John has been a partner in the firm since 1983. His practice involves serious personal injury complex litigation, with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries and spinal/aquatic injuries.John is active within the Washington State Brain Injury Association and has served as past executive director for the local chapter. John is currently the president of the Foundation Board for Inland Northwest Hospital Service and is past president of the St. Luke's Rehabilitation Advisory Board of Directors. He also is a member of the executive committee and Vice Chairman of Banner Bank. He has received his Aquatic Specialty Certification.Because of his extensive and diverse experience with brain injuries and his extremely successful representation of its victims, John garners the highest level of respect within the medical community, and has been honored by his peers as one of the State of Washington's 'Super Lawyers'. John also was named as one of Washington's top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Feel free to review the testimonials of several of John's peers in the medical community.
EducationGonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1983Juris DoctorHonors: Cum LaudeWashington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1980Bachelor of ArtsHonors: Cum Laude
Bar AdmissionsWashington, 1983IdahoU.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1984U.S. District Court Western District of WashingtonU.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1984
Associations and MembershipsAmerican Bar AssociationWashington State Bar AssociationSpokane County Bar AssociationAssociation of Trial Lawyers of AmericaWashington State Trial Lawyers AssociationBanner Bank (Vice Chairman, Board of Directors)INHS Foundation (President)Brain Injury Association of Eastern Washington (Past President)St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital (Past President, Advisory Board)Valley Hospital Foundation (Past Board of Directors)Washington State Chiropractic Association (Member)Life Chiropractic College West (Board of Regents)