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Hello, I am John Greaney and am a practicing lawyer in Kent, with Greaney Law Firm, PLLC. My practice areas include personal injury, medical malpractice, and healthcare law. I can be reached at (253) 859-0220 or


John J. Greaney graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1975, earning a BA in Political Science.  He next attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, obtaining his JD in 1980.    


During the first seven years of his practice, Mr. Greaney was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and later a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Montesano, Washington, trying hundreds of cases.  In 1987 he joined the defense law firm of Lee, Smart, Cook, Martin & Patterson in Seattle, Washington.  While there, he defended clients in a variety of civil litigation areas including: business defense, commercial litigation, premises liability, product defects, professional liability cases, character defamation, personal injuries, employment, and environmental litigation.  In addition to service in these specific areas, Mr. Greaney also provided defense to those engaged in the professional fields of healthcare, architecture, engineering, and construction. 


In 1994, Mr. Greaney founded his own firm in Bellevue, Washington—The Law Offices of John J. Greaney.  His practice emphasized personal injury litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, focusing on serious automobile collisions, and medical and dental malpractice claims.  In private practice, Mr. Greaney represented hundreds of clients in a variety of claims including traumatic brain injury, failure to diagnose, severed facial nerve injuries, spine injuries, knee surgeries, and wrongful death.  In 2002, he obtained the largest jury verdict in Washington in a dental malpractice case.  Additionally, a significant portion of Mr. Greaney’s practice included the defense of healthcare providers in administrative and disciplinary matters, as well as representation in a variety of other legal settings unique to the health care professional.


Realizing a significant need for quality legal representation in South King County communities, in 2003, Mr. Greaney founded with several other attorneys, a full-service law firm in South King County.  At Hanis Greaney Zoro/Hanis Greaney/Hanis Greaney Prothero, PLLC, Mr. Greaney continued to emphasize his practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, and healthcare provider representation.  Mr. Greaney proudly founded his own firm,  Greaney Law Firm, PLLC in November 2007.


Since becoming an attorney, Mr. Greaney has been a long-standing member of the Washington State Bar Association, American Bar Association Litigation Section, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA), National Crime Victims Bar Association, and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association (WDTL).  He is often a speaker at State Bar and legal association functions, as well as dental and medical seminars.  He has litigated cases in virtually all of the 39 counties in Washington State, as well as before the various disciplinary boards within the Department of Health.  His experience includes more than one hundred jury trials and hundreds of arbitrations and mediations. 


Competing for his time, Mr. Greaney participates in several hobbies.  He is also a big baseball fan and enjoys going to Mariner’s games.  John is also a devoted husband and father who likes attending his children’s soccer, baseball and softball games. 




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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 20%
    31 years, 300 cases
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    23 years, 10 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    31 years, 35 cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
    31 years, 20 cases
  5. Other: 50%
  6. More 



Hourly ($260-275/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Andrews Williams

    I met John many years ago while he was defending a medical malpractice case I was pursuing for a client. He represented his client in that matter zealously, but with courtesy and respect for my client. He is well known as a dental malpractice attorney and I have referred more than one such case to him. He is an excellent attorney in all his fields of specialty.


    David Williams Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kevin Coluccio

    I highly endorse Mr. Greaney. He is dedicated to providing his client with the very best legal representation. He is both experienced and skilled in this area of the law.


    Kevin Coluccio Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Greaney Law Firm

Greaney Law Building
203 Madison Avenue
Kent, WA, 98032-5874


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AppreciationKent Chamber of Commerce2008
2007 Top 100 Trial LawyersThe American Trial Lawyers Association2008
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyGrays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1988 - 1990
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyGrays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1980 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Kent Downtown PartnershipN/A2007 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaN/A2004 - Present
South King County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Kent Chamber of CommercePast President1995 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1980 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe, as PR for decedant John Doe v. Seattle Hospital "X"Confidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kent ReporterDon’t Make Patients’ Rights a Partisan Issue2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dental ConferenceDental Records as Legal Documents2007
Dental PresentationWhat do your Records Reveal?2006