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Daniel J. DiResta

Daniel J. DiResta
Chief Operating Officer
ddiresta [at] martenlaw [dot] com

Dan oversees the firm’s operations, technology and human resources across its four offices. He has a proven track record in the areas of strategy, metrics, succession planning and process improvement. Immersed in almost every endeavor for the firm, Dan is an essential member of Marten Law’s management team.

Before joining the firm, Dan led the firm-wide attorney recruiting department at an Am Law 100 law firm. Over a ten year span, he worked in various leadership roles for the firm including operations, professional development and human resources.

Dan earned his Master’s in Law Firm Management from George Washington University in 2015.  He received the Dr. Stephen Chitwood Prize as the distinguished scholar of the program and a certification in Legal Lean Sigma. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College.


  • Marten Law LLP, Seattle, WA May 2015-Present
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Seattle, WA May 2005-May 2015
    • Senior Manager of Recruiting Initiatives, Leader of the Attorney Recruiting Dept.
    • Lateral Recruiting Manager
    • Recruiting & Professional Development Administrator
  • Oregon Legal Recruiting Association, OLRA, Portland, OR
    • President, 2009 & 2013
    • Treasurer and President-Elect, 2007-2008


  • M.P.S., George Washington University (2015)
    • A Specialized Master’s Degree in Law Firm Management
    • Honors: Dr. Stephen Chitwood Prize
  • B.A., with honors, Gettysburg College, Classical Studies (2004)


  • Legal Lean Sigma Yellow Belt


  • ALA
  • PSALA Education Committee
  • SHRM