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Jonathan Michael Minear

Jonathan Michael Minear

Practice areas:

Litigation, Commercial, Employment & Labor, Appeals

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About Me

Jon is an aggressive, outcome-oriented civil litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, personal injury, employment, and medical and legal malpractice.  He advises small to mid-sized companies, organizations, and individuals in risk management, and he represents them in a broad range of disputes in both state and federal court.  In addition, he has successfully represented clients in appeals heard by all levels of the Washington appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized him as a Rising Star every year since 2012.

While in law school, Jon served on the editorial board of the Seattle University Law Review. Following graduation, he spent two years clerking for the Honorable Marywave Van Deren at Division Two of the Washington Court of Appeals.

Jon is a native of Georgia and moved to the Pacific Northwest after college.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Commercial: 30%
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%



Contingent (30-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Kevin Michael Hastings

    I have known Jon for many years. He is one of the most driven, forthright, professional, and intelligent lawyers I know. His legal acumen and instinct is impressive, and I have always valued and sought his opinion. I fully endorse Jon.


    Kevin Hastings Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Darren Michael Digiacinto

    Jon is an honest and driven advocate for his clients. I fully endorse his practice.


    Darren Digiacinto Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Helsell Fetterman LLP

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 4200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1154




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateLee Smart Cook Martin & Patterson, PS, Inc.2010 - 2012
Judicial Law ClerkWashington State Court Of Appeals Division Two2008 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Defense Trial LawyersN/A2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Banchero Disability PartnersBoard Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Emory UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Rules of Evidence: A Practical ToolkitHandling Email, Social Media, and Other Electronically Stored Information2015
Employment Law Breakfast PresentationMarijuana/Cannabis Issues in the Workplace2014
Employment Law Breakfast PresentationEmployment Law Updates2013
Education Law Association Annual ConferenceDisability Discrimination2013