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Dan Hayward

Dan Hayward

Location: Reno, Nevada

Phone: 775-335-9999

Fax: 775-335-9993

Email: [email protected]

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, and business litigation.

Litigation Percentage

100% of practice devoted to litigation.

Bar Admissions


Nevada, 1996

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1996

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1998

Kansas, 1995

U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1995

Missouri, 1994

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1994


University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa

J.D. with High Distinction , 1994

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Member, Iowa Law Review

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


B.A. with Distinction, 1991

Major: Political Science

Minor: Journalism

Classes / Seminars

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, 2016-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships


American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012 – present (President, 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

Charitable Activities


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