Biography

A member of the firm's CERCLA practice, John offers courtroom experience in complex environmental tort cases.

His practice focuses on complex litigation, class actions, and mass torts.

Before joining Beveridge & Diamond, John gained experience defending first- and third-party disputes from inception through trial, including: first-chair arbitration and mediation experience, arguing dispositive motions in court, advising clients on regulatory issues, conducting depositions, preparing expert witnesses, drafting pleadings and motions, reviewing discovery, and evaluating potential claims. He served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for an environmental tort case, Madsen v. State of Washington, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, involving alleged marine contamination from decades-old industrial waste. He also has experience with plaintiff-side litigation.

Outside of the office, John is an avid golfer and crossword puzzler. At home, he and his wife spoil their American Eskimo dog rotten.

Education

  • University of Washington  (B.A., 2013)
    • The Jackson School of International Studies
    • Dean's List
  • Columbia University  (J.D., 2018)
    • Class Marshall
    • Student attorney, Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic (2017-2018)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington

Professional Affiliations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association