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Daniel T. Hayward







Mr. Hayward joined Bradley, Drendel & Jeanney in July 2019 after spending 25 years as defense counsel in personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, insurance bad faith, and business litigation cases. This breadth of experience makes Dan a valuable resource for our clients, as he is familiar with the way in which insurance companies and corporate defendants evaluate and defend claims and lawsuits.

After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1994, Dan spent two years in the litigation department of a large Kansas City, Missouri law firm before heading west to Nevada, which he has called home for nearly 25 years. He is a native of the rural community of Osceola, Iowa, and received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in 1991.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
  • Missouri, 1994
  • Kansas, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1995


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Honors: with High Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1991
    • Honors: with Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Journalism


  • Lecturer, Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the “Rambo” Litigator (National Business Institute CLE), 2012
  • Lecturer, Psychology of Depositions (Nevada Justice Association CLE), 2011
  • Lecturer, Practical Legal Ethics (National Business Institute CLE), 2002
  • Lecturer, Effective Motion Practice (National Business Institute CLE), 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers magazine, Northern California/Reno, Real Estate Law, 2018-2019
  • Recognized by Nevada Business magazine, Northern Nevada’s Top Attorneys, 2012, 2014, 2016-2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012 – present (President, Reno Chapter, 2016-2018)
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Missouri
  • State Bar of Kansas

Past Employment Positions

  • Morrison & Hecker, LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, 1994 - 1996
  • Laxalt & Nomura, Ltd., Reno, Nevada, 1996 – 2019

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mediator, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Inmate Mediation Program, 2019 – present
  • State Bar of Nevada Task Force, 2018 Amendments to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Volunteer counsel, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (Reno Chapter), 2011 - present
  • Washoe County Bar Association Volunteer Attorney Project, 1997 - 2000
  • Volunteer / Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, 2014 - present
  • Interviewer, Reno High School Junior Interview Project, 2016 - present
  • Coach, Great Basin Youth Soccer League (U9-U15 boys, NYSA/USSF “D” certified), 2013 - 2018
  • Judge, National High School Mock Trial Competition, 2018
  • Board member, Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, 2015 - 2018
  • Judge, We The People high school constitutional law competition, 1999, 2001, 2004
  • Volunteer and mentor, Partners in Education youth mentoring program, Kansas City, Missouri, 1998 – 2001
  • Volunteer / Big Brother, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City, 1995 - 1996