Daniel E. Mooney


Daniel is a commercial litigator focused on resolving clients’ disputes efficiently and favorably, inside and outside the courtroom. He serves corporate and professional clients in the areas of tort defense, creditors’ rights, construction litigation, maritime litigation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) appeals, intellectual property litigation, real estate litigation, and other commercial disputes. Daniel also advises clients on governmental compliance issues, employment matters, intellectual property registration and protection, and other transnational issues.

Daniel’s legal experience includes four years as a litigation attorney at Idaho’s oldest and largest law firm, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP, where he also clerked during law school. Prior to that, he served as a judicial clerk for Justice Jim Jones of Idaho’s highest court, the Idaho Supreme Court. Daniel attended law school at the University of Idaho College of Law, where he served as a legal writing teaching assistant and lead articles editor for the Idaho Law Review. He won awards during law school for excellence in academic performance, legal research and writing, and negotiation.

Prior to entering law school, Daniel worked as a print journalist for newspapers in Idaho and Washington. He enjoys music, snow and water sports, photography, travelling, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.

Reported Cases and Scholarship

  • Mena v. Idaho State Bd. of Medicine, 160 Idaho 56, 368 P.3d 999 (2016)
  • Co-Author, Idaho Construction Lien and Bond Law, Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law (3rd Ed. 2016)
  • Employer on the Web Wire: Balancing the Legal Pros and Cons of Online Employee Screening, 46 Idaho L. Rev. 733 (2010)


  • 2011 University of Idaho Alumni Association Award for Excellence
  • 2009 Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Excellence in Legal Research and Writing Award
Daniel E. Mooney MWSRose Partner


  • B.A. (Cum Laude), English, Journalism, Pacific Lutheran University
  • J.D. (Cum Laude), University of Idaho College of Law


  • Associate Attorney, Hawley Troxell, Boise, Idaho
  • Judicial Clerk, Justice Jim Jones, Idaho Supreme Court, Boise, Idaho
  • Summer Associate, Pratt Day & Stratton PLLC, Tacoma, Washington

Admitted to practice in Idaho, American Samoa, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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