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Practice areas:

Native Peoples Law, Contracts & Agreements, Debt Settlement, Probate, Child Abuse

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About Me

Primary practice is Native American Rights. Current focus is assisting individual tribal members in removing liens placed on IIM accounts, often through predatory lending practices. Also negotiate contracts using IIM account as collateral.

-Some work representing tribal members who are victims of childhood sexual abuse/domestic violence.

-When not saving the world I like to ski, golf, climb, play clarinet (not a specialty) and spend time with my wife at the ocean.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Native Peoples Law: 40%
    25 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    18 years
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    13 years
  4. Child Abuse: 5%
    13 years, 6 cases
  5. Probate: 5%
    18 years



Contingent (10-35%), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Kevin W Conner

    I endorse this lawyer. I had many cases in which John was opposing counsel. John is passionate about advocating for his clients. If I were looking for an attorney to represent me, passionate advocacy is exactly the character trait I would seek out. I have and will continue to recommend John.


    Kevin Conner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work.


    Ryan McClure
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of John Gibson

4701 Admiral Way SW

Seattle, WA, 98116-2340

Law Office of John Gibson

Quinault Tribal Court

Taholah, WA, 98587




Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonition
    issued in WA, 2014


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
JudgeNorthwest Intertribal Court System1995 - Present
InstructorCentral Washington University1990 - 1995
LawyerQuinault Indian Nation1989 - Present
N/ACrab/Salmon Fisherman 1977 - 1981
N/APoker Player (Hi-Lo)1970 - 1977

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonPublic LawMasters1990
University of Washington School of LawIndian LawJuris Doctor/3.55 GPA1990
Roosevelt/Garfield/Redmond High SchoolSking/Music/GirlsN/A1976
Montlake Elementary/Meany Middle SchoolN/AN/AN/A