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Mr. Wolfe has been in private practice since June 1978. During those 27 years, he has represented clients in cases involving allegations of commercial fraud, violations of environmental laws, securities and tax law, food, drug and health care and antitrust law.


Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 75%
    33 years, 150 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 10%
    28 years, 30 cases

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  • Jon Scott Fox

    John Wolfe is regarded as the best white collar defense attorney in the state, but his general criminal defense work is also of the highest caliber. John achieves great results for all his clients through meticulous preparation and extremely effective advocacy in court. Not only is John a leader in the courtroom, he also leads outside of it. He was instrumental in founding the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers which is the most influential criminal defense organization in our state. I would highly recommend John Wolfe to any citizen in need and I would refer a client to him with confidence that the best result possible would be achieved.


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    John Wolfe is a highly regarded criminal defense lawyer, whose skills, intellect, and integrity are widely known throughout the criminal defense community. John has earned the respect and admiration of his peers in both the defense bar and state and federal prosecuting agencies.


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Contact info

Wolfe Leinbach, P.S.

701 Fifth Avenue Suite 6110
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2007
Best Lawyer ListN/A2007
Top 100 Lawyers in Washington StateN/A2007
White Collar Crime Notable PractitionerChamber USA 2006 Client Guide2006
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2006
Best Lawyers in SeattleN/A2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of John W. Wolfe or its successors1978 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association Criminal Law SectionChairman1989 - 1991
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1987 - 2007
Federal Bar AssociationMember1985 - 2007
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - 2007
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1978 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Western Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Ethics SeminarEthical Considerations in the Business Environment2006