigations and litigation. Dan is also the General Counsel of the Oregon State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Chapter Counsel for the Oregon IASIU Chapter.

Before creating Thenell Law Group, Dan spent six years as a partner with a large litigation defense firm. Prior to that, Dan represented cities and counties in civil rights and employment cases. He worked for six years as a Washington County Deputy District Attorney, where he prosecuted more than 60 jury trials and numerous court trials. Dan specialized in the prosecution of large-scale identity theft and fraud crimes.

Dan regularly defends Oregon and Washington insurers against coverage and extra contractual allegations. Since entering civil practice in 2005, Dan has been lead trial counsel in approximately 30 trials, including in the federal judicial districts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Dan also conducts Examination Under Oath in Alaska.

In addition to being a trial lawyer, Dan has conducted hundreds of EUOs regarding property and casualty claims. Dan also conducts policy language reviews and provides general coverage advice to clients on Pacific Northwest liability and property issues.


  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Alaska
  • Federal Courts of Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Legislative Committee Member
  • Tigard, Oregon, Police Chief’s Advisory Committee Chairperson
  • International Association of Special Investigation Unit, Oregon Chapter Counsel
  • International Association of Arson Investigators, Oregon Chapter Board of Directors
  • Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation Board of Directors
  • CLM Insurance Fraud Committee